Go Green, Increase Your Home's Value
#GoingGreen is not just a trend these days; it is a way of life for many individuals. Going green and #greenremodeling have become more of a tradition than a fad. If you are thinking of selling your home in the near future, you may wish to consider green remodeling since it can help increase the value of your home.
Whether or not you are thinking of selling your home, green remodeling is good for the environment and good for your wallet, as well. Even homebuilders, renovators, and interior design companies are jumping in on the bandwagon of green remodeling. For many individuals, green remodeling is the way to go, as complete reconstruction or homebuilding in a green format from the ground up is expensive at best.
From easy and inexpensive weekend projects to complex more expensive projects which require professional work, there are many ways you can do a green remodeling on your existing home.
• Energy saving light bulbs • Solar panels • Outdoor solar lighting • Energy efficient appliances • Water-saving devices for faucets, showerheads and toilets • Eco-Friendly paint and wallpaper (low VOCs, etc) • Repurposed wood (cabinets, flooring) • Eco-friendly flooring (bamboo, cork, concrete, etc) • Geothermal heating system
The list goes on and on when it comes to being environmentally friendly in your own home.
Although the cost of installing solar panels from the beginning is costly, it will be of benefit in the long run. If you are planning to stay in your home, then solar panels will save you quite a bit on your electricity bill in the end. If you are planning to sell your home, new buyers that see the solar panels will know that they will be saving on their energy bills and saving the environment, as well.
All these are great options for upgrading and increasing the value of your home. While staying in the home, you can save money on your water and energy bills while feeling good that you are living in a place that is healthier for you and your family. And when you are ready to sell, all those benefits can be passed on to the buyer who will surely see the added benefits of living in an energy and water efficient home.
In the meantime, you can reap the rewards of going green by saving lots of green – money that is.