Tips For Sustainable Interior Design In 2022
— 14 January 2022 Posted in: Studio
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— 14 January 2022 Posted in: Studio
Spatial Design Architects are members of the ‘Association for Environment Conscious Building’ where we have joined a network of individuals and companies with a common aim of promoting sustainable building. We consider the environmental impact that our designs have – whether that be during construction, during the building’s lifetime or at the end of its lifespan. Sustainability is inherently part of our design process.
Read on to find out more on how you can ensure you’re taking note of the freshest sustainable interior design tips in 2022.
Recycling waste, materials and unwanted resources is an important part of remaining sustainable, because it reduces the negative impact on the environment and helps to preserve sustainable resources which are beneficial to the environment. Choosing environmentally friendly materials for furniture and flooring is just one way to make use of sustainable materials on offer, with reclaimed wood, bamboo and cork all options for the environmentally aware designer.
As easy as it may sound to take a sustainable stance when decorating your modern house, by only buying and using natural materials such as wood, marble and wool, consider that a large portion of the wood used in this country is imported, and therefore does not follow sustainable practises.
Although we all want that showstopping lampshade or lighting fixture to brighten up our room, consider the environmental impact of increased energy use. Energy consumption is a major contributor to climate change, and buildings are responsible for a big share of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions caused by energy consumption. Interior designers switching to energy-efficient LED light bulbs is one change to consider, while letting the sun shine in through windows is one more obvious way to improve the lighting in your home without investing in additional light sources.
It may come as a surprise, but the paint or varnish that adds a shiny finish to raw materials can play a part in maintaining sustainability. Finishes that have reduced levels of volatile organic compounds are the best option, as regrettably these compounds are an element in many paints. Evaporating at room temperature in a process that can last for several weeks, these compounds have the potential to pollute the outdoor air.
Biocides, fungicides and pigments can also be found in varnish and paint, and this has potential to harm the environment. Environmentally friendly finishes can be produced by using milk paint, Low-biocide paints and latex paint among others.
Spatial Design Architects is a RIBA chartered practice located in Essex in the east of England, we specialise in contemporary bespoke residential family homes, apartments, mixed use projects and commercial developments. Our work undertakes discussions on interventions and opportunities that the land and buildings could achieve. We help you understand your desires and bring them to life, through our design, detail and deliver processes. For 20 years our architecture has been progressive and explored many forms, materials, and sustainable solutions, underlined with our ethos on professionalism, quality, experience, and design. Contact our team of interior designers today for more information on the service we provide.
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