Ways To Make Your Kansas City Home More Eco-Friendly
Looking for ways to reduce your ecological footprint and make your Kansas City home more eco-friendly? No matter how big or small the change, anything you can do to make your home a little more sustainable will go a long way in helping the environment. There are tons of ways you can make your home a little more green, and we are happy to share some with you!
Oh, and before we forget- welcome to Hearthside Homes! Hearthside Homes is a semi-custom home builder based in Liberty, MO. We have been in the memory-making business for over 30 years, and we love to share our home-building do’s and don’ts with our incredible readers! If you are looking to purchase a home in the Kansas City, Liberty, Parkville, or Kearney areas click here to check out our listings. Now, let’s dive into the ways you can make your Kansas City home more eco-friendly!
Invest In Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs
Investing in the right light bulbs can make a huge difference! Energy-efficient light bulbs use less electricity and don’t need to be replaced as often as regular light bulbs. LED bulbs are the way to go!
Install Solar Panels On Your Home
Solar panels are a key component of a green home. These devices are definitely a big investment but can end up saving you money in the long run. They can greatly reduce your electricity bill, if not completely eliminate it!
Insulate Your Home Properly
A well-insulated home will hold in heat properly. This will help save energy when reheating your home. Insulate your walls, windows, and roof! This is certainly more applicable to older homes.
Use A Programmable/Smart Thermostat
Install a programmable thermostat to monitor your heating and cooling systems. This can reduce the cost of your utility bill and save energy at the same time! Not only does this use your heating and cooling efficiency, but it also is really convenient. Imagine waking up to a house that isn’t freezing, going to sleep cool, and coming home to a comfortable temperature. Sounds nice, right? There are lots of great options to choose from when it comes to smart thermostats!
Install A Low-Flow Showerhead
A low-flow showerhead disperses less water than a standard showerhead. This can help save water and keep your showers shorter!
Pick Water-Based Paints
If it’s time for a new paint job, look for water-based paints that contain natural pigments when decorating your walls. Most people use oil-based paints, which aren’t as environmentally friendly and even might not look as nice! Be sure to properly dispose of leftover paint correctly.
Wash Your Laundry In Cold Water
Skip the heat and use your washing machine on the cold water setting! This will help save a ton of energy, and may also leave your clothes in better condition.
Hang Dry Your Laundry
Invest in a portable drying rack or some clothespins! During the summer, you can hang your laundry to dry outside and this will save a ton of energy. It will also keep your clothes looking brand new and they will last longer! Plus, they smell fresh!
Get A Recycling Bin & A Compost Bin
Recycle, recycle, recycle! This is something that is so easy to do on a daily basis, and that will go a long way. Recycle glass, bottles, paper, and cardboard. Turn any food waste and kitchen scraps into compost. You can then add it to your garden and use it as fertilizer for your plants!
Buy A Water Filter
Get rid of those plastic water bottles! Buy a water filter to promote drinking out of glasses or reusable water bottles.
Use Natural Cleaning Products
Natural cleaning products are just as effective at sanitizing your home, yet these products are better for the environment and your health! Natural cleaning products don’t contain harsh chemicals, and you can even make your own using items like vinegar, baking soda, and lemon juice.
Get Window Treatments
Bare windows let hot and cool air in through them. Curtains and blinds are necessary to keep that unwanted air out and can keep your home from feeling like an oven or a freezer! Many homeowners even double glaze these days.
Looking For Your Next Kansas City Home?
We hope you enjoyed reading about the ways you can make your Kansas City home more eco-friendly! Are you interested in building or buying a new home sometime soon? Hearthside Homes would love to help you through your journey! We can build you a semi-custom home or offer you a move-in-ready spec home of your choosing. A semi-custom home means you get to choose from one of our expertly designed floor plans and pick all the aesthetic components such as paint colors, flooring, and cabinetry.
Building or buying a home can be an exhausting and overwhelming process. That is why we are here to help guide you along the way! We will help make sure the price is reasonable, the house is up to your standards, and the process doesn’t take forever. Hearthside Homes will offer you a team of passionate designers and construction professionals to assist you, and you will remain in the know during the entire project and we will keep you up to date with the schedule. If you choose to build with us, below are the simple steps we will take with you.
Step 1: Design
Our designers will get the process started. We will look at all the details and help you decide what accents will make the home perfect for you, from cabinets to tile colors! This can be done at our very own Design Center. Check out our blog post highlighting the Design Center’s opening, and find our Design Center at 1915 Industrial Dr #300, Liberty, MO 64068.
Step 2: Build
Onto building! Our talented construction team will take the reigns in building your dream home. Throughout the project, you can check your client dashboard in your online client portal, Buildertrend, to see what is going on during the building process so you are in the loop the whole time. Buildertrend allows our customers to see each phase of the construction process from scheduling updates to progress photos!
Step 3: Move-In
Home orientation time! We will go over closing details and do final checks. Now sign the closing papers and grab those keys! It is as simple as that.
About Our Homes
If you are looking to purchase a move-in-ready spec home, you can find our current listings here. All you have to do is pick the perfect home for you! We have several different floor plans to choose from, ranging from 2 story, 1.5 story, reverse, ranch, and split style. Communities that we build in are the Woods at Creekside, Barry Brooke, Benson Place Landing, Brentwood, Cadence, Chapel Ridge, Davidson Farms, Homestead, Meadows at Greenfield, Prairie Field, Reserve at Riverstone, Riverwood, Tiffany Woods. Click here to learn more about the communities that we build in so you can find the one for you!
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