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6 Eco-Friendly Ways to Update Your Home

Posted on Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Creating a more sustainable and eco-friendly home is becoming a growing priority for homeowners.  Let’s explore some simple renovation and upgrade ideas to refresh and update your home in an eco-friendly way. 

  1. Reclaim and Recycle Your Living Space

When renovating and updating your home, you don’t need the newest trends to give your house a modern and stylish look. Consider using other materials such as reclaimed wood, which is both environmentally friendly and injects some charm and character to your home.

It has recently become quite popular for all kinds of home renovation projects. You can use it to restyle kitchen countertops and use it for flooring and feature walls.

You can also repurpose old furniture, giving it a fresh coat of paint or taking parts from it to build into something new.

How do you dispose of the parts you don’t need? Hire a skip bin from Bonza Bins of course!

 

  1. Be Label-Conscious

When buying cleaning products, paint or any other household supplies, be conscious of potentially toxic of harmful ingredients.

Opt for products that are labelled as “eco-friendly” or “green” and ensure you do your research into chemicals and ingredients that may have negative impacts on your health and the environment.

 

  1. Use Less Plastic

It can be easy to forget that plastic waste ends up in landfills and oceans, harming marine life and taking hundreds of years to break down. There has also been an increasing concern about the toxins plastics release into the environment.

Try to buy glass or metal containers and kitchenware instead of plastic for your home and use your own reusable bags when shopping.

 

  1. Insulate, Insulate, Insulate

Protect your home from the elements with high-quality insulation. Insulation keeps you warm in the cooler seasons and cool in the warmer seasons and is a far eco-friendlier option to temperature control.

You can avoid using air conditioners and heaters, reducing electricity and gas use, saving you money and protecting the environment.

 

  1. Get some Indoor Plants

Not only do indoor plants inject a bright and lively ambience to your home, they are also natural air purifiers. Plants can remove toxins from the air including formaldehyde and benzene, as well as produce oxygen for better, cleaner air to breathe.

Some of our top recommendations are peace lily, fiddle leaf fig and mother-in-law’s tongue.

 

  1. Choose Paint that is Better for You and the Environment

Looking to give your home a fresh coat of paint? Many traditional paints are riddled with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which evaporate into the atmosphere and contribute to climate change. The harmful chemicals in paint (such as cadmium, lead and chromium) are also a hazard to human health and the environment.

Low VOC and natural paints tend to limit or eliminate these chemicals and use a water base instead of an oil base. It’s friendlier to your body and the earth.

If you want to rid yourself of not so eco-friendly goods in your home, or you’re looking to renovate or update, consider hiring a skip bin to make a large home overhaul easy.

Bonza Skip Bins offer affordable skip bins for hire in Canning Vale and surrounding suburbs. Contact us to enquire about skip bin hire in Perth or simply book a bin online today.