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Sustainable living can be stylish

Posted by Mark Godsell-Fletcher on

So we’re in the middle of the huge annual event that is the Grand Designs Live show down in London and as usual the Grand Village exhibition really has opened our eyes on sustainable living. Contrary to popular belief, sustainable living doesn’t have to mean cutting back on the luxuries in life and it doesn’t mean living in a mud hut. Eco living is actually one of the more luxurious ways to enjoy life and it’s definitely one of the more stylish. Kevin, from Channel 4’s TV show ‘Kevin’s Man Made Home’ has been providing visitors with the essential knowledge that they can use to begin their own eco-living projects. On hand in his home Kevin has three craftsmen available to give you the information and ideas you need to develop your project even further. As well as manmade homes you can also marvel at the home that has no bills courtesy of ZEDprojects. The team shows how it’s possible – through the use of some high tech eco gadgets – to build a home that costs a lot less than a regular home and is also a lot cheaper to run. Whether or not you’re ready to turn to a completely eco-friendly way of living or you’re just interested in the stylish gadgets and gizmos that sustainable living could bring to your home, there’s something out there for you so take a look at these top eco-friendly gadgets for the home. Electrolux Memory Coffee MakerElectrolux memory coffee machine: Another product from eco house suppliers is this coffee machine which makes coffee making easy for everyone. Although it’s thoughtful when a colleague offers to make your afternoon brew, there’s nothing worse than having to drink something that you’d probably never normally drink. There won’t be many people – if any – who are capable of making a cuppa to your exact liking which is why this coffee machine is one of the greatest, green gadgets out there. You won’t have to deal with a brew that you don’t like which means there’ll be no waste because with this coffee machine all you need to do is place your hand on the sensor pad and it will analyse your hand print and produce your favourite afternoon hot drink at a perfect strength for you. Automatic faucets: Now these are used in the eco house so although they might not sound anything special you can be sure they work. Having automatic taps rather than you controlling the water not only makes brushing your teeth slightly more interesting and washing your hands more hygienic it also controls and limits the amount of water that you use because you can’t just leave the tap on, so as well as having a more hygienic bathroom you’ll save money on your bills too. Eco ButtonEco button: The eco button is a small but extremely significant gadget as it sends your computer one step further than stand-by. As soon as you press it, it will only pass enough energy through your computer to keep it ticking over and you can see exactly how much money you’re saving too as it tells you. Electrolux memory coffee machine: Another product from eco house suppliers is this coffee machine which makes coffee making easy for everyone. Although it’s thoughtful when a colleague offers to make your afternoon brew, there’s nothing worse than having to drink something that you’d probably never normally drink. There won’t be many people – if any – who are capable of making a cuppa to your exact liking which is why this coffee machine is one of the greatest, green gadgets out there. You won’t have to deal with a brew that you don’t like which means there’ll be no waste because with this coffee machine all you need to do is place your hand on the sensor pad and it will analyse your hand print and produce your favourite afternoon hot drink at a perfect strength for you. The eco plug: This is a huge feature of the eco house as it reduces power consumption of all appliances by up to 85%. You simply plug this into your mains socket and then plug your appliances into it and, other than the extra plug in the wall, the only thing you’ll notice is a huge reduction in your energy bills. If you’re considering eco living you should head down to Grand Designs Live to get some tips and ideas on how to make the sustainable way of life stylish.


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