How to Build an Environmentally-Friendly House

Often times, when building a home, people strive for the most affordable options. However, cutting corners during the home building process can lead to necessary and expensive upgrades down the road. Not to mention, a lot of money-saving construction options are not environmentally-friendly. To learn how to build an environmentally-friendly house, just keep reading.

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Building an environmentally-friendly home is affordable to upkeep. An environmentally-friendly home can also easily become your dream home. The first thing to consider when building a home is the size of the home. Just because you have a large plot of land to build on doesn’t mean you should take up all of that land. Think about how much living space you actually need. Consider the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, and living spaces. Think about designing a home that is slightly smaller, so you can focus on upgrading the spaces that mean the most to you. This way, you will also have more yard space to enjoy.

Smaller homes hold in heat better than larger homes. If you want to keep your house warm in the winter and cool in the summer, it will be more affordable to you if you opt for smaller living spaces. Insulation, central air, and windows are all cheaper if you design a home that isn’t excessive in size.

Once the construction of your home is done, it’s time to add the finishing touches. When it comes to installing light bulbs and appliances, opt for eco-friendly options like LED bulbs and 5-star energy rating appliances. Even single low-flow toilets can save you money.

If you are trying to design your home by yourself, consider seeking some help. Building a home on your own can result in mistakes, which can be costly. For help in constructing your environmentally friendly home, get in touch with Nutter Custom Construction! We are committed to protecting Southwest Florida’s resources by using construction techniques that are environmentally-friendly. To learn more, call us at 941-924-1868 today!

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