How to Use Recycled Materials to Renovate Your Home

When building a new home, or renovating your current home, there are many green options with recycled materials that you can use to not only help create an eco-friendly home

When building a new home, or renovating your current home, there are many green options with recycled materials that you can use to not only help create an eco-friendly home but create a unique and beautiful space at the same time.

Use Recycled Materials: Composite Wood

According to Thomasnet, using composite wood for structures like decks or pergolas are a green and easy way to obtain the perfect deck for backyard dinners. Man-made and filled with recycled materials, composite wood is a hybrid material made of both natural wood and plastic fiber. Colorants can be added to achieve the perfect shade for your needs and are both moisture- and rot-resistant.  With very little upkeep, composite wood is a great alternative to natural wood for any additions to your home.

Recycled Asphalt

Recycled asphalt, like other green materials, has many advantages. According to Ark-La-Tex, recycled asphalt costs less and has environmental advantages over other paving materials. Not only is it cost-efficient, but it is better for the planet. It is easy to repair and maintain by regularly using a seal coat. By regularly sealing and maintaining your asphalt driveway, it will stay looking brand new for several years or more.

Use Recycled Materials: Green Countertops

Recycled materials like glass can be used to make kitchen countertops. Not only is it eco-friendly, but a good way to add color and character to your kitchen. According to Lovetoknow, green countertops are durable, sustainable, and unique with no two exactly alike. These countertops are perfect for kitchens due to the fact that they don’t scratch, melt, burn, chip, or stain. You can set your freshly baked pan of brownies on the counter without worrying about melting or burning the beautiful texture and color.

Green countertops do not require sealing or special cleaners and don’t age easily. Because they are man-made, each counter will be unique and sustainable minus the use of materials directly from the earth. They’re a great alternative to other materials that may be more expensive and harder to take care of.

Green materials like countertops or composite wood are easy and sustainable ways to upgrade your space and contribute to a healthier environment. Not only are they better for the planet, they are good investments that will last you for many years. With many customizable options and ways to include the features and look you want in your home, green materials are a great way to add your own personality to your home. They’re relatively easy to take care of and  a safe way to upgrade your space to make it your own.

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