As green design continues to storm the home improvement market, homeowners and builders alike are considering sustainable materials for a larger percentage of their upcoming projects. From bamboo floors to reclaimed doors, professionals are seeking to make a big impact in the home and a tiny dent in the environment. But Mother Nature isn’t the only one who appreciates the effort. Homeowners are finding out that sustainable materials may also represent big savings.
Why We’re Asking:
Though the home improvement market is starting to climb out of its slump, professionals and consumers are still looking to save as much money as possible on their new home improvement projects. Sustainable, recycled, reclaimed, and repurposed supplies are often cheaper than their new, traditional counterparts. Yet cheaper doesn’t always mean better, no matter how good it is for the environment or your conscience. We wanted to find out when sustainable materials are worth the effort and how professionals are leading the way to implement them in new and interesting ways.
So experts, it’s time to weigh in:
How are you using sustainable materials?
Where are your favorite places or sources for finding sustainable materials?
When is the best time to use recycled or sustainable materials in a building or design project?
Would you recommend re-purposed materials to most of your clients?
Should homeowners be informed about any drawbacks to using these types of materials?
Summer is approaching fast and we can’t wait to hear what advice our professionals have for homeowners looking to start summer renovation projects. Check back next week for our follow-up articles and more advice from our experts on green building and design materials.
Experts, post your answers in the comment field below!