Going green has become easier than ever. There are options for energy-saving appliances, low-flow shower heads and even electric cars. While many options for going green are exceedingly expensive, the savvy consumer needs to explore their options in green living. It is possible to make a positive impact on the planet without breaking the bank. There are many companies that offer eco wooden treatments that use environmentally friendly products and are chemical free. For example, some retailers offer window treatments made from fully recycled materials. Others offer blinds made completely of hardwood.
Hardwood blinds offer a clean and crisp look. They are very durable and filter out all light for optimum privacy. Wooden blinds are classic and beautiful in any home. They immediately upgrade the look of a room, as they are a bold and unique statement. Friends will ask about them, and you will be proud to tell them that the blinds are in fact eco-friendly.
When choosing a wood blind, be aware of the source. Wood should be taken from sources that promote responsible forest management practices. For example, Canadian products with the Forest Stewardship Council symbol on them have been sourced in a manner that protects habitat and minimizes damage to the environment. Only choose trusted sources for your wooden blinds and if you aren't sure, do your research before buying.
Wood blinds can be painted or stained to accommodate any room design. They are far more sturdy than the average venetian blind. They look crisper and can complement any room decor.
Making your home more green doesn't stop at your blinds. Curtains can also provide energy-saving benefits. If you choose a thermal curtain, the effect will be reduced heat loss and increased insulation. Curtains complete the look of a window and thermal curtains are especially beneficial for the large floor-to-ceiling windows or poorly insulated ones.
If you can't afford a hybrid car, a new set of energy efficient appliances or to replace a water heater, you can still enjoy a greener home. Wooden or eco-friendly window furnishings are a great way to make a big impact without spending too much money.