4 Backyard Tips That Will Completely Modernize Your Home
We have high expectancy from our homes. We want everything to be nice, comfy and at the same time functional. This is why we invest so much time and money into it hoping that everything will be tip-top.
In the last several years, there has been a lot of talk and conservation about what we, as homeowners, can do to improve the overall state of the planet. Among other things, it would be good if we all switched to eco solutions. This will not only improve our homes but also reduce our bills given the increased prices of water and electricity.
In this article we will share several tricks which can help you bring about that change by modernizing your home and improving its overall functionality.
- Water barrels and water tanks
Regardless of where you’re living and how cheap the water is in your country, water barrels and water tanks are something that you should seriously consider investing in. Water barrels are the basic solution that allows you to harvest the rainwater and use it later on. It collects all the water that pours from your roofs to gutter and ultimately, to barrels. Water tanks are a bit more complex. They are underground tanks that also collect water but they are connected to your home with a system of pipes. Unlike barrels, where you have to take and move the yourself, tanks allow you to distribute it by using rainwater tank pump.
- Solar panels
If you’re living in a region that has a lot of sun, it would be downright financial suicide if you would not get solar panels. The great thing about solar panels is that they give you almost a complete autonomy from local power distributer(s). Besides providing electricity to your home, they are very important for heating. For example, they are commonly associated with solar water heating or a process of heating the water within your home. The constant drops in solar panel prices make it, not only a desirable but a necessary option for your home.
- Recycling station
Another nifty item which you can use is a recycling station. Basically, if you have a garden you know how important fertilizers are. There is no need to purchase them in a store if you can create your own recycling station! Basically, all organic waste you make can be used as a basis for fertilizers. For example, all biological waste you make in kitchen (egg shells, vegetable and fruit peels) are a great addition to your fertilizer pile. Also, flower and plant waste such as branches and weeds can also be used for this purpose (make sure to discard diseased leaves and plants). All you need is a couple of containers and you will have an area where things can dissolve thus creating amazing fertilizer.
- Using recycled wood
This is not necessarily an item per se but it is definitely a way to modernize your home and make it more eco-friendly. It takes a lot of energy to process wood. Instead of opting for new furniture, you should make sure to use solutions that are based on recycled materials. Let’s face it; we all use different wooden elements in our garden. You can reduce this consumption by using reclaimed wood from local lumber mills.
It doesn’t take too much to be eco-friendly. Nowadays, modern exterior design primarily revolves around recycling and using smart solution. Even the wealthy families are opting for these things as they see it as a globally beneficial. Do not be ashamed of having barrels in your backyard. In the end, this will do us all a service!
About the author: Nick Stoyanov is a copywriter and content strategist at Forpumps – Australia’s largest online pump store. 4 Pumps is an Australian company that focuses on the national distribution of its comprehensive range of quality pumping products.