Renovating Your Home Sustainably
When it comes to home renovations in Perth, there’s an enormous amount of choice. Whether you choose to build up or out, building sustainably is becoming an increasing popular option for property owners looking to extend or renovate their homes.
Reducing or even eliminating the need for auxiliary heating and cooling, passive design focuses on controlling heat in order to improve indoor temperatures. One example is to install north-facing windows, as they reflect summer heat and let the warmth in during winter.
Solar panels can help reduce your electricity bills, while at the same time minimising your carbon footprint. Solar energy not only heats your home, but warms your water and runs your appliances and lighting too, making it an excellent investment.
Water Use Reduction
Choosing water-efficient appliances, such as washing machines and dishwashers, will help to greatly reduce your water bills, as will installing rainwater tanks. Grey water recycling is a fantastic way to re-use water on your garden that would otherwise go down the drain.
Consider recycling building materials for your renovation, or selling on what you no longer want. Re-using existing fixtures and furnishings in the new extension is also a great option for reducing waste.
There are plenty of ways to renovate while being environmentally-friendly at the same time. If you’re thinking about renovations in Perth and want to do it sustainably, talk to the team at Nexus today on 9414 1789.