For those of us who count ourselves among the 80 million or so Americans who were born between 1946 and 1964, we've become well aware of our status as "Baby Boomers." For years, we've been hearing about numerous boomer-related statistics and trivia that indicate that our sheer number (about 26% of the population) has the power to affect almost every aspect of life in the United States.
With an entire generation of Baby Boomers about to retire, architects and designers are adding universal touches to their home designs to suit an aging population. We all want more comfort in our homes. Lets face it, opening doors with arms full of groceries is as difficult at 30 as it is at 70. We are a more health conscious and eco-friendly generation, which means we expect more from our homes.
You can learn to live "green" by adopting new habits and ideas that not only reduce the impact our lifestyles have on our planet, but create a healthier home environment. Here are some easy tips for living green in your new home:
Color scheme helps you create harmony between colors in your home decor. A color wheel can be quite useful in deciding a color scheme for your home because it allows you to compare complimentary colors. There are also plenty of interactive color wheel tools and software available online for you to use.