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Friday, January 25, 2013

Recycled materials for new home

Wood is very easy to recycle for various purposes

You can use recycled materials for a new home or for home renovations. Many people think to renovate your home or a new home should be using new materials. You can use the former or the old material so that more efficient and save costs.

All material from the roof to the floor everything can be recycled and applied to the design of the new house. It's just that you should be more careful to choose these waste materials. The process takes longer starting from the collection of materials, storage, processing, installation through to maintenance. Any material that is used you have to understand its characteristics such as durable, strong and resistant to weather changes.

The old tile can just use the back if possible. Tile former can also be used to cover the walls of houses.
For new wall that you can use bricks because the formers are generally strong, can be removed, dismantled and reused for the new wall. Use bricks were still intact and not cracked.

For the structure of your home could use a re-casting of steel. So is the frame and doors you have chosen if it still can be used.

For flooring, ceramic long can be recycled. To shards of pottery you can use for your porch. If possible can be used for a family room with a material that has been selected.

For furniture mainly made of wood so that you can polish with a finishing look new again. Furniture you can also combine it with new furniture.
Old furniture you can also use the space for accessories. All that you can do with interior to match.

The selection of this recycled material has its own challenges. You might have ideas reusing used materials into unique art. All it depends on your creativity.

The good news is that you do not have to sacrifice your taste to make your new home greener. Floors and counters are two great examples.

Consider a rapidly renewable resource like bamboo for your soil instead of hardwoods. If you do not like the color and appearance of ordinary bamboo, you have a good alternative to woven bamboo. It looks more like a granulated wood, it can be dyed in many interesting colors and is much more durable than traditional bamboo. It is also very cheap compared to other floor coverings.
Instead of granite and non-renewable stone for your countertops, consider a recycled glass surface like Vetrazzo. This product contains recycled glass paints that are available in a variety of colors so you can lighten your kitchen without draining the floor. It currently has the same price as granite but probably costs less as it becomes more available.

Experienced builders can provide information on these and many other green building materials.
Fill your new home with energy efficient appliances
This is an area where you have many style and price options.

Low-flow devices such as faucets, showers and toilets can reduce water consumption and your bills. High-efficiency toilets must not exceed 5.5 liters of water per flush; If you install a single unit in your new home, you can save between 30,000 and 40,000 liters of water per year. These eco-friendly toilets can cost more, but you'll save a bit if you buy the model from last year and it should be quickly paid for by reducing the cost of water.

Equipment manufacturers offer many energy-saving models: washing machines, dryers, refrigerators, water heaters, and more. Energy consumption is often displayed in the list of machines, so you can calculate your potential savings before you buy.

Although it is not a household appliance, windows for energy efficiency windows are environmentally friendly because they reduce the energy consumption that feeds your home. Look for models with very low heat transfer rates (also called U-factor) and solar heat gain rates. You can also find windows designed to work more effectively in your particular climate. Local builders can point you in the right direction.
Look at green gardening
Buying a new design means that you can also design the outside of your home for a greener life. The right landscape provides shade in the summer and isolation in the winter.

If you live where there are cold and hot seasons, plant trees that lose their leaves on the west and south sides of their structure. During the summer months, these trees keep you cool and block the infrared radiation. In winter you will reach more sun through the bare trees.

Focus on the natural landscaping that evolves in your environment. Indian plants generally require less water and less maintenance, saving you money and giving you more time to enjoy your beautiful environment.
Whether you are buying for the first time or settling permanently in your dream home, the new buildings offer the opportunity to live well and take care of the land.

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