In home improvement, the focus is on green home design and upgrading homes to make them greener. By increasing sustainability, they last longer, impact the environment less and decrease bills for homeowners. However, homeowners sometimes jump too quickly by looking at major projects, which cost in the thousands of dollars. Instead, consider less expensive green home design projects.
Here are the steps toward green home design and the “real” cost of each project:
1. Home energy audits: One of the first steps toward energy efficiency is finding the leaks. Rather than attacking from unknown angles, it’s more effective to get a home energy auditor out. A home energy audit costs about $490 to $720, depending on the square footage of the home and the professional.
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