Simple Steps Towards a More Sustainable Sanctuary

Your home is an expression of who you are and what you care about so why shouldn’t you want it to be as eco-friendly as possible? Besides from being great for nature and making your house look fabulous, it can also save you a bit of money down the road and may even boost its value if you should want to sell it. Here is a handful of simple steps you can take towards that sustainable and beautiful home you’ve been dreaming about. Start small if you don’t want to spend all your savings at once and work your way up - it will undoubtedly be worth it.

Start a kitchen garden
As the easiest and most cost-effective step, you should start your own kitchen garden right away. Sure, it might not boost the value of your home significantly but it will save you money, give you a rewarding new hobby, and help you to eat only locally sourced produce. It really doesn’t get more local than your very own garden, that’s for sure. Have a look at this article for the best vegetables and herbs you can start out with, in case you’re new to the gardening game, and plant it sooner rather than later. That way, you’ll be able to harvest by autumn and won’t have to waste yet another season without growing food.

Sustainably sourced materials
If you’re about to upgrade your home or just get another piece of furniture onboard, it’s an excellent idea to look into how sustainable the materials you have in mind are. Both wood and steel are available recycled and you can easily continue your love for wood by ensuring that you’re not possessing any endangered timber. There are, in fact, a lot of opportunities if you just do your research first. Have a look at to learn more about your options and you’ll be able to have a home that is both beautiful and kind to nature. It’s a win-win, in other words, and just what your home needs.

Energy efficient windows
Unless somebody recently smashed one of your windows or you’re in the process of building a new home, you might not give much thought to the glass squares in your home. If your energy bills are a lot higher than you like to admit, it’s actually a good idea to think twice about the kind of windows you install, though, as so much warm air escapes through them during the winter - and, similarly, a lot of heat is allowed inside during the summer. Energy efficient windows can put an end to this nonsense by providing you with much better insulation. This keeps your home at the right temperature, of course, which again means less money spent and a much lighter impact on the environment. Read more about these benefits on and let the facts convince you. Plus, they are coated with UV-filters that will protect the furniture in your home from the damage of the sun. Your leather couch and wooden furniture will, in other words, thank you.

While some of these options are almost free of charge, others will cost you quite a bit. The important thing is to start helping the environment where you’re able to and not let the fact that you can’t afford an expensive solar power setup stop you from living a bit greener.

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  1. Starting a kitchen garden is such a great idea! :)