In 2009, the Pittwater Council bestowed the Sustainability in Business Award to BG Property Styling. Today, the same award serves as the hallmark of BG Property Styling’s Four Pillars to a Property Makeover: Plan, Organise, Style, and Move. How do you do green home staging?
Start with the products
After finalising your property styling plan, line up the materials that you need and search for a green equivalent. Here are a few examples:
- No or low VOC paints
- Energy-efficient appliances and light bulbs
- Solar products as your home’s energy source
- Recycled boxes for packing and reusable bags for groceries
- Home-made cleaning supplies like baking soda and vinegar
- Programmable thermostats for automatically regulating your home’s temperature
If you’re unsure about the kind of products or materials to use, you can work with professional property stylists. BG Property Styling can prepare a Property Styling Report for you first, and then discuss about sustainable options.
Turn to nature
The most powerful medium for home staging has always been nature. Grow your garden outdoors to make your home’s surroundings inviting and bring in flowers to beautify your home interiors. If you don’t know it yet, spider plants and aloe vera help clean the air, while rosemary freshens it.
Look down and around
Of course your flooring can also be green. In fact, you can do wonders with recycled wood floors and clay tiles. Other green flooring options are bamboo and cork. Also, plan your property styling around optimising natural light. That means building more open spaces and bigger windows.
Recyle and upcycle
If you can use recycled items, you certainly can upcycle other items. Upcycling means taking something old and giving it a new look. For example, a used bench can be upcycled to become a storage space and an old shower curtain rod can be used as a towel rack.
Where to start
The green movement has gained traction around the world to the point that green materials and initiatives are in fair competition with commercially-manufactured goods. Start by visiting thrift shops and yard sales and coordinating with manufacturers and supplies for their green products.
BG Property Styling provides an all-done-for-you service that takes costs into consideration. After all, green materials are now more affordable than they were in the past decade. You get help in planning the makeover, you get an extra hand in networking with suppliers and trades, and you get professional opinion over major decision points throughout the progress of the project. To know more about property styling on a budget, visit this link: www.bgpropertystyling.com.au.