Defining your needs
Though you are probably excited to get started, the first crucial step in a green renovation is to actually take a step back and give the project some careful thought. Try to plan for your needs over the next few years. For example, maybe you are thinking about having children or about working from home. Taking big life plans into account will help you avoid buying products that are unnecessary or that you will have to replace in a short time.
It is also a good idea to stay away from design trends and go for a more casual, timeless look that you can easily adapt to different styles. Most trends only last for an average of four years, forcing homeowners to renovate again if they want to keep up. When choosing products such as flooring and kitchen cabinets, it's better to opt for durable materials with a classic look. You can then modernize your decor with the right accessories.
If your renovation fulfills your needs for the next decade or more, that means fewer future renovations, fewer materials used, and a lower overall environmental footprint.