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6 Easy Eco-Friendly Updates You Can Integrate Into Your Home

Photo credit: Shutterstock/Jodie Johnson

Photo credit: Shutterstock/Jodie Johnson

With last month’s announcement concerning President Obama’s global agreement to combat climate change, it’s more important than ever to ensure your home is as eco-friendly as possible. Luckily, there are plenty of stylish and potentially cost-cutting features you can use to upgrade your home. Here, six of our favorites. 

Reclaimed Dining Table, Stable Table // For an industrial-chic look and an environmentally conscious buy, snag one of Stable Table’s reclaimed dining tables. Using wood from old houses and repurposed rough hewn lumber, the designers carefully construct impressive tables fit for any budding conservationist’s dining room.

Induction Cooktop Stove, Kieffer’s Appliances // With nine settings and super-efficient heating capabilities (it heats the pan, not the cooktop), this cooktop stove works quickly to ensure you’re not wasting energy.

LED Lighting, Bright Light // Highly energy efficient, LED lighting is longer lasting and more durable than other forms of lighting. Even better: by purchasing from King of Prussia’ Bright Light, you’ll also support a small local business.

Hunter Douglas Shades, Avalon Flooring // Slash cooling and heating costs by investing in energy-efficient window treatments. The insulating fabric ensures that your home’s temperature remains even.

Smart-Material Bathroom Vanity, Liquid Stone Concrete Designs // Made from concrete, this gorgeous vanity shows us how to create a sleek, streamlined countertop all while using green materials.

Coretec Luxury Vinyl Flooring, Avalon Flooring // Durable and long-lasting, the Coretec vinyl flooring is comprised of 67 percent post-consumer PVC, meaning it utilizes previously used materials. Psst: it totally looks like real wood, too.

To see some of these features (and more!) in-person, the Philly Home + Garden Show will feature a Smart Home built by Rudloff Custom Builders, powered by XFINITY. The full-scale home will be housed inside the exhibit hall and will showcase all sorts of tech-savvy devices and environmentally friendly materials. Decorated by Deanna Lorenti of Deanna’s Interior Designs, the home artfully demonstrates how to integrate reclaimed materials into your home.

For more environmentally friendly home inspiration, purchase tickets to the inaugural Philly Home + Garden Show in Oaks on January 15th through January 17th.