Eco-Friendly House Tips

Do you care about the environment but are unsure of how to help? Try making some of these eco-friendly house trends. You don’t have to go out and pick up trash to help, you can help from the comfort of your home. 

Here are 9 eco-friendly house tips. 

  1. Recycled countertop materials. There are a lot of options to choose from such as concrete, cork, and recycled glass. 
  2. Reusable kitchen items. Using reusable kitchen items instead of single use plastic items is a great, simple way to help the environment. There is a wide variety of options to choose like cloth napkins, dish towels, and glass containers. These items will also help save you money in the long term. There are also eco-friendly sponges made of loofah and dish soaps that are not in plastic containers. 
  3. Induction stoves. More and more people are switching from gas to induction, or electric stoves. These stoves help to save cost on gas and eliminate the fear of a gas leak.
  4. Touchless faucets. Have you ever left your sink running? This is a huge waste of water and a sure way to increase your water bill. With touchless faucets there is no fear. The water automatically turns off when your hands are not by the sensor. Filtered faucets also help decrease the need for plastic water bottles. 
  5. Sustainable flooring materials. Our list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the eco-friendly flooring option, cork. It not only helps the environment, but is resilient and hypoallergenic. If you get sick of your cork and want a change, no problem. The cork flooring can be recycled or repurposed. 
  6. Eco-friendly rugs. Find rugs made from eco-friendly materials like wool, sisal, jute, or hemp. These are all made of natural materials. They are durable, non-allergenic, and nontoxic. 
  7. Opt for natural light. Natural light helps save you money on lighting fixtures and electricity. Open up the blinds and consider installing a skylight. Your bank account will thank you. 
  8. Shop secondhand. There are many second hand furniture shops to choose from. Not only is it helpful for the environment, but it helps your bank account! There are also buy nothing groups on facebook where you can give away and claim items from your neighbors. 
  9. Install solar panels. Installing solar panels is a great eco-friendly option. The solar panels absorb the sunlight and convert it to energy you can use as electricity. Just be sure your roof is up to date before they are installed on your house. 

These are just some of the ways you can incorporate eco-friendly options in your home. From your sky light, to your floor, there’s plenty of options to choose from! No need to rush to make all of these changes at once. Take some time to consider which options would be best for you and research eco-friendly companies that can help your housing dreams come true.