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Trending on Remodelista: Show Love for Your Home—And the Planet

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Trending on Remodelista: Show Love for Your Home—And the Planet

May 1, 2020

We are all eager to do more to help our planet—and, fortunately, Remodelista had some great green ideas this week for the home front:

1. Natural Decor

Learn how Anthony Watson and Benoît Rauzy, of Atelier Vime, created this lovely doorway decoration from objects foraged from their garden in Pine Cones as Decor: Atelier Vime’s DIY Door Surround. Photograph courtesy of Atelier Vime (@ateliervime).
Above: Learn how Anthony Watson and Benoît Rauzy, of Atelier Vime, created this lovely doorway decoration from objects foraged from their garden in Pine Cones as Decor: Atelier Vime’s DIY Door Surround. Photograph courtesy of Atelier Vime (@ateliervime).

2. Low Flow Showerheads

A simple swap that everyone should make to help conserve water: switch out your regular showerhead with a low-flow one. See \10 Easy Pieces: Low Flow Shower Heads.
Above: A simple swap that everyone should make to help conserve water: switch out your regular showerhead with a low-flow one. See 10 Easy Pieces: Low Flow Shower Heads.

3. No-Construction Renovations

You don&#8\2\17;t need to tear it all down and install brand-new everything in order to upgrade unappealing interiors. We found some smart, low-impact makeover ideas in Expert Advice: \23 Genius, Reversible, Budget-Friendly Hacks to Transform a Rental Apartment. Photograph by Jonathan Hokklo for Remodelista.
Above: You don’t need to tear it all down and install brand-new everything in order to upgrade unappealing interiors. We found some smart, low-impact makeover ideas in Expert Advice: 23 Genius, Reversible, Budget-Friendly Hacks to Transform a Rental Apartment. Photograph by Jonathan Hokklo for Remodelista.

4. Passive Houses

Above: But if you are going to build a new home, consider constructing a passive house, like this energy-efficient barn in upstate New York. Photograph by Jonny Valiant unless noted, courtesy of BarlisWedlick Architects, from Architect Visit: A Barn-Style House for the Future, Hudson Valley Edition. Not sure what a passive house is? See Remodeling 101: A Passive House Primer, Ultra-Energy Efficiency Edition.

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