If you want to create a green home and are in the process of transforming your home in its current state into a stylish, functional eco-friendly abode, you’ve come to the right place. Simply continue reading to discover a few DIY ideas that will help you turn the vision that you have for your green home in your head, into a reality.
Use renewable materials in your DIY projects:
If you want to ensure that your home transformation is truly eco-friendly it’s important to opt to purchase renewable materials. For example, if you require wood to build a kitchen island, you may want to opt for reclaimed wood that has already served one purpose and can be modified in order to function as a contemporary, eco-friendly kitchen island. It’s also a great idea to opt for locally sourced materials, as the further materials have to travel to you, the higher their carbon footprint is. So if you can find renewable materials which are located in your town or city, it’s well worth finding ways to work them into your DIY projects.
Create a decorative yet functional hanging wall for your kitchen:
If you want to bring some greenery into your home and enjoy cooking with herbs and spices, it’s a great idea to hang small baskets of herbs on a small section of your kitchen wall, in order to create an eye catching hanging garden. This is a particularly great idea if your home doesn’t offer a large outdoor space to grow a vegetable garden.
Create a hydroponic vegetable garden for your home:
Alternatively you may want to create a hydroponic vegetable garden for your home, if you have spare room in your home to grow a few types of produce such as tomatoes and beans.
Make a composting bin for your food scraps:
If you don’t want to waste your food scraps and for your food scraps to end up in a landfill, it’s a great idea to create a DIY composting bin for all of your food related waste. Which you’ll then be able to pour into your soil, if your home boast a a garden. If you don’t know the first thing about making your own composting bin, don’t worry as there are plenty of valuable tutorials on YouTube.
Create your own cleaning products:
Instead of using products that are full of chemicals and toxins, you may want to have a go and creating your very own natural cleaning products which feature ingredients such as baking soda and lemon and essential oils. This is a particularly great idea if you have a family or pets and want to protect your family from being exposed to potentially harmful chemicals.
So if you want to get stuck into a few easy green DIY projects that will improve your lifestyle, it’s well worth taking inspiration from all of the eco-friendly ideas that are listed above. Especially if you have a lot of free time in your weekends in order to work on creating the home of your dreams.