Sustainable home solutions
There’s no doubt that the time for everybody to be active and impassioned eco-warriors has come. The extreme heat, sudden weather changes and alarming water crisis are more than enough cries for help from the planet.
There are a myriad of ways to help the environment and be responsible and considerate human beings. Baby steps —such as not leaving used coffee cups wherever we please and refusing single-use plastics—can go a long way. When it comes to our living spaces, we can also practice care and compassion for the earth by simply choosing furnishings which are environment friendly and energy efficient.
One-stop home improvement and construction supply shop Wilcon Depot offers a variety of fixtures, appliances and accessories which can help you turn your home or office into a much greener one.
Shower minus the guilt
There’s nothing more invigorating than taking a shower, especially in a hot and humid country like ours. Get a shower head with a water-saving feature so you can enjoy bath time minus the guilt that you’re wasting water.
Grohe, the world’s leading provider of sanitary fittings, brings innovative water products that boast of technology, quality, design and most of all, sustainability. Grohe EcoJoy, for instance, helps save up to 68 percent of water used, allow for responsible consumption of water.
Flush without waste
Low-flow water-conserving toilets are the way to go. Dual flush toilets cut down water usage depending on the type of waste you need to flush down.
Wilcon’s very own line of sanitarywares and bathroom fixtures, Pozzi has water closets with water-saving features. The dual lever flush in its water closets minimizes water usage with every use.
They lower our energy consumption, last longer and emit more light. LED lights are, without a doubt, the more reasonable choice than conventional light bulbs. Available at Wilcon Depot branches nationwide, both Landlite and Alphalux offer environment-friendly and efficient lighting solutions for your home and office.
Many homes have been shifting to induction cooktops. These do not only cook faster and safer, they also are more energy efficient compared with gas and electric stoves.
Franke Kitchen Systems has induction hobs and ovens that are eco-friendly. Their ovens have an Energy Class A rating, the highest for energy efficiency. Franke sinks and faucets are 100 percent recyclable, too.
Paint it green
We don’t mean it literally, of course. Choose paints that promise sustainability. Davies Paints, for instance, has water-based quick enamel paints and premium interior paints. Also, if you’re planning to give your home a makeover with a fresh coat of paint, opt for light colors such as cream, light yellow, light blue or beige as these do not absorb much heat, providing you with a cooler living space.
Visit any Wilcon Depot branch near you or check out its websites, wilcon.com.ph and shop.wilcon.com.ph for your needs as you transform your home into a more environment-friendly one.
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