If you have decided to remodel your home you may be looking at large projects in your future. While in the midst of your project remind yourself that much of what you replace will be regained when you sell your home. Although it is important to remodel to your own tastes.
Green updates to a home are beneficial for you and future owners of the home. Remodels such as these will make give your home a competitive edge in the market.
Solar water heating and power systems are more costly upfront, but prove to be an economic investment through time. More simple examples include energy efficient fluorescent light bulbs. Other 'green' remodels include additional insulation and double paned windows. Both will hold in heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer.
You can also consider upgrading your floors. Currently, there are many options for bamboo and laminate flooring.