Munday and Cramer

Sustainable Design: Introducing more eco-friendly concepts around the home

With the cost-of-living crisis and global warming looming over all of our heads, sustainable design is something we should all be thinking about. As the years go by, more and more of our clients are opening up to the idea of exploring eco-friendly concepts around their home. In fact, they’re finding that it’s not quite as expensive or complicated as you might at first think!

5 sustainable design ideas to implement around your home

Looking for some inspiration on how you can be more eco-friendly around your home? Below, our talented architecture team have put together a list of sustainable design solutions that are easy to implement.

  1. Upcycling

Looking to update your home décor? Upcycling current furniture is often a far cheaper option than buying new. Although a little time-consuming, it’ll also help to reduce waste that would otherwise end up in landfill.

  1. Replacing your insulation

Struggling to keep your home warm during the cold months? Rather than blasting the heating for hours on end, carry out a health check on your insulation. If this is the route of your issues, you should look at replacing this as a priority. Good insulation results in lower heating costs, improved energy consumption, and greater sustainability!

  1. Installing renewable energy systems

With the Cost-of-Living crisis plaguing the UK, it’s time to consider renewable energy systems. Biomass boilers, ground or air source heat pumps, and solar panels are all a worthy investment. Although the set-up costs can be high, these will end up paying for themselves and helping the planet too!

  1. Rainwater harvesting

Although rainwater harvesting is not a new concept, it is one that lots of households seem to forget about. The UK weather is often drizzly, making this the perfect solution for cutting down on water usage and waste. Not only are systems like water butts kinder to the planet but they’ll also save you money in the long run too!

  1. Upgrading old windows

Did you know that you can now get triple glazed windows? What’s more, double and triple glazing isn’t just a popular design choice for its noise-reducing qualities! This will help to keep your home warmer and is a must-have for the cold months ahead. In fact, research suggests that 40% of heat around the home is lost through windows. Upgrading these will also help to improve your Energy Performance Certificate rating, making your property more attractive when it comes to selling.

Looking to take things one step further?

If your project expands further than a lick of new paint or an upcycled sofa, our team are here to help! As specialists in modern architecture, we’ll keep sustainability at the heart of any designs we create for your project. What’s more, we’ll also work closely with you to understand your aspirations, bringing your true visions to life.

In addition to sustainable design, our team are also specialists in project management. This means that we can handle every element of this venture, from start to finish. 

Contacting our team

Interested in what you see and keen to know more about how we work? To further the conversation about sustainable design, call us directly on 01245 326 200 or click here today!