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Eco-friendly homes are a home décor trend that has been around for the past few years. These homes are built with the intention of becoming more environmentally conscious and sustainable. From using recycled materials to energy-efficient products, eco-friendly homes will not only create a beautiful home for you but can also save you a lot of money in the long run. Here at Strobel Design Build, we want to help you create the net-zero home of your dreams.

Some people automatically think eco-friendly means expensive price tags. large price tags usually follow. Strobel Design Build proudly uses Wellborn Cabinets in many of our eco-friendly projects. Wellborn Cabinets utilizes MDF materials in its cabinetry. MDF is a high grade, composite material that performs better than traditional solid wood in many areas. It is an engineered product that is created by breaking down hardwood or softwood residuals into wood fibers, combining it with wax and a resin binder, and forming stable panels by applying high temperature and pressure. MDF is more stable than solid woods and tends to stand better to changes in heat and humidity. Because MDF is consistent in strength and size, as well as its ability to shape well, this type of cabinetry is completely versatile, making it ideal for any spot in your home!


(Photo courtesy of Wellborn)

Another way to make your home more eco-friendly revolves around the windows. Whether its adding more windows to your home or completely replacing a wall in your home for a glass-walled design, adding more windows to the home creates the ability for more natural light to flow through your home, saving you money in growing electricity bills.

A serious way to transform your home while being environmentally conscious is using wood-alternative materials for your flooring inside the home or on the deck. In combining the mixed wooden materials, it creates a strong, stable foundation for your flooring. This wood-alternative ensures its strength and durability. With the lasting beauty of a capped polymer, this high-performance material can withstand anything nature has to offer, plus it’s stain and scratch resistant – perfect for those with little ones and pets. Some of the wood-alternative brands that we incorporate into our clients’ homes are AZEK and Trex.

AZEK creates the charm of a traditional porch and makes it more eco-friendly. AZEK Porch’s narrow board profile, smooth surface, and interlocking tongue-and-groove connection offers a timeless look that ensures your home makes a great first impression every time.


(Photo courtesy of Azek)

Trex’s eco-friendly composite decks contain 95% recycled wood and plastic film. Locally sourced reclaimed wood that would otherwise end up in a landfill finds its way into Trex high-performance composite decks. The recycled wood in these decks is combined with recycled plastic film from a variety of sources ranging from the overwrap on paper towels to dry cleaner bags, sandwich bags, newspaper sleeves, and grocery and shopping bags.


(Photo courtesy of Trex)

Are you ready you make your home more energy-efficient in 2017? Let Strobel Design Build help! Our design experts will assist you in choosing the best eco-friendly materials for your home! Give us a call today at 727.321.5588 or email with any questions or to schedule a design consultation.