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Eco-Friendly Benefits of Using Recycled Materials When Redesigning Your Home
by Joey Ong with Michael Potts
We are all well aware of the benefits of utilising recycled goods. From glass bottles to shredded tyres, there are countless examples of how these options will help the environment as well as save our society a great deal of money. However, one of the newest and most interesting trends is to employ these very same materials into the construction and design of our homes. As there are many gardening guides that now feature this method, it is a good idea if we take a look at some examples of the most common materials used and the portions of your home that can be addressed.More Than Money Alone...
While the financial advantages can sometimes prove attractive, we need to recognise that there are a number of other distinct benefits in regards to this approach. As most countries are now embracing greener construction and energy policies, you may be able to preempt future legislation that could pass in the future. There are several “green incentives” that can provide you with cash back if you decide to incorporate recycled materials in a construction project. You will lower the carbon footprint of your property and in many cases, save even more money in terms of heating and cooling. Your house will likely increase its resale value and eco-friendly designs are great ways to compliment your existing decor.
Portions of the Home You Can Address
Whether referring to recycled aluminium, cast iron, bricks, concrete and even old fixtures such as doorknobs and hinges, the applications are nearly limitless. As many of these materials will be reclaimed from other sites, a unique personality can likewise be achieved. For instance, why not add a Victorian style to your living room through the incorporation of antique brass hinges and door handles? Reclaimed or “deconstructed” wood is an excellent means to imbue a hearth with a sense of history and style; no two pieces are ever alike. Recycled glass panes can be used to create beautiful decorations and in some cases, even entire windows are able to provide a truly “antique” look to your home.
However, interior options are just the beginning. Many homeowners will choose to use recycled materials when redesigning their garden. You may procure wrought iron as a welcome replacement to more modern outdoor chairs. Reclaimed bricks come in a number of unique colours and styles; there is actually quite a large market for these items. Recycled tyres can be used within walkways. A used pallet can be hung and adorned with plants while salvaged metal can be formed to make an excellent outdoor bar. Of course, there are but a few of the tips that can be learned in many modern home improvement websites.
By embracing recycled materials, you can add a bit of flavor to your home while simultaneously helping the environment!
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