Earth Week is upon us again. Although we practice being earth-friendly and green year-round, Earth Week makes this the perfect time to discuss this very important topic.
The Earth Day Flag
More and more people are thinking about ways to save around their homes with “green” projects that also help the environment. Fortunately, greening your home doesn’t have to be time consuming or costly.
We at DJ’s Home Improvements are helping our customers become environmentally savvy through the installation and use of green materials and products in home remodels.
A Few Creative Tips on Recycling and Remodeling the Eco-Friendly Way
There are many things you can do in your abode to lower your environmental impact, which also helps you to live in a healthier atmosphere at home.
Get green in the kitchen: In a recent kitchen upgrade, we saved a good portion of our clients’ oak cabinetry, still in great condition. To provide them with more counter and storage space, we installed an island with large countertop and base cabinets in a contrasting wood color, giving the kitchen an eclectic look.
Before - Green Kitchen Remodel
After - Green Kitchen Remodel
Our clients saved a lot of wood and money, and were happy to hold on to much of their original cabinetry – and we were pleased to have another satisfied customer.
"Green" Corian with Recyclable Glass Tiled Walls - Bathroom Remodel by DJ's Home Improvements
One of our favorite countertop products is Corian, which is not only attractive to the eye, it is an excellent green material that is both endurable and affordable. Corian is primarily used for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanity tops, and wall cladding in showers. Because of its non-porous quality, Corian is also approved for use in specialized environments, such as laboratories and hospitals. It is a very versatile material that allows us to use it in interesting ways, and there are more than 100 colors and patterns which can be joined, shaped, and finished into a variety of products that beautify your home.
Green Demolitions: At the request of a recent client, we demolished their kitchen using a green demolition approach. You can salvage lumber, doors, windows, foundation stone, bricks, and fixtures by utilization of this method. If materials can’t be reused they can often be recycled, for example, metals, clean waste wood, and concrete are excellent recyclables.
Recycle Scrap Metal: When remodeling an entire room, there are many parts of your previous space that can be reused. For instance, we like to salvage scrap metal pieces, and bring them to a scrap metal yard. The scrap is used later for autos, machinery, and parts.
Keep Your Home Free from Dust Particles During a Renovation: While we are working on a renovation project, the home is kept clean and free from dust that can settle and cause breathing problems for people with allergies. We utilize a clean air activity program, complete with barriers to prevent dust from becoming air-borne and settling in other parts of the home. An air scrubber is utilized in our projects which cleans and recycles the air using a HEPA filter.
DJ's Home Improvements Protects Your Home: "We Treat Your Home As If It Were Our Own"
You can literally turn your whole house “green” if you choose, and still maintain a home that is functional, durable, and aesthetically pleasing, There are green products for flooring, appliances, skylights (provide natural lighting), cooling and heating (solar panels), cabinetry, insulation, windows, wall coverings… the list goes on and on. So, if you are hoping to do your share to save Mother Earth, you can take advantage of any one, or all of these options.
If you are interested in having an earth-friendly design and build home remodel please call us at #516-775-8696.
* DJ’s Home Improvements is an award-winning design and build remodeling company. Vita and Jerry have been staples of the Franklin Square community for 30 years. As homeowners and business owners for over 21 years in Franklin Square, we are also members of the Franklin Square Kiwanis, Chamber of Commerce, Sons of Italy, National Association of the Remodeling Industry, plus the National Kitchen and Bath Association and awarded Big50 in Remodeling. In 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 we have received the Contractor of the Year awards. Visit us at www.djshome.com
DJ’s Home Repairs & Improvements, Inc.
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