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Home Improvement Ideas That Might Just Save The Planet

May 22, 2013

When you’ve finally got to a point in your life where you own your own home, it’s understandable that you want to begin making it a home too. As you progress with steps in life like starting a family and careers, you begin to realise that the world is an incredible place, yet we as a civilisation are killing it. While there are many activists trying to save the world, there’s still a large population that simply don’t care enough to help fight for the world they live in. It’s a sad fact, but it doesn’t mean that we can’t individually do our bit for the planet, and that includes within our home improvements too! Take a look at the home improvement ideas that might just help save the planet as well as making your home a nicer place for you to raise your family.

Solar panels

You might be thinking to yourself…”I can’t afford solar panels!”. True, they are expensive to begin with, but did you know that they pay for themselves within a year of purchase? They will save you so much money on energy bills because you’ll be dipping into the energy that your solar panels have generated. Some customers even comment that their energy bills are practically nothing in the summer! Luckily, you can also get them on a finance option, which makes saving the planet that little bit easier. Good for the wallet, even better for our earth.

Window tinting

Don’t you just hate it when people walk past your windows and you see them taking a peek inside? Well now you can buy window tinting for your windows at home, which also help keep heat in or alternatively, keep it out. With summer just around the corner, you’re going to be looking for tips to keep your house cool during summer, and window tinting can do that for you! It can also help save furniture from bleaching from the sun too. Another improvements that’s great for the planet and the wallet!

Vegetable patch

There’s something really satisfying about being so self sufficient that you’re even growing your own food to eat – but why is it environmentally friendly? Crops that are grown in bulk are often sprayed by insecticides which damage the earth’s ozone layer. Imagine how much damage is being done each day!! Refuse to take part in it and grow your own vegetables. It’s a perfect addition to any garden and is great for teaching children useful life skills!

Paint

Finally, did you know that you can get environmentally friendly paint? It holds the same sort of concept as insecticides, as in paint releases fumes that can harm the atmosphere. So, the next time you’re thinking of painting a room, opt for environmentally friendly paint so that you can be sure that you’re doing everything for the environment possible!

Use these four ideas to improve your home and also contribute to changing the way we live our lives and the way we treat the earth!

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