4 Ways To Make Your Home Extension More Sustainable

4 Ways To Make Your Home Extension More Sustainable

There are many ways that we can live our lives in a more sustainable way, and many of the changes that we may want to make can be in our own homes. This is true not only for existing parts of our homes but also for any new additions we want.

If you are planning a home extension, you may want to know the best ways to ensure that it is designed in a way that will be kindest to the environment. To help you do this, we have put together some of our top tips for ensuring that your home extension is more sustainable.

Never ignore insulation in your kitchen extension

If you want to try and minimize the amount of energy you use to heat your extension (and still have a lovely warm space), then you will need to think about insulation. Insulation is there to ensure that your home’s carbon footprint is reduced and also save you money.

Reuse where you can

When it comes to sustainability, you want to make sure that you reuse materials as much as possible, particularly when the other option would be to destroy or dispose of them. You may be taking materials from different parts of your house during the work, materials that could be put to good use in your extension.

Not only does this help by creating an eco-friendly extension, but by reusing where you can, you will also have some reduced costs.

Choose appliances that are energy efficient

Many home extensions are added to extend your kitchen, which means that if you are thinking about sustainability, you can think about the appliances you install. Modern appliances are all trying their best to be as kind to the environment as possible, with many much more energy efficient than they used to be.

This means that you should be able to find an appliance that can deliver exactly the performance you will need whilst still being as kind as possible to the environment.

Bring in plenty of light in your home extension

We have already focused on reducing energy usage with heating, but you can also reduce the amount of energy used to light up your extension. There are many brand-new ways to design an extension to bring as much light as possible to the space.

This could be large doors to the outside space or perhaps skylights installed into the ceiling. Both can help maximise the light in the extension part of your home.

Hopefully, these top tips will go a long way to help you design a home extension that not only gives you all the space you need for yourself and your family but also can help your home to be as sustainable as possible too.

That way, you can have the peace of mind that the extension that you have isn’t going to be having too much of a negative impact on the world around you. Whilst still giving you everything that you need from the space too.

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