Tour the Model Smart Home That Proves It’s Easy Being Green
Jan 11, 2016, 19:33 PM
As you enter the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks for the Philly Home + Garden Show from January 15-17, you’ll pass through our 1,600 square foot model home that’s both smart and green. Powered by XFINITY® and built by Rudloff Custom Builders, it was designed by Deanna Lorenti of Deanna’s Interior Designs in Horsham, Pennsylvania.
From LED lighting to induction cooktops to designing with reclaimed wood, there are many easy ways to reduce the environmental impact of your home.
“People are more conscious of where things come from,” Lorenti says. “I’m seeing more of my clients thinking about how their design choices impact the environment.”
As you’re checking out the eat-in kitchen, living room, master suite and outdoor living space, take note of the many environmentally friendly features Deanna has added to the mix.
Hunter Douglas shades from Avalon Flooring
Deanna: “Automated shades can be programmed to move during different times of day to let in or block out sun, which can reduce your heating or cooling costs.”
Dining table from Stable Tables
Deanna: “Using furniture made from reclaimed wood means that more trees weren’t knocked down in the process. I recommend using walnut or silver maple.”
LED lighting from Bright Light
Deanna: “Not only do LED lights use 90 percent less electricity, but they give your room a cooler look in which colors appear truer.”
Bathroom vanity from Liquid Stone Concrete Designs
Deanna: “What’s greener than material made from rocks?”
Coretec Luxury vinyl flooring from Avalon Flooring
Deanna: “This product offers the look and feel of hard wood floors without negatively impacting our forests.”
Induction stove from Kieffer’s Appliances
Deanna: “This technology reduces the amount of heat lost during the cooking process, meaning your food is done quicker and more efficiently.”
The Philly Home + Garden Show takes over the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oak from January 15-17, 2016. With an appearance by Drew & Jonathan Scott, stars of HGTV's hit series Property Brothers, hundreds of home improvement experts ready to offer tips and advice, spaces designed to inspire your home decor, and more, it's a must-attend event for Philadelphia area homeowners.
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