3. Canva - Upcycling

Eco-friendly renovation options are not only better for the environment, but will benefit you and your family, as well.  They tend to be more sustainable options that last longer and keep homeowners from having to renovate again in the near future. Other renovation options may bring harmful toxins into the air you breathe daily. Keep your space free of toxic chemicals and materials and choose eco-friendly options for your home renovation, refresh, or remodel.

Upcycling Furniture Items

Your space needs an eco-friendly home refresh but buying new furniture is expensive. Keep in mind there are alternatives to buying new furniture that are better for your budget and the environment.

Look at thrift stores or garage sales for your eco-friendly home revamp. Sometimes a little paint and new hardware can change the appearance of recycled furniture, countertops, and cabinets to make them something you’ll love for years to come. Recycling furniture and materials not only helps you save money, but it’s better for the environment. Instead of items going to the dump, you’re giving them a new life!

C&C Disposal offers furniture or junk removal, including curbside pickup for any items you no longer need. They will make sure that items are donated first, and recycled second.

Low Or No VOC Paint

A color upgrade can change everything. It can transform the way you feel about a room simply by adding more color or toning down the mood to create a more neutral space. A coat of paint can give your space the perfect refresh without breaking the bank.

Choosing a paint that has a low VOC is not only better for the environment but safer for you and your family. VOC stands for Volatile Organic Compounds and they are put into paints to help them dry faster or apply better. VOCs are bad for your respiratory system and should be avoided. That’s why using low or non- VOC paint saves your health and the environment from harsh chemicals.

Once your space is beaming with color, call us to recycle your used paint cans. They know how important it is to keep the environment healthy and happy.

Reclaimed Wood

Painting isn’t the only way to make a statement in your new space. Decorative stickers, recycled wallpaper, backsplashes, and accent walls are creative ways to give your home that extra something.

A simple way to incorporate recycled materials into your eco-friendly home remodel is to use reclaimed wood. Keeping the idea of green remodeling as a top priority, add an accent wall or shelves using reclaimed wood or other second-chance materials. Save money and help the environment at the same time.

Energy Efficient Appliances

A little change goes a long way, and swapping out your appliances is an easy way to update the mood -and decade- of your whole room. Give off the appearance of a makeover without having to actually do any messy renovations. Whether you’re just changing the color of the appliances or upgrading them all together, your kitchen or laundry room will look brand new with your new appliances.

The hard part is deciding which appliances will work best for your eco-friendly home remodel. Choose appliances that are energy efficient to sustainably help conserve energy and in return, lower your electric bill. It’s a win-win for the environment and your budget!

Your old appliances need a place to go that isn’t a local landfill. Don’t stress about what to do with them- C&C Disposal will come to your home and haul your old appliances away! They offer free estimates for all junk removal, including old appliances like refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers, and more!

Eco-Friendly Building Materials

If you’ve decided to build a new home or add to your current home, there are many ways you can commit to being eco-friendly and sustainable during the process. The materials you choose not only affect the environment but your health as well.

New techniques to be greener are developing every day- things like using sheep wool or mushrooms for insulation are a more sustainable option for your green renovation! These sustainable options replace other materials that pollute the environment, providing you an alternative you can feel good about.

Which Building Materials Are Eco-Friendly? 

Bamboo

Rammed earth

Straw bale

Sheep wool insulation

Mushroom insulation

Mushroom particle board replacement

Solar tiles & shingles

Mass timber