Earth Day is April 22nd and here are a few ways (big and small) that will “green up
your next project.
Flooring: Bamboo grows quickly even without pesticides and, when assembled into flooring, is more durable than most hardwoods. This makes it a sustainable choice for your home. Concrete is another alternative and can incorporate recycled materials such as recycled glass to give it unique character.
Countertops: Recycled-glass products are elegant and stylish and add a modern twist. These products are available in a variety of designs and colors. Concrete is also another great option.
Bathtubs/Sinks: If your bathtub or sink is in good condition, instead of buying a new one, get the current one refinished. Re-glazing tile saves money as well!
Driveways/Walkways: Consider installing a permeable driveway or walkway made of pavers, crushed stone or broken (recycled) concrete, which allows rainwater to seep through to the ground.
Plumbing fixtures: The latest low-flow fixtures not only look good, but save a significantly more water than those made even a generation ago.
All of these improvements add to a home’s value and livability, while also making it more attractive to buyers looking for earth-friendly features in their next home.
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