At the rate that the planet’s resources are being used up these days, environmentalists fear that it will only be a matter of time before we all lose our home. Despite the numerous and varied steps being taken to save the Earth, there are still a lot of things to do before anyone can truly say that the planet is saved.
Everybody talks about saving the planet and there are actually few who have done something about it. Slowly but surely, people are getting the Earth back on track as far as being environmentally-healthy is concerned but there’s still a long way to go and we can all still contribute to this cause by starting the changes within our own homes or the homes we plan to build.
Many potential homeowners these days often have a lot of ideas for the homes they want to buy or build. But what is noticeable is the fact that they all want to build their homes to be as energy-efficient and sustainable as possible, not only for the many benefits it can offer as far as their health is concerned, but also because it can save them time and money to do so.
So in this light, you may want to consider building eco-friendly kit homes because for one, if you care about the quality of your home life, you’ll know that going green is the best possible way to make sure you live a happy and healthy life. Green building and remodeling actually focuses on reducing waste and reusing them whenever possible to keep the junk from piling up and destroying our natural resources.
For one, whenever you employ sustainable methods like solar panels or gray water systems, you lower your energy bills and this fact alone will increase the value of your home and when you re-sell it, you won’t have a hard time because there is nothing people love these days than being able to save money.
Another reason you should consider building eco-friendly kit homes is the fact that green homes are durable. There are kit homes that are made of recycled content decking, which is made of recycled plastic and wood fibers and these types of materials usually last up to five times longer than traditional wood decking, without the need to treat or paint. Just because a home is made out of recycled content doesn’t mean it won’t last long.
Also, building green means you produce less waste on the construction site. How many times have you seen construction sites overflowing with huge amounts of wood shavings and fibers as well bits and pieces of steel? Recent studies show that these construction site wastes account for about 20% of all trash in the landfills that translates into about 136 million tons of waste per year. The thing is, it doesn’t have to be this way because about 90% of those wastes can be recycled and reused if people did their research.
Green homes are also adaptable. It will constantly keep up with any change you want to make, from converting the game room into a nursery to turning that open space into a greenhouse for your roses. Green homes are usually made up of open spaces so it will be easy to remodel and rearrange anything inside it.
But the best reason for owning eco-friendly kit homes is the fact that it preserves the surroundings just as much as it preserves your life and health. There is no need to cut down a whole lot of trees and the use of non-toxic paints and cleaning materials will reduce carbon dioxide emission and keep the air you breathe clean and fresh. The fact that you won’t be driving to and from the hospital anytime soon is already a big benefit in itself, don’t you think?
So the next time you have an old door that you want to throw out, don’t. Instead, use it as a shabby-chic coffee table or office desk. Not only will you save money by reusing these materials, it will also give your home personality and your guests something to talk about.