Top tips for making your home eco-friendly
Building an environmentally-friendly home can be one of the most rewarding experiences as a homeowner. From upcycled home styling to making more eco-conscious choices at the supermarket, there are endless ways to decrease your impact on the planet.
It's no small secret that single-use plastics are one of the most damaging things for the planet out there. Although it can sound like an insurmountable challenge when we're surrounded by so much plastic, why not make this anti-plastic pledge a part of your home styling journey? By opting for sustainable kitchenware, cleaning products and even funky bags-for-life, you can find some stylish gems when turning to reusable.
One of the easiest ways to live more sustainably is to consider the products you use every day to make your home sparkle. You are spoilt for choice when it comes to brands that are doing their bit for the planet. Look at companies who offer refillable products, or ones with biodegradable and zero-waste packaging, as well as those that are free of harsh chemicals. Fear not - they'll still leave your home sparkling clean. Why not try Smol, Peace with the Wild or Purdy and Figg?
Make best use of your kitchen
One of the easiest ways to avoid contributing to the huge amount of waste is by making best use of your kitchen. Homes at London Square are fitted with considerate kitchens with highly efficient and integrated appliances. Did you know… when fully loaded, a dishwasher uses less water than hand washing.
Grow your own
Nothing says home ownership like growing your very own outdoor oasis. Whether you have an abundance of green space or benefit from a stunning balcony over the City, you can be more eco-friendly by cultivating plants, herbs and flowers to encourage wildlife. It'll even help you save money and plastic when going to the supermarket.
Even if your fingers are not the greenest, there are plenty of easy-to-grow, hardy herbs and flowers such as thyme, lavender and basil. Go for it.
Undoubtedly, one of the most exciting parts of moving is the home styling. Scrolling through the Roche Bobois Instagram, dreaming about your Tom Howley kitchen; there's endless inspiration and calls to buy new, new, new.
However, if you're thinking about living more eco-friendly, why not try your hand at upcycling or buying upcycled?
Websites and apps such as Vinted, Freecycle and even Facebook Marketplace can reveal some wonderful gems for your home - and often for half the price.