Our homes are often extensions of our personality, tastes and intentions. While we cannot always define the boundaries of our home and the spaces we have to access, we do define how we design and utilize the space, as well as how we decorate it. For this reason, spending time at home is akin to spending time in an environment of your own making, where you don’t feel quite as disconnected and alienated as you might do when in public.
Yet it’s also important to consider just how your home may be contributing to your health, or perhaps even actively denigrating it. This can help you define what kind of measures need to take place for proper maintenance, what improvements you could curate, and more. For instance, living in a humid area may contribute to the presence of damp, which can, unfortunately, cause many respiratory problems over time, especially affecting infants and the elderly.
But how can you ensure your home contributes to your health in the best manner possible? With these precautions and implements, you’ll see exactly how:
Ventilation & Air Quality
The ability to ventilate a space and ensure its air quality is very important, as we have all seen over the last year. This is especially important when encountering rising temperatures, or hoping to protect infants or the elderly in your house, or simply hoping to enjoy a comfortable summer. Purchasing fans, an air filter you can run all week, or even a full air conditioning unit and installation can help you here. Ventilation bricks and air extract units can help in no-window bathrooms as well as above kitchen counters. This way, your hope has a positive and healthy air flow.
Security & Protection
Security and protection are important to consider when in your home, because that does contribute to your health for obvious reasons. This is why it’s a great idea to make sure your door locks are stable and secure, that you keep your possessions locked up outside (such as ladders and other garden tools), as well as using security implements like motion-sensitive floodlights to keep your property illuminated when activity is detected. No matter where you live, you deserve to sleep at night feeling secure and comfortable.
Hygiene & Health
It’s quite obvious that home hygiene is essential for a healthy home. However, it might also be that seeing to damp immediately (and making sure you inspect your rooms for it from time to time), cleaning behind the back of furniture, ensuring your garage space is tidy and organized, and even using an excellent exterminator will be helpful. This last point is especially important to consider as healthily dealing with an infestation can make or break how habitable your home is in the foreseeable future. This is especially important when considering how certain issues can take you unaware, such as how the mouse problem in Australia is bothering residents right now.
With this advice, we hope you can curate your home in the best and most effective manner possible.