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2022 Plan a more Eco-Friendly Home Remodel - Top 6 tips
By: PODS TUCSON
Homeowners are increasingly looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint and invest in green materials as they consider renovations to their homes. A common new step to home improvement projects is adding time in the pre-planning stage to source green alternatives to everyday home remodel choices. Tackling any remodeling project is difficult but making it an eco-friendly one adds to the challenge.
If you live in a hot climate that receives a considerable amount of sunlight – like Phoenix, Tucson, or Las Vegas, – you may have already switched to solar power or swapped out old leaky windows for energy-efficient models. Still, you may be stuck on what else you can do to reduce your carbon footprint as you upgrade your home. So here are some tips to consider before you begin:
6 Tips for a Greener Remodel:
Tip #1: Pre-Planning – Work with your designer or contractor in advance. Source local building materials to reduce your reno's carbon footprint. Store materials and tools onsite in PODS containers to reduce back-and-forth trips.
Tip #2: Choose Materials That Are Environmentally Friendly: Make smart choices on eco-friendly products.
Tip #3: Donate vs Dumping: a PODS container on site to capture the donations.
Tip #4: Upcycle with Vintage finds
Tip #5: Sell unwanted treasures on local neighborhood sites, keep a PODS container onsite to conveniently store your treasures while you find new homes for them.
Tip #6: Use more energy-efficient items in your remodel
Don't rush! Remodel on your own time. "PODS can deliver a storage container right to your door and leave it there for as long as you'd like," said Steven Figueroa, Territory Manager PODS® Tucson. "That means you can keep your reno organized and complete the job at your own pace. Then, when you're ready, PODS will pick up your storage container and take it to one of their secure storage facilities, keeping your belongings safely and securely out of sight and out of mind."
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