Eco-Friendly Singapore Renovation Tips
Everywhere you turn in Singapore, you will find lots of eco-friendly and environment-friendly signs – encouraging people to be more attuned to the sustainability of our environment. If you are contemplating a home renovation, you should start considering how eco-friendly it should be. They call this “green renovations”. Here are some tips to get you started on your green renovation project:
- Start with the small stuffs that you can do by yourself. Some examples include installing energy efficient lighting such as CFL or LED light bulbs. Get your home tested for the quality of its indoor air and to ensure that your home is free of molds. Also, choose low-flow showerheads for all your bathrooms. You may also use a rain barrel or pail to and use rainwater for your garden.
- Recycle and reuse whenever you can. Purchasing new appliances, furniture and furnishing for your renovation can be very expensive. So if you have some furniture and furnishings that you can repaint and reuse, please do so. It will save you money and labor time.
- Choose sustainable products for your home renovation. Bamboo and cork are gaining popularity among a lot of users. Many have become converts from preferring only hardwood flooring. Bamboo can be harvested fairly easily and is very durable.
- Avoid materials that have VOCs. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are released as gases from a variety of products. They are released at room temperature and are very detrimental to your health. Choose paints that have low VOCs.
- If you have a lot of unused items after your renovation, donate it or give it to someone who might need it. It will help save environmental waste and you might make someone happy.
- Go for local products that will help sustain the economy and preserve jobs.