Going green is more than a trend for LimeLite Development, it’s our company mantra. As many others begin to see a growing need for environmentally-friendly construction, we’d like to offer some suggestions on creating a greener, more sustainable tomorrow starting with your home.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Starting with the basics, recycling materials is an easy and often affordable solution to implement into your home renovation/construction or daily routine. Recyclable items you can find around the house include: reclaimed wood, concrete, windows, framing, shingles, etc.
Taking this a step further, you can buy recycled materials from a variety of local stores; saving you money on your remodel.
Thinking about moving but haven’t made the final jump? Here are a few signs that it’s time to pack up and move on this year.
Your family size is changing. Whether you’re moving in with a significant other, starting a family, or downsizing after your kids have moved out, this transitional period is the perfect time to relocate in order to more appropriately meet your current needs. If you’re suffering from an empty-nest, downsizing may be a sensitive subject but it will save you money in the long run and energy spent on upkeep. Whether or not kids are involved in the picture, it’s always a good idea to be located near a great school district or park.
Your commute is a hassle. If you absolutely hate how long it takes you to get...
Each year we create resolutions for ourselves to encourage a better lifestyle. However, we often forget to create resolutions for our homes, which can also positively affect our daily lives. Here are a few resolutions you can make for your home this year!
Lose weight (Cut the clutter!)
To feel good about your home without costing you a fortune, start with cleaning out the clutter! Most of us have a heap of things we don’t use, but consistently justify keeping- only to continue not using them. It’s time to cut the cord and realistically look at what we don’t use, don’t like, or don’t fit into and donate these items to charity.
A good way to go through these items, especially on countertops, is to clear out anything you don’t us...
'Tis the season for holiday parties; and with that comes plenty of leftovers. In fact, according to the Clean Air Council, 43,000 tons of food are thrown out every day in the United States. Additionally, each year the amount of paper plates and plastic utensils disposed could circle the equator 300 times. With that in mind, here are some tips to make your holiday party eco-friendlier.
A great way to start your party the sustainable way is by skipping the paper invites and inviting your friends virtually. There are plenty of websites that specialize in this type of service, offering customizable and attractive invitation options without the negative environmental impact.
Putting your current home on the market isn’t the most relaxing task in the world, especially if you’re still living in it. Since your home needs to be showing-ready at a moment’s notice, here are a few tips to alleviate your stress and keep a normal routine:
Pack up and organize your belongings now
Assuming everything goes to plan, you’ll be moving out soon so it’s best to pack up your belongings now. While you’re going through this process, organizing similar items and donating/dumping what you no longer use anymore can save you time and space in the future. Buyers will be turned-off by a cluttered home, so only leave out the belongings you’ll need until the potential sale of the house.