Improving the Sustainability of your Home Through Feng Shui
Do you want to improve the flow and balance of your home?
Are you worried about your carbon footprint?
A great way to improve any home is through Feng Shui. Feng Shui is the historic Chinese process of arranging objects and space in a place with the goal of creating harmony and balance. Achieving proper Feng Shui in a home can revitalize the property and completely change the experience of living there.
Additionally, with increasing concerns around sustainability, many considering home remodeling are looking for ways to not only reduce their carbon footprint, but also make their home more energy efficient.
When keeping this in mind, knowing where to start can be tricky. Luckily, achieving Feng Shui and sustainability go hand-in-hand, and a few simple tips can make a big difference in your home.
- Start small: Try to begin with little improvements. Installing energy-efficient appliances and implementing solar technology can increase your home’s sustainability while lowering electric and heating bills.
- Don’t go over the top: Instead of fully restructuring a houses walls or foundation, consider half-wall or windows when trying to create a more open environment, ensuring that structural beams are left in place.
- Re-use and refresh: Repurposing items to reduce waste and increase longevity can be very useful if you are willing to get a bit creative. Home features like cabinets, molding, and light fixtures can take on new roles when remodeling.
- Use simple, light colors: Painting walls common, light colors can accomplish a couple different things. White or off-white walls make lighting more effective and reduce the amount of time lights need to be on. Also, brightness can improve your mood and energy levels when compared to darker walls.
- Focus on your end goal: Remodeling can be endless, and it’s easy to keep changing things in your home. With that being said, it’s important to keep in mind what you are trying to accomplish. This could be a more open floor plan, or more entertainment space, or even just a brighter home. With a goal in place, you will be able to improve what matters the most.
Needing a Home Remodeling Company in Ann Arbor?
With over 30 years of experience, Alpha Design + Build knows how to remodel. Our process is catered to you, and we will work together to give you your dream space. Home remodeling doesn’t have to mean a complete restructuring, it can be simple, easy changes. Creating the ideal Feng Shui for your home can be achieved, and our commitment to sustainability standards will help you have a more energy efficient home.
If you want to sustainably remodel your home and improve the harmony of your house, Contact us today to get started.
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Louise, Ann Arbor, MI
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Hugh, Ann Arbor, MI
Cy was a fabulous construction manager. Always communicated with me about any issues, arrival time, etc... So polite and kind. Mary was also so great. She's so creative!
Karen & Dave, Ann Arbor, MI
We appreciate the quality of the work by everyone who came to our house. Dan Mattes was very patient and helpful and answered all of our questions. Our new bathrooms are great!
Steve and Melissa, Ann Arbor, MI
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Jonathan and Amanda, Ann Arbor, MI
We liked the people. Good working relationship. Design fit our vision. Materials and workmanship were high quality. We would definitely use you again on a future project.
Brian and Joey, Ann Arbor, MI
Ken, Mary, and Phil made the renovation process for our bathroom-laundry room pretty painless. They kept us in the loop, cleaned up at the end of the day, and always demonstrated a high level of professionalism (early/on-time, respectful, reliable, etc.) which made them stand out compared to all the other contractors we contacted.
Adrianne and Chris, Ann Arbor, MI
The new bathroom is great. It was a very positive experience from beginning to end. The quality of the people working for
Alpha is a real credit to the company.
Chris and Pam, Ann Arbor, MI
When it comes to design, cost management and construction, the team at Alpha made me feel confident and reassured that my project would be completed on time and on budget.
Jeff and Mary, Ann Arbor, MI
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Tony and Lisa, Ann Arbor, MI
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Sara, Ann Arbor, MI
In our initial meeting, Alpha was very informative giving us a step-by-step on how and when things happen through the remodel process. Alpha took what seemed to us an overwhelming job and made it a very clear, step-by-step process ending in a great new kitchen!
George and Barb, Pinckney, MI
I absolutely love my house now. It looks brand new, and I have received many compliments from my neighbors (some of whom I have never spoken to before).
Kathy, Saline, MI
To the Alpha team who helped our kitchen be such a wonderful place for us to hang out, cook, and simply enjoy. If we had it to do over again, we wouldn’t change a single thing. We were most impressed with the professionalism you people displayed while working with us. Thank you.
Fred and Barbara, Ann Arbor, MI
We had Alpha build a two-story addition on our 1927 Dutch Colonial house. The design team at Alpha did such a good job of matching the style of the house that people who see it now believe it was all part of the original house.