Are you looking forward to a remodeling or home building project? According to some companies, there is one thing that you need to remain aware of, and that is not only restoring well and with great style, but also restoring and remodeling responsibly. You might be aware of the fact that there is a complete shortage of different natural resources and materials. This is the reason why “going green” has become an appealing aspect on different levels. So, how do you go green with your home restoration project? You must look out for different alternatives that can help in maximizing the style of your home while minimizing its influence in the natural environment. In addition to this, you must also remain aware of the fact that there are different go green restoration ideas that will also minimize the influence on your pocket. Don’t you love this idea?
When I thought of restoring my old house, it was a bit challenging for me to go green with my restoration project. This was mainly because I had to maintain this delicate balance between historic features and new technology. I also had to put in a lot of money in using green technologies for restoring my old home. All in all, it was an intimidating prospect for me. But nowadays, it has become easier to go green with home remodeling and restoration projects. There are some simple to execute ideas that will help you in getting a substantial amount of green bang while investing only a few bucks. I wasted some money on the use of modern green technologies, but at the same time, I also saved a huge amount of money by using the following ideas.
The very first thing that I did was transforming my toilet in a way that had very little impact on the environment. I went for a modern toilet that uses 1.6 gallons of water per flush. This was a major saving over the old toilet in my house which used 7 gallons of water per flush. This was whopping, right? Luckily, I had a good looking vintage commode in my period bathroom, and therefore I did not have to sacrifice the style of my bathroom for the sake of eco-friendliness. I also chose to retrofit the tank using an early closure flapper that shut off the water before it filled the tank. This has helped me in saving around 50% water per flush.
By the same token, I did not invest in stylish and fancy low-flow faucets. What I did was I got an aerator screwed onto the end of the exiting faucet in my bathroom. This helped a lot in reducing the flow of water while keeping the pressure up by blending air into the water stream. Further, I did not choose to revamp my bathroom with a brand new tankless water heater. I insulated my old hot-water heater with a pre-cut blanket, and this helped in mitigating the loss of heat by 25% to 45%. However, one thing that I always kept in mind to minimize my costs on going green with my home restoration project was taking the services of a professional.