It is amazing how the smallest things can bring so much joy to a person and their home. I was having a conversation recently with a friend who was moving into a new condo green living building, she was telling me how it was great to be living in an Eco-conscience building, but that it wasn’t easy to find products that fit within the parameters of the buildings regulations and her budget.
Going green had its price and although she wanted her place to look classic and stunning she wasn’t willing to break the bank to make it happen. As we got deeper into the conversation, I realized that the real problem was that she did not know what alternatives she had available, there are many Eco-friendly products on the market today but she was being pushed towards only a couple options through the builder at a premium price. Now, I try not to talk about my work when I am with my group of friends as downtime is very precious to me, however I wasn’t about to let this opportunity pass me by.
As I started discussing what Dimplex had to offer her I could see her interest peaking, then when I mentioned that our fireplaces were safe, clean and green, I really had her attention. She had no idea that she could not only have a beautiful new fireplace to provide ambiance and heat that would make her living room pop, but that it was a Eco-friendly choice that she knew her green living building would approve of.
As I watched her grab her fiancé and tell him with a big smile about the options they now had available to them, I was happy that I decided to “shop talk” with her at that point in time. However, I quickly realized how much influence my work had on my life, because as I watched him take in all the information she was relaying, all I could think about was “I wonder if he knows about our electric grills?”