399 summer energy saving tips Home Design Photos

Olga Adler
14 Reviews
Plantation Sunroom
Ideabooks45,357
Questions68
Summer is here over the fans plus the pool.
had to buy all those magazines, tear out the one or two pictures that inspired you and then toss the magazine away, you can now just browse Houzz and save inspirational images in an ideabook. And while before you had to keep all of those bits of paper in a folder somewhere ("Where are those clippings
installing a ceiling fan with blades in a deep wood tone. The fan is also functional. Changing the direction of the rotation from where it is set for the summer months forces the warm air down into the room rather than out through the roof. Make sure you use the right size for your room. If you're unsure,
that has found its way to multiple rooms of the home. Most fans come with operational lighting and a range of styles to complement other fixtures. Tip: Purchase a fan with a remote control so you can operate the light intensity and fan speed from any area of the room.
“furniture” — Jan Smith
Northern Virginia Interior Designer
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Barnes Vanze Architects, Inc
Lakeside Family Cottage
Ideabooks160K
Questions95
color? Why is it sometimes so hard to share information on an item in a room. It's like its a big secret or something. We are all getting wonderful tips and ideas on here but it's frustrating when we can't get a question answered. Thank you.
1. Voilà! The most saved photo uploaded to Houzz in 2013 is a classy, well-lit bedroom and sitting room with sophisticated paint and decor. Paint: Lulworth Blue 89, Farrow & Ball
“Light” — peaches40
Exteriorscapes llc
2 Reviews
Exteriorscapes
Ideabooks15,106
Questions7
you don't have the space, time, or energy to have a summer garden, there are still plenty of easy and beautiful ways to incorporate plants into your home. A container garden is a perfect way to benefit from the beautiful flowers and herbs that flourish in the summer. Choose a large pot like this for a
ers: Sand Hill Sage (Artemisia pycnocephala 'David's Choice') and Wand Flower (Gaura lindheimeri) This combo will need regular tending: pruning and tip pinching to keep larger plants in line, and digging up, dividing and removing a portion of Sweet Potato Vine "potatoes" when they're dormant to keep
“Plants” — Lara Herndon
kimberly peck architect
Bovina House
Ideabooks5,824
Questions9
The goal of this project was to build a house that would be energy efficient using materials that were both economical and environmentally conscious. Due to the extremely cold winter weather conditions in the Catskills, insulating the house was a primary concern. The main structure of the house is
the house is so airtight along with the high overall insulatory value achieved from the insulated slab, SIPs panels, and windows make the house very energy efficient. The house utilizes an air exchanger, a device that brings fresh air in from outside without loosing heat and circulates the air within
one-third savings on a rental. But your place will still not be move-in ready.
Retrofit furniture. If you have a freestanding fireplace and nowhere to house your wood, consider retrofitting a piece of furniture. This bookshelf became a creative way to store wood in this home. Design tip: Most bookcases
“Lights” — rssimmons
John Maniscalco Architecture
2 Reviews
Sugar Bowl Residence
Ideabooks7,185
Questions4
Roof overhang is more energy efficient because it shades from hot north summer sun but still allows lower winter sun to come in through the windows
great way to be more energy efficient
overhangs: Light from interior and exterior fixtures is reflected and spread by the underside of the roof. This means fewer light fixtures and less energy used.
overhangs: Light from interior and exterior fixtures is reflected and spread by the underside of the roof. This means fewer light fixtures and less energy used.See more of this mountain retreat
“Everything” — ckolstad
Castanes Architects PS
12 Reviews
Lake House
Ideabooks8,451
Questions3
Love the look. It is of my type. Just wonder the cost & energy efficiency.
architect here in Melbourne to see if we can incorporate some of these ideas. Really love the design - very clever and great energy saving ideas. Thanks
Hello Bing, Energy efficiency is a big component of Castanes Homes. This house uses a hydronic radiant floor heating system, which is the most effective
tall ceilings. For cooling, we like to rely on passive systems such as cross ventilation, with a smaller a/c system for instant chill for those 5 hot summer days that we get in Seattle :) . In addition the house is zoned into 10 different comfort areas, which act independent of each other, so you can control
“Windows” — meghanvilla
Kaylovesvintage
Dining area
Ideabooks4,765
Questions2
Kaylovesvintage Save to Ideabook Email Photo Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair Designers: Charles and Ray Eames Year: 1948 (though the version with these wooden dowel legs
water and allow room for root growth below. Pick vases that won't tip over when the large flowers bloom.Place a bulb in your vessel and add water until it just reaches the bottom of the bulb. Change the water once or twice a week by tipping the liquid out and replacing it with fresh, lukewarm water.Put
that will last another two weeks or so in a cool spot.Once the blooms have browned and died, throw out the bulbs. Water forcing uses every scrap of energy a bulb has to offer, so the bulbs will not rebloom.
“I like the different colored chairs.” — Tommy Stone
Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders
4 Reviews
Cow Hollow Historic Home
Ideabooks14,769
Questions16
I have the photo saved to my idea book because I love it. Looks like OneKingsLane.com does too because they're using this picture for today's accessories sale.
selling your home to a younger buyer. What do younger buyers want? This ideabook lays it out for today's sellers. Will these staging tips work for your home?Get the guide: 7 Tips to Sell Your Home Faster to a Younger Buyer
for young professionals, there may be some appeal to the fixer-upper if the price is right. These younger adults without children may have the time, energy and imagination for making over an older home. Even so, the price will have to be lower than if it were picture perfect.Tell us: What have you learned
“Clear glass table” — joanneadams123
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