How to Make Your Home More Sustainable In 4 Simple Ways

December 13, 2022

 Many people are looking at ways to make their lives more sustainable and eco-friendly. From changing their eating habits to reusing plastic bottles, many people understand what measures to take to be kinder to the planet. 

One way to further reduce your carbon footprint and be kinder to the planet is to improve your at-home lifestyle. Things from how you cook, how long you leave the lights on, and the renovations you can do, there are many ways to practice and enhance your sustainability at home. 

Here are some great tips to help you enhance the sustainability of your home, from renovating your bathroom to things you can do to the outside of your property. Let’s dive in.

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Outside features

External features can play a huge part in how sustainable your home is. From solar panels to create your own vegetable patch, there are lots of efficient measures to take to help improve the eco-friendliness of your home. 

Adding Solar Panels to your roof is a great way to maximize your home’s sustainability. These soak up the natural daylight and turn this into energy, which your home can use to power its oven, lights, and more. They can be a great initial investment. However, government schemes can make them more affordable. 

The investment will help you make money back in no time as you will no longer have extortionate energy bills to pay, all thanks to the efficiency and sustainability of the panels.

Add towel racks

Washing towels take a lot of energy. Although you won’t want them to feel wet and dirty, you do not need to wash them after every use.

Therefore, renovating your bathroom and kitchen by adding a towel rack will ensure you can keep your towels dry and easily reusable so that you can avoid washing them too often. 

Other bathroom renovation tips to help enhance the sustainability of your home include:

  • Add plants. 

  • Use soap bars. 

  • Install an air vent. 

  • Ditch the wipes.

Reuse and recycle

The idea of reusing and recycling should be something we are already practicing. If you are not, doing so is an effective way to make your home more sustainable

Reusing old bottles for other things (such as using a drinks bottle for your new washing-up liquid dispenser) is an efficient way to reduce your plastic use and reuse items. 

You should install a recycling bin so that you recycle everything correctly. 

High-performance windows: Having high-performance windows installed throughout the home will help you reduce your energy bill. Plus, you will stay warm in the cold temperatures and cool in the hot temperatures so that you always feel comfortable at home. 

High-performance windows regulate the air throughout the home, which will help you avoid using central heating and AC throughout the months when the weather affects the humidity and dampness in your home. 

These 4 simple tips will ensure you can maximize the sustainability of your home and be kinder to the planet. 

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