Sustainability comes with a certain stigma when clients hear that word in the design world. Of course, it encompasses a conscious mentality to promote the health of this planet, but it also has this impression of having a higher price. This is not necessarily true. Ecofriendly practices are becoming increasingly popular, thus the prices are lower due to the demand. The true beauty of it is that some of the best sustainable practices are the cheapest options. All it takes is to look at a challenge and see it as an opportunity for purpose and minimal impacts on the environment.
âSustainabilityâ has three equal factors to the concept behind this term. They are environmental, economic, and social factors. These three factors play an important balancing act in society when it comes to being sustainable. First, the environment is a leading factor and influence to make sure no harm is being done to the planet. Second, economy has a role in sustainability because undeniably money makes the world go round and the monetary value has an influence on the accessibility of sustainable practices. Lastly, social influences come down to moral obligations and societyâs perception of the topic.â
I love taking people shopping in their own home. Rearranging and giving life to already purchased items saves money, has the smallest impact on the environment and opens a whole new world of design on a more affordable level. Rotate accent chairs from upstairs to downstairs, invest in seasonal pillows and throws to create a new color scheme every three months, regroup accessories while clearing out clutter from bookcases and other places things tend to collect.
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