ExecutiveChronicles | New Eco-Friendly Options That Offer New Ways to Add Value to Homes | Building methods for new homes are certainly moving towards using more eco-friendly options. For instance, installing solar panels to convert the sun’s rays into electricity is now very much the norm, but it doesn’t stop there.
New heating boilers are now, more often than not, biomass boilers that are fueled by renewable energy such as water, wind, or sun. Heat pumps are also being widely embraced as an alternative to those who are choosing to move away from the conventional household boiler altogether.
Of course, all of this is about the internal areas of the home and when attention is turned to the exterior of a property, there are also some eco-friendly additions that can be invested in across a broad spectrum of areas.
For instance, using eComposite Products as part of the garden’s make-up will not only be eco-friendly but will also be aesthetically pleasing as well. eComposite products are made from 100% environmentally friendly ingredients, 90% of which are recycled materials, plastic, and wood. They will not rot or decay and will require very little maintenance to keep them looking fantastic.
Although composite fencing is available in wood colors such as Irish oak, there are other more modern color schemes available, and this does not stop with just the fence panels. Decking, as well as a choice of screens and gates, are also available in matching color schemes so a plan can be worked toward making the garden design look eye-catching and contemporary.
Robust and easy to maintain
These items are robust and will not require treating, being able to withstand weather elements, and, apart from an initial period of lightning, will keep their color, so no repainting or staining is required. This not only saves time and the inconvenience of ‘drying times’ on areas like decking but also the added expense of the products that will be required for upkeeping the more traditional alternatives.
Those looking to purchase property actively look at property boundaries and those which look like they will need to be replaced or require a lot of work will seriously reduce any offer that could be made.
Other additions that can be made to a property that could increase its value are installing a water feature to help promote wildlife in a garden. Hearing the gentle trickling of water can be immensely relaxing, as well as making an exterior space more pleasing and enjoyable.
Investing in eco-friendly planters made from recycled materials and planning to plant to reduce traffic noise while providing welcome shade, color, and greenery. If there is room, then maybe invest in a compost area to recycle nutrients in organic food scraps, which can then be used to provide compost for your garden.
All of these new options will most certainly make a home more desirable and therefore add value to a property. However, it is important that care is taken when planning a garden design and that it complements the property that it houses. Providing both a visually pleasing and highly practical area should be paramount while also ensuring a form of functionality in the mix.
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