With environmental awareness on the rise, a growing number of people have become more conscientious about the waste they’ve been producing. With this, the Zero-Waste Movement has also gained traction. Today, more and more American households are actively reducing, reusing and recycling their waste in an effort to secure a cleaner and brighter future for their children.
Our remodeling service experts at Reliable Remodeling embrace this Zero-Waste Movement and have taken it upon ourselves to help you transform your home into a haven for environmental good practices. Try these remodeling tips and get started on your way to being completely waste-free.
If there’s one room in your home that produces the majority of your daily garbage, it’s the kitchen. From small plastic food packages right down to biodegradable leftovers, your kitchen is a great place to acheive to a zero-waste home.
Since most of the garbage comes from storage, a home addition of more storage space for your pantry or your overhead cabinets can help you reduce the amount of garbage you produce. In addition to adding storage space, consider using reusable containers for your non-perishable food items to gradually wean your family away from plastic packaging.
The number one waste from bathrooms comes from “grey” water drainage. This is basically the water that drains after you take a shower, wash your hands, or flush the toilet. Remodeling your bathroom to replace fixtures with more efficient plumbing will not only take you one step closer to your zero-waste goals, but also reduce your utility bills.
Embrace the environmentally friendly movement by painting your home with eco-friendly colors. This is more than a simple cosmetic makeover. Choosing bright reflective colors for your exteriors can reduce heat accumulation during the summer, increasing your home’s energy efficiency overall. Protective coatings will also extend the life of your roof or siding, which means fewer replacements and less garbage overall.
Trust our professionals at Reliable Remodeling for all your renovations towards an environmentally friendlier home. Call us today at (205) 710-8250 or fill out our contact form here to request an estimate. We serve Hoover and Vestavia, AL, including the surrounding areas.