Is home automation a solution to save money?

Thanks to a smart and efficient system, home automation simplifies everyday life by automating certain tasks. 

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For example, the opening and closing of the awnings or the garage door at specific times. Beyond the functional side, home automation can achieve many savings.

 

Smart installation to save energy

Home automation forms an interdependent system within the home. Each task is the subject of a specific program, itself listed in the central computer. This rigor makes it possible to better manage energies, such as electricity, heating or water. The washing machine can be started during off-peak hours, while the lighting adapts its intensity according to the ambient light and the size of the room. Detectors allow lamps to be turned off in unoccupied spaces. Eco-responsible gestures that are no longer necessary to think that they come true.

 

Lighter loads

Better management of energy consumption naturally leads to lower bills. On average, the use of home automation reduces electricity and heating loads by around 15%. The energy savings are also linked because it is enough to lower its shutters to preserve the heat or freshness of the house. To make money, it is possible to monitor your own consumption with monitoring of the dashboard. One can thus regulate or modify certain parameters to improve the internal organization of the system.

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Home automation, time saving and peace of mind

The very principle of home automation is to discharge some redundant and time-consuming chores. In this way, significant time savings are saved in favor of time spent with loved ones or favorite activities. This choice also impacts the safety of the home. Protecting your home avoids unnecessary expenses or increased surveillance in certain sensitive areas. It preserves its health capital and the peace of mind of his family.

3 tips for creating a small dining room

Who says lack of space does not necessarily say lack of class! 

Indeed, if you have a limited space to develop your dining room, know that it is quite possible to make a nice and cozy place for the whole family. To do this, Maison Blog gives you his 3 tips.

Choose your furniture

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If you have little space, the layout of your dining room must be perfectly thought out and the space must be optimized. To achieve this, choose furniture with modest volumes, or multifunctional, so as not to overload the room. You can also opt for a beautiful dining table design with extensions : you limit the occupation of space and can, on occasion, add guests with extensions.

Another possibility: transformable furniture. Adjustable and flexible, they will give you the flexibility you need.

Delimit the space

You only have one space for the living room and the dining room? Be aware that you can create two distinct spaces using a few pieces of furniture or accessories:

  • install a Designers Guild carpet : the carpet will define the outlines of the dining area;
  • install a screen: it will create the illusion of a real room;
  • install a piece of furniture: it will act as a separation between the dining room and the living room.

Adopt a minimalist decoration

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What better than to adopt a simple decoration and light to give an impression of space when one has little? Limit the elements of decorations so as not to saturate the space, opt for long and clean shapes, and do not block traffic.

You can also play with the volumes of your dining room by adding some mirrors. In addition to enlarging the space visually, they also have the advantage of capturing light and providing an elegant decorative touch.

 

You never have too much wood in your interior

Today we are going to talk about wood! Do not you agree that this material is indispensable in our interiors? Whether we like it a little or passionately we always end up coming back.

“I’m afraid it’s too woody, or too old or too busy …” So many questions that arise before choosing a decorative piece or a material for its interior … And finally we come back Always, but you know what, the wood in addition to being easy to use in decoration is above all beautiful, noble and has the virtue of warming up the atmosphere … So why deprive yourself!

 

A wooden kitchen to never tire

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A total white look? Matt black? Oil blue? Yes these inspirations are enticing and trendy but change of cushion is one thing, change of kitchen is a little more complicated! I speak to you knowingly, I had before a kitchen entirely white (white furniture, white credence and white worktop …), I loved it very much but today I love my kitchen in wood and am very satisfied 🙂

 

A wooden coffee table for a convivial living room

 

A Scandinavian thread to anchor his decor

If you follow me on Instagram , you may have seen that I adopted a Scandinavian wooden string 🙂 I had never had this type of furniture and I must say that it is ultra practical, I advise you if you are looking, like me, for an aesthetic piece of furniture for practical storage …

 

A wooden mirror because it’s trendy, yes!

A wooden terrace

Because yes we can enjoy its terrace in winter ( especially when we live in the south ^^ ), we choose materials that will create a warm atmosphere. And of course I’m thinking of a wooden flooring. You will tell me that it is not super easy to maintain? Exactly I discovered a product of the brand Mauler to renovate its terrace , or even for a non-slip terrace , it almost makes me want to go the distance!

Why build a BBC house?

When it comes to saving energy, the little tips are not lacking: turn off a room when you leave, collect rainwater .

Trouver un constructeur de maisons BBC

But for the ecological and financial gain is real, better set the problem at its source and opt for a home low consumption at a suitable manufacturer.

 

Construction: labels for the environment

A label is authoritative in this area: the BBC label, Low Consumption Building. This certification guarantees “eco-efficient” housing, whether you call on an architect or a builder of individual houses . Concretely, a house labeled BBC does not exceed 50 kilowatt-hour of energy per year per square meter … about 5 times less than a traditional home.

More recently, as RT 2020 approaches, the E + C- label has appeared. The latter shows excellent energy performance (positive energy building, E +) and a minimal environmental impact (low carbon building, C-). It applies to new constructions and concerns their entire life cycle.

On the one hand, energy performance is evaluated by the degree of exploitation of renewable energies, the thermal insulation of a building or its ability to self-consume. On the other hand, the criterion Carbon measures the energy consumption of a building and, as its name suggests, its carbon footprint.

 

A green design from A to Z

Thinking upstream of your house saves money while reducing your carbon footprint. In order to achieve this, several parameters are taken into account from the design phase:

  • thermal insulation of doors, windows and roof;
  • airtightness;
  • orientation of the dwelling (in the south, the sun heats naturally more);
  • heating mode (gas boiler, installation of photovoltaic panels …).

For architects, reducing the carbon footprint requires thinking about the structural work over its entire lifetime, from design to recycling. The result is the choice of materials, the way to limit waste and consume energy during construction.

A low energy house: a step for the planet and for your wallet.