Green Renovations

Looking for some renovation ideas that you can incorporate eco-friendly ideas?

According to the Appraisal Institute of Canada energy efficient upgrades lead the pack among overall home renovations when it comes to adding value to the resale price of a home. A 2008 survey rated heating system type and efficiency, windows and insulation some of the top picks in terms of green upgrades that have an impact on the appraisal value.

Bathrooms and kitchens top the list of renovations with the greatest return.

Here are some eco-friendly renovation ideas that will help you realize a payback in terms of increasing resale value, savings on energy costs and keep more money in your pocket.

Insulation: upgrades on this will save you money on heating and cooling bills and also reduce the release of greenhouse gases into the environment.

Flooring: Carpets and rugs are considered to be a source of pollutants and allergy irritants. Today’s homeowners are choosing eco friendly flooring such as reclaimed wood plank flooring, bamboo    flooring , cork flooring and eco carpeting such as 100 per cent wool.

Paint: Use paints or finishes with low VOC will help you breathe easier by reducing indoor toxins. VOCs are solvents in paints that emit gases.

Windows: Energy efficient windows will reduce you heating and cooling costs.

Major building supply stores offer green products and programs for the do-it-yourselfer. So if you are considering renovations, consider doing green renovations.

For more information on renovations that will net you dollars in your pocked give us a call:

(204) 987-2100 or 1 888-880-2121,

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