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Go Green with Red House: Eco-Friendly Home Upgrades for Rhode Island Homeowners

Go Green with Red House: Eco-Friendly Home Upgrades for Rhode Island Homeowners

If you’re like us at Red House Design Build, you’re all about living large but with a conscience. That’s why we’re excited to share ways you can spruce up your Rhode Island home with eco-friendly renovations. Yep, you heard that right—sustainable luxury is totally a thing, and it’s all the rage, especially right here in Lil’ Rhodey.

Energy Saving Appliances

First up, let’s talk appliances. More and more, folks are realizing that they can ditch their energy-guzzling monsters and replace them with energy-efficient ones. And it’s not just a trend: efficient technology has come a long way in the last decade as more manufacturers realize the importance of delivering highly efficient products that keep consumers’ homes running smoothly without breaking the bank or the environment. Trust us, it’s a win-win.

Relocating the side entrance to the kitchen frees up space for another modern amenity: laundry.
Energy-efficient appliances like washers and dryers are a great addition to any home and will help conserve energy (and money). Photo by Aaron Usher III.

Flooring Isn’t Boring

Next on the list? Flooring that’s as eco-friendly as it is stylish. We’re talking bamboo, cork, and reclaimed wood – all the cool kids are doing it, and it’s something that comes up a lot at Red House Design Build. Not only do these materials look seriously swanky, but they’re also kind to Mother Earth. Win-win number two!

A historic home kitchen remodel in the college hill neighborhood
Another option for earth-friendly flooring? Have a professional refinish them! Photo by Aaron Usher III.

Beware the Painting Pains

Now, let’s talk paint. Traditional paints can be a real bummer for indoor air quality, but fear not – there are plenty of low-VOC and zero-VOC options out there that’ll keep your space looking fresh without the nasty chemicals. Plus, they come in all sorts of trendy shades to suit your style. If you’re doing a home renovation that requires repainting your walls, be sure to speak with a professional contractor about the potential for creating lead dust (if your home predates 1978, there’s a good chance lead is present in the house).

modern stairwell design with glass and floating risers
Low-VOC and no-VOC paints are readily available, and help with indoor air quality. Photo by Aaron Usher III.

Fun in the Sun

Another great way to make your home more eco-friendly is to install solar panels. Not only will solar panels slash your energy bills, but they’ll also earn you some serious eco-points. As solar panels become more prevalent (and cheaper) and with more incentives in Rhode Island to install them, now is as good a time as any to soak up the rays and convert them into energy to power your home.

Water, Water, Everywhere

Last but not least, water-saving fixtures. Just because we live in the Ocean state doesn’t mean we should be wasteful with water. From faucets to toilets, every drop counts, and there are plenty of water-wise options to choose from. Just like energy-efficient appliances, manufacturers are finally starting to understand that consumers are striving to be more environmentally conscious and, in response, are developing new technologies that look great and save resources.

Just because Rhode Island is the Ocean State doesn’t mean conserving water isn’t important. Photo by Aaron Usher III.

So there you have it, Red Housers – sustainable luxury is the way forward, and it’s never been easier to make it happen. Whether you’re jazzing up your kitchen, giving your living room a facelift, or upgrading your bathroom, there are plenty of eco-friendly options to suit your style without compromising your values.

Ready to take your home to the next level? Give us a shout at Red House Design Build, and let’s make your eco-friendly dreams a reality.

Build well. Build beautiful.

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