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Never Settle for a Home You Don't Love


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Never Settle for a Home You Don't Love

When I was finally ready to purchase my first home after I graduated from college and found a stable job, I was on a tight budget. I settled for a house that was "good enough" for the time-being, but knew that in the future I would move to a larger one. Once I met my wife and she moved in, we thought about moving but loved the location of our home and had made great friends with the neighbors. For years, we thought we had "to settle" with the home we had since we didn't want to move, but recently, we decided to have several of our rooms remodeled. We are now in love with our home and think everyone should live in a home they love! We decided to start a blog to share what we learned about home construction and remodeling during the process!

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3 Eco-Friendly Upgrades You Should Consider For Your Home Today

Looking to impress neighbors and visitors, or just make your home and property more comfortable and inviting for household members? The following are a few eco-friendly upgrades you can make to help get the job done:

Install Outdoor Solar Lights

You can easily upgrade your home without putting more strain on your household's carbon footprint by installing outdoor solar lights throughout your property. This will help ensure that you and your family can spend comfortable, quality time outside even at night, no matter what time of year it is. Your outdoor solar lights will also help secure your property from would-be criminals and stray animals too.

Many outdoor solar lights come with their own solar power source, so you wouldn't have to worry about installing a solar panel system in order to run your lights, even if you want to maintain a flood light near your driveway all night long. But, you can also pair your outdoor solar lights with other solar powered items in your home if you already have a solar panel system in place.

Grow a Container Food Garden

Growing a container food garden in your yard will not just help improve your property's overall curb appeal, but it will provide your family with free vegetables, legumes, and even fruits throughout the year. You won't have to dig your yard up or make any serious changes to your yard to introduce a container food garden to your yard.

The fact that you're not relying on the supermarkets as much as you used to in order to feed your household means that you're making less of a footprint on the world's carbon footprint overall. Just place large gardening pots where you want them on your property, fill them with your favorite potting soil, and plant seeds or young plantings of things like:

  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini
  • Bell Peppers
  • Chili Peppers
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries

You can also plant a variety of herbs such as basil, oregano, and sage in your garden for variety and extra depth.

Incorporate Decorative Concrete

One of the best ways to make a positive impact on the look and feel of your home while being conscious of the carbon footprint your household leaves on this planet is to introduce decorative concrete inside, outside, or both. Because most homes are designed with a concrete floor base anyway, there isn't a need to spend more money on extra materials like carpet or wood paneling to cover the floor base.

Chances are that you already have some type of material covering your floor base. But, if you're considering replacing any flooring in your home, you can simply take the old stuff out and replace it with more concrete that features tinted colors and engraved designs of your choosing.

Outside of your home, you can upgrade your concrete driveway or pathways that lead to different areas around your property with customized decorative concrete. You'll ensure that your property looks like no other in the neighborhood and impress passersby with your optimized curb appeal.

For more information, contact a contracting company such as Stephens & Smith Construction Inc.