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Make your home more energy efficient!

Make your home more energy efficient!

Everyone talks about being “energy efficient” and “going green,” but what does that mean for you and your home? It means your home can go from a B- to an A+! Being energy efficient is so important for your health, the environment AND can save you money! We have some tips that can help you be energy efficient in every room :)

The Bedroom

The bedroom is a very important room that contributes a lot to the home. During the warmest months, a lot of people crank up the air conditioner because no one wants to be hot and sweaty when they’re sleeping. This is a monumental waste of energy! Utilize a ceiling fan, they circulate cool air in the summer by pushing the cool air upward ro mix with the warm air. This helps keep you cooler and saves energy. But remember to turn it off when you’ve left the room, a ceiling fan doesn’t cool down a room just people.

The Living Room

One easy but pricey way to save money in the living room is to buy things that are Energy Star certified. These products help reduce energy consumption without reducing the quality. Another thing that seems like common sense but you’d be surprised to know a lot of people are guilty of this: turn off devices that are not in use. Even things in stand-by mode are still using energy, completely shut them off.

To help even further with conserving energy, look into improving your windows and doors. Your windows may have cracks and leaks in them which can cause air to leave the home making your thermostat go up or down fighting to keep the room warm or cool.

The Dining Room/Kitchen

Your kitchen/dining area is the center of the home, so it’s important to help conserve energy here. Use pressure cookers or a microwave instead of the stove, they’ll save energy and shorten cooking time. If you do use the oven, try to cook several items at once and don’t open the door to peek in because that can lower the temperature inside and takes longer to cook. Only run a full dishwasher! Let your dishes air dry! Allow foods to partially cool down before putting them in the fridge because it takes a lot more energy to cool down hot food!

From blah to BAM: adding color into your home

From blah to BAM: adding color into your home

Injecting some color into a bland room can seem very daunting. But it’s important for the spring to add a little BAM to your home! We’ve some examples and tips...

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March Color Challenge: Scuba Blue & Tangerine!

March Color Challenge: Scuba Blue & Tangerine!

We don’t know if you noticed but March is ALL ABOUT COLOR!! We’ve been having a lot of fun with Pantone’s Spring 2015 colors so we decided to ask a...

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Scuba Blue & Tangerine + VCF’s Avenue Sofa= Neoclassical Bohemian

Scuba Blue & Tangerine + VCF’s Avenue Sofa= Neoclassical Bohemian

The first thing we noticed about the about the VCF Avenue Sofa was this subtle pairing of styles. The sofa is clearly a nod to danish modern designs of the...

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Color Combos for Every Room!

Color Combos for Every Room!

When decorating your home sometimes you don’t know which colors go best with that new sofa you just got or whether you should add in accent pillows or plants because...

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Light VS Dark Walls: Who wins?

Light VS Dark Walls: Who wins?

When you’re moving into a home, you have a million things to think about and consider. One of them is the choice between light or dark walls and how to...

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Creating Space for Company: Guest Room Edition

Creating Space for Company: Guest Room Edition

Come November & December, your home turns into a hotel. Guests are in and out all the time. The biggest worry is always: how do I make enough space to...

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Introducing Ashton, a charming addition to your dining room

Introducing Ashton, a charming addition to your dining room

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and it’s the time to start thinking about all the details that come along with hosting a dinner at your home. There’s the menu, the table...

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Cascading into Style

Cascading into Style

Fitting big style into smaller spaces can seem like a daunting task. Luckily, the Cascade Bedroom Collection makes a grand style statement without taking up a lot of space. With...

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It Doesn't Matter How You Pronounce It...

It Doesn’t Matter How You Pronounce It…

You’ve probably heard of the chaise, but you may not be sure how to say it. Some people pronounce it like “chay-se” and some may use “shay.” It’s doesn’t matter...

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Combining Music and Interior Design

Combining Music and Interior Design

Just like with interior design, there are many genres of music, each with their unique qualities. Does your taste in music and style reflect your personality? Maybe you like classical...

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5 Ways to Get Organized for Fall

5 Ways to Get Organized for Fall

Fall is right around the corner, and what better time than now to organize your home? The kids are back in school and everyone is getting back into a routine....

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