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Redesign your Home and Help Save the Planet

  • April 17, 2013
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If you’ve been thinking that it’s time to redesign your home, you may be interested in doing it in a way that will help save the planet. Going green is easy when you are motivated to lower your carbon footprint. Here are some eco-friendly design ideas to help you get started.

Avoid using traditional countertop materials such as Formica. Instead, go outside and get some tree branches, and then cut them up and glue the pieces to your countertop, then add grout and urethane to seal it.

Instead of paying for cork flooring, enlist your friends, family and coworkers to collect corks from wine bottles until you have enough of them to put in a new cork floor. Not only will it look interesting, it is saving natural resources.

Avoid putting in new carpeting when you want a new look for your floor. Instead, obtain recycled tiles and glue them to your floor. Using recycled tiles helps the environment because it keeps them from winding up in our nation’s landfills.

Real estate professional Karen Spechler is an expert on helping homeowners redesign their homes with environmental sustainability in mind. She has been working in the real estate industry since 1976, and part of her success is attributable to the fact that she puts her clients first and is devoted to helping them buy and sell their properties at the best possible rates. For more information about environmentally beneficial design ideas for your home, contact Karen through the website or give her a call today.

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