When most of us think about homes and the environment, we think about things like energy conservation and recycling. But most of us don’t think that design and aesthetics are a key part of the process. When a home is environmentally friendly, it should also look like a part of the environment.
A home that is good for the environment should look at home in its surroundings. We should all know that this is just as important as the more practical end of environmental work. By creating a sense that your home exists as an extension of the environment, it is far easier to keep in our minds that it really is a part of it.
There are loads of things that you can do to achieve this. First of all, you should be thinking about the materials that your house uses. Some of the materials may have been state of the art ten or fifteen years ago, but now they are ugly and obtrusive. Think pebble-dash or bare, untreated concrete. No materials like these are really that great when it comes to blending in with the environment.
Instead, you should be looking to cover or re-side large portions of your house. Tulsa Renew, for example, will be able to effect a huge change on the surface of your property, without changing any of the structure. Companies such as this will often also be able to take care of insulation within the walls. This means that you will also be able to make a real change in the environmental effect that your house has at the same time.
If you are thinking even more about how to have your home work with your surrounding environment, then you should also think about garden redesign. If you design and create a garden that acts as an in-between between the surrounding area and the house, then it should help everything to blend more efficiently. The key here will be to make sure that there is enough of a thorough design concept running through everything in order to create a fluid aesthetic.
You should also be considering the actual environmental implications of your house’s presence. If you live in an area that is renown for bats, for example, then you should consider making your home and garden friendly to them. Do some research to find out exactly what that means, as it may mean planting certain things or avoiding certain constructions. If you want to make your home friendly to birds then it may mean making large windows completely visible or having a garden that is rich with insect life.
You might also want to think about the ways that blending with the environment will lead you on to actually helping the environment. After you have made the leap, and redesigned your garden and the facade of your house, you should begin to think about more advanced ways of modifying your property. Small but bold projects like this should be a great way of pushing you to think more and do more for the environment, one step at a time.