Timeless and Classic Living Room Ideas to Consider in 2021
If you’re investing in luxury home remodeling, it makes sense to implement some eco-friendly features at the same time. Not only can you reduce your carbon footprint and reduce energy costs, but you can also make your home more healthy and comfortable. There are a lot of ways to introduce sustainable design principles and products into your luxury home renovation. Whether you invest in solar panels, install a conduit to charge your electric vehicle, or upgrade your windows, the changes you make now will reap returns for years to come.
Install Energy-Efficient Appliances
If you’re renovating your kitchen, bathrooms, or laundry room, consider installing energy-efficient appliances with the Energy Star label. With certified brands such as Viking, Dacor, and Liebherr, you don’t have to sacrifice luxury for efficiency. Remember that we can customize your kitchen in any way you like, including installing handcrafted cabinets to enclose refrigerators and other appliances to match your aesthetic.
Remember that you don’t have to limit your upgrades to these rooms. You can get Energy Star-certified HVAC equipment, electronics, office equipment, and more. No matter what style of television or sound system you select, we can create a customized built-in integrated seamlessly into your decor.
Upgrade Windows and Doors
Drafty windows and doors contribute not only to uncomfortable spaces but also to higher energy bills when you have to pay more to heat or cool your home. Upgrading these elements allows you to update both your style and your sustainability profile. Look for double- or triple-glazed windows, and when comparing your options, look at the U-value. A lower number indicates better insulation and you can use the same comparison for doors.
Optimize Natural Light
Although it’s not difficult these days to find energy-efficient light fixtures and bulbs, optimizing natural lighting when possible provides many benefits. In addition to reducing electricity costs, natural lighting also provides health benefits and a deeper connection to the outdoors. For example, we installed double sliding doors in this Brooklyn kitchen and it completely transformed the space. The clients not only enjoy ample natural light during the day, but it’s now easier for them to use the back entry and eat outdoors.
Choose Eco-Friendly Materials
The materials you select for your home make a difference when it comes to the environment. Choosing natural materials that are locally sourced or reclaimed will help keep your environmental footprint smaller and often make for a healthier home. Avoid synthetic materials that contain formaldehyde or other harmful chemicals that will give off gas over time. The home spa we created in Lloyd Harbor is an excellent example of incorporating natural materials such as stone and wood into a space.
Reuse Existing Materials
Luxury home remodeling doesn’t necessarily mean getting rid of everything in a space and replacing it with something new. It’s often possible to refinish or repurpose existing materials and fixtures, especially in older homes with character. For example, the original floors in this Brooklyn home didn’t match when we opened up the kitchen and living area. To make the two different wood species flow seamlessly together, we sanded and stained them, creating an invisible transition.
Contact Detail Renovations for Luxury Home Remodeling
No matter what your design goals are, our team is here to help you bring your dreams to life. We start every project by getting a clear understanding of your priorities and tailor our approach to match. If eco-friendly living is your objective, we’ve got the skills and experience to make it happen. Contact us today to learn more about how we can work together on your luxury renovation project.