Reduce! Reuse! Recycle!
It seems that being good to the environment is becoming all the rage. Finally!
If you’re considering selling your house, you need to look into ways to transform it into a sustainable home. This is going to make your home appeal to more buyers, and better yet, more serious buyers.
There are many tips and tricks on updating your home to be more sustainable, but these are our favorites!
Let’s take a look:
This is the number one tip when it comes to creating a sustainable at home.
Start with taking a walk around your property to get a good overview of what needs to be done to your home.
Another tip is to be mindful with purchases. It will help to keep in mind the “buy once, buy well” principle. Put your money into things that you need and are worth splurging on.
A large part of being mindful is taking a step back and a deep breath.
Ask yourself what purpose this item is going to serve in your life. Is the company ethical? Is this product well made?
DIY is your BFF
When you are looking to make some changes around your home the first place you should head is Pinterest and other home improvement blogs. This is a great place to get inspiration and to spark your brainstorming process.
Try heading out to the vintage shops rather than buying all your decor new.
Look around your home and find things that you think it might be time to throw away. Brainstorm a way that you can make them look new rather than actually going out to buy something new.
You can channel your creative side by refurbishing gently used items. Paint your furniture, reupholster a chair, cover a pillow with a sham that you made from scraps. These are fun projects to do. And at the end, you have something new but also recycled for your home!
There are some major renovations that you can do to your current home to transform it into a sustainable home and increase the value.
Energy efficient home designs
Energy efficient homes are an option when you are remodeling your home to sell or even building a new home from scratch.
Ultra efficient homes
Ultra efficient homes combine a many of the following techniques to create the most sustainable homes around:
- Solar water heater
- Solar electricity
- Bamboo flooring
- Water filtration/purification systems
Passive solar homes
Passive solar home designs collect heat as the sun shines through south-facing windows and retains it in materials that store heat.
While a relatively simple concept, there is a lot of factors that need to be considered when creating a sustainable home. However, it can make your home much more marketable and is definitely worth the hard work!
Ready to sell Your Sustainable?
Sustainability equals value in today’s home market.
Have you taken these tips and are ready to sell your sustainable home?
Contact us to get the ball rolling!