While you’re soaking in the latest and greatest for the home during the upcoming National Home Show, it’s a good idea to keep some key trends in mind. From the ecological to the economical, and trends that reflect cultural change, here are three ideas to look into.
The first step is a twelve month assessment phase where energy bills are analyzed to determine possible avenues for lowering consumption. Another key part of the preparation phase in an analysis of available sunlight. This information is used to weigh the costs and benefits of using Solar photovoltaic (PV) technology in the first place.
From there, we determine the size of system required, apply for the building permit and look into what government rebates for green renovations are available.
For those with lots of sun a lots of space to power, Solar panels might be a great way to reduce your footprint and your bills.
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No more hiding in the kitchen from your guests. This trend is all about open concept spaces and communal living. Relax and give in to combined kitchen, dining and eating zones.
With most of us staying in more and going out less, the home should be a comfortable and inviting sanctuary where the family and their guests can kick back and hang out.
Paint is one of the easiest and most economical ways to spruce up a space. Plus, with most paint brands making environmentally friendly options, it can be an ecological upgrade, too.
With beige and cream being so 2010, this year it’s all about greens and yellows. However, if you still want to go neutral, keep it to shades of grey for a more modern and slightly more masculine feel.
And if that sunny yellow is a little too sunny? You can always repaint!
The National Home Show runs from February 18th – 27th. It’s still not too late to get tickets!
Visit nationalhomeshow.com, or stay tuned here for more information.