Eco-Friendly Housing Trends Gaining Interest Due to Climate Change
Colorado homeowners have always been particularly sensitive to the environment. Our beautiful weather system between the mountains and the plains makes it clear when times are changing. Climate change can easily be seen in Colorado over the last 30 years, with warmer summers and increasing droughts. Many homeowners today are interested in eco-friendly home trends, and fortunately, these are often easy and affordable to implement.
Why Go Green At Home
Save on Utilities
- Going green in your home decorations and renovations is a good way to reduce your utility bills. The less power you use and the water you need, the less you have to pay.
Remove the Risk of Toxins
- Many homeowners are sensitive to the number of VOC (volatile organic compounds) released by normal things like plywood and paint. Going green can remove these toxins from your home.
Contribute to the Environment
- Green trends are also better for the environment, from lowering the carbon footprint of building your home to reducing your impact in day-to-day life.
Eco-Friendly Environmental Trends at an Affordable Price
There are many environmental trends that are hot in 2023 and are also remarkably affordable and even easy to implement.
Natural Paints & Materials
- Use natural paints instead of toxic paints with high VOCs, and look for natural materials like wool for carpets.
Build With Bamboo
- Bamboo is one of the most renewable resources on the planet. It is fast-growing and doesn’t require clear-cutting to harvest. Bamboo floors, cabinets, furniture, and more are great environmental choices.
Reclaimed Materials and Upcycled Furnishings
- You can also build with upcycled anything. Reclaimed wood panel floors, furniture built from previous furniture, and upcycled home decor can reduce the demand for new manufacturing.
- When you buy things made and/or stored locally, less fuel is needed to transport your renovation supplies or purchases to you.
- Energy star and similarly efficient appliances allow you to reduce both the electricity and the water needed for your everyday life.
Smarten Your Utilities
- Smart utilities include smart thermostats, lights that turn themselves off, and leak detection shutoff systems that can help you to avoid accidentally wasting water, power, and more.
- Garden and decorate with plants that are native to Colorado and need very little water. Not only are you saving water, but you are also promoting Colorado’s native ecosystem.
Rain Barrels and Composting
- Get your gardening water from rain barrels and your fertilizer from kitchen scrap compost to save on both and reduce chemical fertilizer production.
Eco-Friendly Homes: What Can You Expect When You Make Green Upgrades?
Making green upgrades to your home depends on the extent of the remodels or changes you make. If you are remodeling, expect a little downtime followed by an enjoyably lower carbon footprint for your home. If you’re making little changes to your lifestyle, you may enjoy the new routine. You may also notice the family’s health improving as low-toxicity products replace old drywall, plywood, and paint in your home.
Eco-Friendly Homes in Colorado with Dyllan Nguyen
If you are ready to live eco-friendly, Dyllan Nguyen is here to help. I can help you find a house that is already eco-friendly to get started or help homeowners to sell a house to environmentally sensitive buyers who will appreciate the upgrades that you have made.
With Dyllan Nguyen, anything is possible in the Denver housing market. I can connect you with fellow eco-enthusiasts (Colorado is well-stocked) so that you can buy and sell homes with those who share your values and appreciate ecological home upgrades as much as you do.