Northwest Home Buyer’s Sustainable Building Practices
Our mission at Northwest Home Buyers is to build homes that serve our streets, Neighborhoods, Communities and Cities through quality design, craftsmanship and sustainable guided decision making, building a sustainable housing model, serving generations to come.
“The way we build is directly related to the way we think. The way we build impacts the way we think. Therefore, build in higher awareness aligned with Nature and raise all of Mankind’s thinking to that of Natural order and Beauty.”
We believe quality matters, but quality doesn’t just mean larger homes, lipstick decoration, or cheap knock off products to ‘look like the real thing’. We’re not your average fly-by-night house flippers and real estate investors. Rather, we are seasoned professionals in the home design and construction industry seeking to make a difference in the communities we serve through providing quality design and construction while building value through our projects for both residents and investors alike.
Our focus on sustainable design takes many forms. From initial project conception on new construction to retrofitting an existing home, we strive to use sustainable practices at each step of the planning and building process.
You could sell your house to a lot of investors, but none match the commitment to sustainability focused design thinking, creating the world better than we found it.
1. Buy Reclaimed
Don’t get caught up with having to have the newest and shiniest. Think about other materials like reclaimed wood which is not only an environmentally sound choice, sublimely handsome and growing in popularity in all sorts of home renovation projects. Reclaimed wood is a great choice for countertops, flooring, and walls.
2. Deconstruct your Home – Don’t Demolish It!
If you plan on tearing down walls or even knocking down entire rooms, walk around your home first to see what you can salvage and re-use beforehand. Not only is this eco-friendly, but it will save money in the end. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! Most likely there is a ton of material you can salvage and re-use. Consider everything from light fixtures to flooring, tile, bricks, cabinets and molding.
3. Donate your Unwanted Items.
So you really don’t want that dining room chandelier in any other room. Don’t toss it, instead bring it to Goodwill or a consignment shop. Perhaps you even have a crafty friend who might enjoy repainting and re-purposing it. Another great option for your chandelier, as well as other items like appliances and cabinets, is Habitat for Humanity. Not only do they welcome all unwanted materials, but they sell all donations and 100% of the proceeds from these materials are used to build new homes for the underprivileged.
4. Think Energy-Efficient
When you are shopping around for new appliances such as refrigerators, dishwashers and ovens look for those that are the most energy efficient. These products have the Energy Star logo right on them and will give you all the information you need.
5. Consider Buying Pre-Owned Materials
Habitat for Humanity is one such retailer, but there are many across the country, some even specialize in high-end products. This can be a great and cost-effective way to redo your home.
6. Re-face instead of Replace
As I just mentioned, the greatest expense of any kitchen remodel may very well be your cabinets. Instead of replacing them altogether, consider repainting them or simply refacing them. Most likely your cabinets are in great conditions. New doors and drawers can give seemingly tired cabinets a whole new life!
7. Use Low VOC Paints
Low VOC paints are earth-friendly and better for you and your family. Benjamin Moore, for example, a leader in paint technology and innovation since 1883, offers their Natura No-VOC Paint. This paint is practically odorless, 100% acrylic and splatter resistant. It’s self-priming and carries the “Green to Promise” designation
Choose a high-quality insulation. The better insulated your home is, the better it is protected from the elements. Your home will stay warmer in the wintertime, allowing you to keep your thermostat at a lower setting, and cooler during those hot summer months.
9. Let the Sun Shine
Many people are starting to consider solar energy when remodeling their homes. Solar energy can impact your heating bill as well. Skylights and solar panels are known to keep energy costs down
If you find yourself facing foreclosure and unable to find tenants or maybe just inherited a home, in any case, we can help you sell your home in Boise in 7-10 days. If you’re thinking of selling and are exploring your options, consider selling directly to us.
Call our team at (208) 214 3365
If you don’t want to go through the hassle and headache of selling to the market, then we might be able to help. We’ll give you a quick call once we find out a bit more about your property in Idaho, and make you an offer on your home the same day.