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Sustainable Remodelling

Updated Monday, September 21, 2020
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Sustainable Remodelling

Remodelling can give your home a new life, whether you’re looking to change things up, increase your home’s value, or just getting a place rental ready. There are lots of sustainable options that will save you upfront costs as well as long-term payouts.

 

Refresh Instead of Replacing

A great way to keep things green as well as affordable is repurposing materials and items. This can keep you from spending extra money on replacing. Things like cabinets can easily be refreshed with a nice coat of paint and give a whole new life to your kitchen or bathroom.

 

We recommend using high gloss paint, as they’re best for kitchen cabinets. Behr Premium Interior Cabinet & Trim Enamel and Benjamin Moore Advance Interior Satin paints are great options.

 

Energy-Efficient Appliances

A great way to keep things sustainable and eco-friendly is energy-effective appliances. Energy Star maximizes your savings and keeps your energy bill low. This is especially important when investing in appliances, as they can be expensive in upfront costs, but over time can save you money.

 

Energy Star product line ranges from dishwashers, telephones, light bulbs, water heaters, and much more.

 

Check out more of Energy Star products Here:

 

Eco-Friendly Painting

We all know a coat of paint can really change a room, whether you’re experimenting with bold colours or keeping things traditional, something you shouldn’t be debating is your health. “Low-level toxic emissions are called Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) that leach out into the air and cause symptoms like headaches, dizziness, visual and respiratory impairment—even memory loss.” (Englishman, 2019)

 

Here are some of great Eco-friendly zero VOCs paints

Behr Premium Plus Enamel Low Luster

  • 4,000 colours
  • Semi-gloss, flat interior, eggshell and base finishes

 

Benajmin Moore Natura/Aura

  • 500+ colours
  • Semi-gloss, eggshell, and flat

Sources

                How to Sustainably Remodel Your Home - Norstone Blog. Norstoneusa.com. https://www.norstoneusa.com/blog/how-to-sustainably-remodel-your-home/. Published March 7, 2011. Accessed September 18, 2020.
 
                Yardley E. 9 Eco-Friendly Home Improvements Guaranteed to Save You Cash in the Long Run. HGTV.ca. https://www.hgtv.ca/real-estate/photos/eco-friendly-home-improvements-save-you-cash-1910606/#. Published November 23, 2017. Accessed September 18, 2020.

                Englishman KO. The Good Trade. The Good Trade. https://www.thegoodtrade.com/features/eco-friendly-paints-for-your-home. Published September 11, 2019. Accessed September 18, 2020.

 


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