Of course, everyone wants a new house, modern and furnished according to the latest furniture catalogs. But, to have the house furnished in accordance with the latest trends is quite expensive, not to mention the environmental aspect. Actually, you’ve ever thought what is the impact of our lifestyle on the environment.
The habit of periodically replace of the old furniture with a new one has negative consequences on the environment. It is a huge waste of natural resources and a dramatic reduction of forests.
You can take the first step towards the creation of an ambiance in harmony with the environment, if you ask yourself:
“Do I really need this new furniture?”
“It is better to buy a new piece of furniture or maybe there is another option, more ecological and why not economical?”
“Isn’t better to recondition and reupholster an old couch, than to buy a new one?”
Reconditioning: In general, with few exceptions there are solutions in any situation. It can be extend the lifespan of any piece of furniture by restoration procedures such as sanding, repainting or replacement of components.
These methods are simple and easy to perform for most of us who have skill, patience and some basic knowledge, but for those who think they cannot do alone, there are companies that are specialized in restorations. These companies can execute from the simplest works to the restoration of antique and valuable furniture. It is true that the restoration of old furniture is not cheap, but anyway, it’s much cheaper than buying a new furniture. In addition, you have made your contribution to saving the forests of this planet.
Recycling: In the field of recycling and environment protection, an increasing higher interest is presented by the commercialization of regenerated furniture or by the use of old pieces of furniture for the manufacture of the new products.
Regenerated wood comes from both the acquisition of old buildings housing wood, and the wood from other old structures, such as bridges, railway sleepers, tunnels or any other product made from wood, and exploitation of the wood coming from uprooted trees, destroyed by the weather and fallen to the ground.
Floorboards, timber, beams, floors, plywood and paneling are among the most common products resulting from these recycling processes.
In support of proliferation of these recycling methods and the imposition of a lifestyle oriented towards environmental protection also come, many designers who are proving to be increasingly more innovative. In fact, they compete in creating ingenious products using exclusively recycled materials.