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The merriest season of the year is here! And Edmonton custom homes are already showing their best decorations for the occasion, and we are as excited as our proud homeowners. At Edmonton Custom Home Builders, we specialize in building and renovating eco-friendly custom homes by using green techniques to protect our planet.

As part of our green building philosophy, we believe that the holidays are the perfect opportunity for homeowners to implement some changes in their luxury custom homes that contribute to the protection of the environment. If you are eager to start the holidays with the right foot, we recommend you follow these tips to have an eco-friendly holiday in your new custom home.

Save Energy with The Right Christmas Lights 

Unfortunately, sometimes Christmas is associated with a considerable energy waste due to decorative lights. Although this can be true, there is an easy way to reduce energy consumption in your new home in Edmonton during the holidays: LED-powered Christmas lights. By choosing energy-efficient LED lights instead of regular ones, you can save energy significantly. Another helpful tip is to invest in a timer to program your lights, so they turn off when nobody is around to enjoy their beauty. 

Your Christmas Tree Can Be Even Greener This Year 

And here we are not referring to its color! We know that your Christmas dream home must feature a perfect Christmas tree, so we suggest checking eco-friendly options in the market. Even if artificial trees can be reused for many years, the sad truth is that they are not recyclable. This year you may want to try a more sustainable option like selecting a natural tree from a local farm. Just make sure you invest in a pesticide-free tree that will help you to reduce toxins in your luxury custom home.

Implement Eco-Friendly Hacks This Year 

At Edmonton custom home builders, we believe that the holidays are not an excuse to create more waste. Remember that every small change we can implement to protect the environment will have a significant impact on future generations. What we suggest you try this year is being more creative with your gifts and taking advantage of reusable materials while keeping your holidays' traditions. For example, you could change from paper cards to digital ones, or to use recycled paper to make them from scratch. Another excellent green practice is to buy gifts that don't come packed in boxes full of styrofoam balls. These are very polluting and, let’s be honest, they end up in the garbage can almost immediately because they are too messy. Try to avoid battery-operated gifts as well. Finally, Edmonton Custom Home Builders suggest you to try to choose environmentally friendly decorations made with fabric scraps or salt dough. The bonus of these is that you can actually make them at home and have a fun holiday DIY project!

Is building your new custom home in Edmonton on your Christmas wishes this year? Contact Edmonton Custom Home Builders today! We will prepare a summary budget for your new custom home and provide you with more information about our custom homes in Edmonton and the Fort Saskatchewan area!

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Happy Holidays from everyone at Edmonton Custom Home Builders. We hope your holidays will be filled with joy and laughter through the New Year!!