Shed in a backyard can be used for many different things. For instance, it can be a guest home, a place for tools and garden equipment, a playhouse for your kids, garage, storage space, office, etc. It has multiple purposes. If you want to save energy and the environment, making your shed eco-friendly is highly recommended.
Making your shed eco-friendly can be easy with these tips
If you just moved to a new home or you want to renovate your current home to make it more eco-friendly, we know-how. More and more people are concerned about our Earth and also, making monthly utility bills lower. Having an eco-friendly move is also a good way to save money and to save the environment too. Make an energy-efficient shed with those tips below.
Materials for you shed
Use organic, recycled, and low carbon materials for building your shed. Ask around the neighborhoods, post on your social media profiles, and search online for recycled wood, metal, glass, etc. You can use pallets to make a table or shelves on the wall, or you can make a coffee table from an old window, for example.
Install energy-efficient insulation to keep your shed warm during the winter and cold during the summer months. This way your electric bills will be lower and you won’t lose a lot of energy. If the shed has good insulation, it can be an additional room. If you have a large family and you need to downsize, a shed is a great option.
Why use light bulb during the day when you have natural and free light – the Sun. You don’t need to turn on the light the entire day if you all enough windows and remove the curtains to let the sunshine in. Also, we all know that the Sun is making us happy and gives us vitamin D.
Grow some plants
Building a greenhouse in your shed may be a hobby and a way to relax. Also, you can always have fresh herbs for tea or making your food more delicious. Don’t stop only on hear, you can grow vegetables too, such as lettuce, paprika, tomatoes, carrots, onions, and peas.
Not only that you can use the Sun for free light, but also, you can get electricity from it. Install solar panels on your shed roof is a bigger investment, but after a while, it will be worth it. Almost every eco-friendly house has solar panels and they can last up to 25-30 years.
Collect the rain
Catch the rain if your shed roof is not strong enough for solar panels. There is another idea for making your shed eco-friendly – collecting water for household consumption or watering your plants. Just install open pipes along the edges of your shed roof and that it is.