How To Have Less Waste During a Home Renovation

Screen Shot 2013-06-08 at 2.33.53 PMMost home renovations are usually done during summers because it’s better to take advantage of the warm weather, as rains can sometimes put projects on hold. If you’re planning on doing this, it’s very important to make sure that the project is carried out with utmost safety in mind. But other than that, it is also important to make sure that sustainable practices are done, in order to make building and renovating eco-friendly. Whether big or small, wastes are a given. Wood, dust, noise, manpower, electricity and energy are a given. But there are ways you can do to keep the whole project efficient so that these wastes are lessened.

First, pick out a contractor who can help you work on the project properly. If they are green-savvy, then the better for you. It isn’t actually advisable to carry out renovation if you do not know what you’re doing, so hiring a professional is really cost effective.

Second, should a project require demolition, these do not necessarily translate to wastes. There are some items from the demolition which you can save for repurposing. For instance, if you’re doing away with bricks from an old fireplace, you can donate these to a recycling plant instead.

Lastly, choose the materials you will use for the renovation properly. There are plenty of materials that hold up against eco-standards that stand for longevity and sustainability when used. It would be good to talk about this to your contractor who could refer you to dealers for a cheaper price or look for suppliers yourself.

Hope these simple tips can help with doing your renovation smoothly.

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POSTED BY on Jun 8 under Eco-friendly DIY

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