The Natural Home with Limestone
Limestone Makes Your Home Naturally Beautiful
Not all of us are looking for a that little something extra for our homes, but for those of us who are, the choices can be endless. Making the call on what will and what won’t work for your home can be a long and challenging process. Despite this, there are things that you can do to make your job easier. It is helpful to narrow down a type of alterations that you would like to have in your home. For instance, many people have heard recommendations from environmental activists, and are choosing natural, sustainable materials over traditional materials, and loving what natural materials do for their homes. With so many options for natural additions for your home, you’ll love being able to pick and choose from all of the environmentally-friendly options.
Bamboo is a great material for a variety of reasons. Bamboo can be used to make clothing and shoes, makes for lovely decor both indoors and outdoors, and comfortable sheets and pillows. Bamboo also functions for an excellent alternative to wood when it comes to making wood floors. Hardwood floors have been a popular trend for at least the last couple of decades, and make it easier for homeowners to get their floors clean. Bamboo can be processed to mimic the look and feel of hardwood floors, and are an affordable option for a home. What makes bamboo sustainable is the quick turn-round of its growth: while it can take years for a tree to grow to maturity, a crop of bamboo takes less than half the amount of time to mature and become useable.
LIMESTONE FIREPLACE AND STAIRCASES
Limestone is a naturally-occurring stone that has been used to build decorate buildings for millennia. Some of the first to use it were Ancient Romans, who used it for their coloseum. Since then, use of limestone as a building material has spread, and gained popularity. Limestone is available in a variety of colors and color patterns, and can match any home. Fireproof and durable, limestone is a perfect material for fireplaces and stairs. Limestone fireplaces and stairs add beauty and sophistication to any home.
ENERGY EFFICIENT BULBS
Of all of the small changes that you can make to have a more eco-friendly and natural life, energy-efficient bulbs are the easiest. Bright-burning and easy to get, energy efficient light bulb manufacturers have long claimed that switching just one bulb in your home is equivalent to taking dozens of cars off of the road.
Though leaded paint has been illegal in many parts of the world for quite some time, it can still be a problem in some places. Removing lead paint is possible, though, and if you do so, make sure that you use naturally-derived paints and brushes. Like energy-efficient bulbs, natural paints are easy to find, and even easier to use. Don’t think that using eco-friendly materials to enhance your home will, in any way, limit the potential of your living space.