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We can all get carried away improving our homes to make them look more stylish, welcoming and great looking, and in doing this we often forget about practicalities. Thankfully, giving your home a facelift can go hand in hand with improving your home efficiency. It’s cheaper to combine both ideas at once, and saves you money in the long run too with the added comforts of heat and light to complete that homely feel. So, what are the steps you can take to achieve optimum efficiency with stylish results? The following are a few ideas.
1. Maximize Your Light Potential
There are many ways you can do this. The best way is to allow for large windows and doors that let in as much light as possible, or to fit in a conservatory that can stand as a spotlight for welcoming daylight, and can be your little haven project for design too! If you want a simpler step, simply check what kind of lighting you’re using. Are you making use of energy saving bulbs? What kind of lighting do you have around the house? Why not choose retro, industrial low hanging lighting for the kitchen, which will maximize spotlight? In the living room, bedroom or landings you can add LED energy saving lighting to create a beautiful array of colors around your home.
Terry from Prestige Doors said, “There are plenty of little things to improve your home which you may not realize can make a huge difference in how it feels, and light & heat efficiency are definitely some of those.”
2. Double Glaze
The most important efficiency measure in any home is double-glazing. There are double-glazing windows out there that contain heat retention technologies to provide the ultimate addition of warmth and prevention of droughts. Better yet, they look far more upgraded than old fashioned single glazed windows with better colors and finishes, and even reduce noise and increase security. They really are a no-brainer! These are just some of the reasons as to why you need double glazing windows in your home.
3. Invest In Doors That Matter
We often overlook the one thing we see and use every single day- our doors! There are so many great doors out there, such as Bi-fold doors that not only have a great impact on look but also increase home efficiency. These doors are panoramic window style doors that connect the indoor with the outdoor, allowing a flood of lighting into your home, no matter what its size or facing. Better yet, they are made from either aluminum or PVC meaning greater insulation and reduction of droughts. If you want to be extra unique, why not opt for sliding Bi-folds? For more traditional styles, why not pick from finely made composite doors that are designed for maximum security and heat retention, or stable doors that provide great insulation while giving off a country feel? Doors are so much more than open-close mechanisms!
So there you have it – three great ways you can improve your home’s efficiency in a manner that will transform your home’s look. With rising resource prices and a greater demand on a focus for energy conservation, it’s important to consider such measures in your home improvement decision-making matters. Your pocket, your comfort and the environment at large will thank you for it!