Posted September 15, 2014 by Gabriel Posternak

Green Remodeling Ideas: Bedroom

Every once in a while it is always nice to remodel your bedroom. After all, most of your time is spent in the bedroom. Even though you may be sleeping, it is important to optimal health to have a bedroom that comforts and soothes so that you go to sleep feeling relaxed and wake up feeling well-rested.

Wouldn’t it be nice to even incorporate energy efficient remodeling into your green bedroom remodeling ideas? Of course, you can have it all – you can have a bedroom that is soothing and relaxing as well as energy efficient.

Let’s fact it, a lot of individuals use their bedrooms also as a home office environment. With limited space and individuals buying smaller houses these days, combining the workspace and the office space is essential and necessary.

There are several ways to create a green bedroom remodeling project using energy efficient ideas for both home and office.

Let’s Look at Lighting

Lighting is one of the smallest yet most efficient ways to save energy around the house. One of the best ways to save energy is to utilize light from the sun. If you do not have solar panels and are not ready to incorporate them into your home, then perhaps something as simple as strategic placement is what is necessary.

Strategically placing your desk under a corner window allows you to open the curtains and let the sun shine in. In this manner, you will be able to utilize natural sunlight as you work or use your computer at other times.

Also, replacing your traditional light bulbs with LED lighting is a great way to save money and preserve the environment.

Electricity

If you want to go green in your bedroom, use as little electricity as possible. Use electronics that utilize less electricity and make sure to have power surge protector strips so that you can simply flip a switch when it comes time to go to sleep at night. Do not turn it back on, until you are ready to use them all again.

Floors and Paint

Flooring and paint are two wonderful ways to tackle a green remodel project in your bedroom. You can utilize so many choices of design that are all natural from linoleum to repurposed and reclaimed wood floors. Also hemp rugs and wool throw rugs are great ways to add a nice touch while staying in the green theme.

Miscellaneous and Accessories

When it comes to saving money, you won’t even recognize that you are doing it when it comes to decorating with accessories. Cotton sheets, hemp throw rugs, cotton throw rugs are all perfect examples of how to have fun decorating while saving the environment.

Perhaps a down comforter will keep you warmer in winter so that you can lower the thermostat. Also, opening a window and using a fan will keep you cooler in summer and keep those bills down, as well.

Thermal curtain in winter and light cotton ones in summer will also help to lower your bills.

So, as you can see, there are many options to a green home bedroom remodel.

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