Home Improvement Projects for the Environmentally Conscious

December 8, 2017 11:30 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Are you looking to renovate your home but worry about the impact your home improvement project will have on the environment? Luckily, there are eco-friendly products and materials you can use for virtually any project. Your home improvement project doesn’t have to take a toll on the environment. There are eco-friendly ideas and options for every stage of the project. Let’s take a look:

  • Plan for eco-friendliness – The first step to any remodeling project is the planning phase. This is when you brainstorm ideas for the specified project, including looking at hiring environmentally conscious professionals, such as the team at Asher Nichols & Craftsmen. Throughout the entire project, we are constantly thinking about how we can leave the smallest carbon footprint while still producing a quality finished product. Some of our best practices include using barrels and waste haulers instead of those harmful black plastic bags, as well as working a 40-hour week in just four days to reduce carbon emissions during the commute, which increases productivity by 20%.
  • Selecting the right materials – The next step in the process is to decide on which materials you want to use. Environmentally-friendly materials are widely available and without breaking the bank. Some of the most common options we recommend are replacing the bulbs in your home with LED ones, using Energy Star-certified energy-efficient appliances, and using low- or zero VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) paints, caulking, and sealants, which are much safer for your family and home than traditional options.
  • Cleanup: The Final Act – The last stage of the project, once it’s finished, is the cleanup. This is arguably the point when the environment is neglected, as many people just want to be through with the project. As previously stated, Asher Nichols opts for barrels and waste haulers in place of plastic bags that just end up in landfills. Of the materials you have left over at the end of the project, look at what can be recycled or saved for another project down the line.

Your home improvement project doesn’t have to come at the cost of the environment. There are eco-friendly options and materials our team at Asher Nichols can use to give you the perfect finished product you’ve been dreaming of. For all your home improvement needs, questions, and concerns, call Asher Nichols & Craftsmen at (617) 417-0020, or fill out the form on our contact page.

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