Using Green Products to Remodel Your Home and Yard

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When you’re looking to remodel and revamp your home, there are several ecological options that will not only save you money in the long run, but give your home a modern, sophisticated and sophisticated look. As you start to turn your home green, you will certainly realize that green products tend to be incredibly low maintenance and can give you the functionality and beauty you are looking for, without the hard work and energy of upkeep. Here are several things you can do to make your home much more Eco-friendly, all while saving yourself time, money, and non-renewable resources.


Bamboo Plywood

Bamboo is so ecological because it grows rapidly and is mature in only four years. Bamboo plywood is incredibly versatile and can be used for flooring, cabinets, or counter tops. The reason why it does so well in various places in your home is because it can hold during extreme humidity or steam of a bathroom. Modern and chic homes are even beginning to use bamboo for their sinks because it is a much greener option than porcelain or metals.

The great thing about bamboo is that it will already give you the earthy and eclectic coloring you are looking for and don’t need to be painted; however staining them is certainly an option if you want a darker or richer look to go with the rest of your home.


Composite Decking

Composite wood is a combination of wood waste and recycled plastic. This is also a great option because it is so sturdy and won’t splinter, warp, or crack like standard wood. This combination of plastic and wood fibers creates an option that will withstand the test of time and will have you enjoying this desk for years and years to come.

The plastic fibers protect the wood from splintering, rotting, and insect damage. Instead of spending your summer worried about termites and pest control, you can enjoy your deck! Also, just as the plastic protects the wood, the wood also protects the plastic from ultraviolet damage and will give your desk a beautiful and natural look.


Eco-Friendly Synthetic Grass

My brother in Arizona actually let me in on this secret. Instead of wasting incredible amount of money on watering your lawn this summer just to get it a different color than brown, you can enjoy a plush, green lawn made out of synthetic grass. My brother in Arizona, as well as my sister in Colorado love their synthetic lawn because it requires virtually no maintenance and makes your yard and home look like you’ve invested immense amounts of time as well as energy to make it look perfect. You can save gasoline by not mowing your lawn each week, and water by not nursing your thirty lawn back to health the entire summer just to have it die again at the close of fall.

So as the weather turns warm, instead of simply turning on the sprinkler and re-staining your deck, consider these alternative and get your home more Eco-friendly, functional, and low maintenance!

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