Examples of low maintenance, eco-friendly materials are:
- Bamboo countertops
- Stainless steel
- Face brick and naturally coloured roof tiles
Imagine a home that requires minimum attention. Materials that stand up to wear and tear, and which are easily cleaned are the best to look out for. Along with helping to preserve the environment, making use of such material will leave us with more time and less costs.
And when it comes to eco-awareness, there is no time like the present. As fresh water supplies are being depleted; greenhouse gas emissions and pollution are on the rise, what was once a bountiful Earth is now struggling. These are constructive steps into our future.…
Your home is the biggest investment you’ll ever make. And with the rising cost of electricity and the vulnerability of South Africa’s water supply, green living is becoming a more attractive option for many home owners. But can you afford it now? The last thing you want to do is over-capitalise on your property.
Another option would be selling your current home and buying a ‘green’ home instead. But how would a home that’s designed to be environmentally friendly save you money? While it’s true that sustainably built homes cost more initially, the long term benefits extend beyond saving on your electricity bill. So with that in mind, here are four reasons why investing in a green home makes financial sense.…