Summer in Florida means exciting barbecues, long days by the pool, and intimate connections with nature. With energy efficient features like Louvered Roof systems and retractable screen systems, White Aluminum makes it easy for your home to boast improved sustainability and increased quality of life both indoors and out. If you’re interested in going all the way and turning your backyard into an eco-friendly paradise this summer for family and guests alike, just continue reading!
Build Using Green Materials
Eco-friendly building materials like natural brick, stone, and permeable pavers are incredible options for walkways because they allow rainwater to fall and soak into your yard. Conversely, asphalt and concrete are impermeable and typically direct rainwater towards drains. Furthermore, consider using reclaimed timber or recycled wood for any larger projects, like enhancements to your deck!
Purchase Sustainable Patio Furniture
Peruse local thrift stores and consignment shops for unique decorative pieces that will add character and comfort to your outdoor space, like pillows or cushions for your furniture. Keep an eye out especially for furniture made from eco-friendly materials such as recycled plastic or reclaimed wood – teak is renowned for its durability and long-lasting beauty! Also, if you choose not to search for new products, consider refinishing some of your furnishings with a fresh coat of paint to breathe new life into them.
Decorate with Nature
When decorating outside, it’s all about using multifunctional pieces that improve the aesthetic while also serving an eco-friendly purpose. For example, a modest birdbath is sure to add rustic charm to your space while also providing local wildlife with food, water, and shelter. Potted plants achieve the same purpose, too. Furthermore, you can even try your hand at crafting unique sculptures of your own – such as sculptured, ornaments, and wind chimes – using recycled metal, wood, and glass to really add a personal touch.
Power Your Space with Solar Energy
Solar lighting is a great way to reduce the environmental impact of your outdoor space while simultaneously providing a warm and ambient glow when the sun goes down. At no extra cost to your energy bill, your outdoor space will enjoy intimate lighting that is also sure to suit your next evening soirée. Fortunately, solar-powered lights are available at many home stores and can be installed easily without the need for professional assistance.
Going green doesn’t have to mean compromising style. In fact, we think it adds even more charm! With these tips, you may find that all your outdoor gatherings are even more satisfying with the knowledge that your space is better serving the environment. For all your other home improvement needs, trust White Aluminum & Windows! Since 1955, we have been providing leading solutions for all projects relating to sunrooms, screen rooms, carports, pergolas, vinyl siding, storm shutters, and much more to Central, Southwest, and Southeast Florida. Give us a call today to learn more!