A couple of months ago we talked about using natural materials and LED lighting to achieve greener standards in your home. Going green has become more and more popular, which means that it’s more accessible and affordable. And, you no longer feel like you have to sacrifice beauty to go green. More and more companies are offering products and services that cover every aspect of your home. As an example, many furniture manufacturers are offering lines that are made from renewable resources and water-based inks.
Even with the advances in information and products available, one of the most overlooked “green” design areas is controlling the light that comes into your home. When you have rooms that face west, the afternoon sun can do more damage to your electric bill and room fabrics then anything else. Solve this by installing proper window treatments that reduce the amount of this damaging sun coming into the room.