If you’re planning on making any changes to your home, then it’s best that you start looking at things from a health angle. People often underestimate just how unhealthy the average modern home can be. This is an essential guide for anyone thinking about renovating their home who are also concerned about their home’s hygiene going forward.
Considering the surfaces
The best thing you can do for your home is make it easier to clean. Not everyone has surfaces that are that easy to clean. Some people have incredibly thick, fluffy carpets or rugs at home, for example. These may make your feet feel good, but they’re really tough to clean properly! The paint you use on your walls, too, will have an effect on your ability to clean the walls properly. Using the wrong material for your kitchen countertops can increase staining and even the spread of bacteria.
People have a habit of forgetting how important home furniture is to their health. Think about it: most of your time spent at home is spent using your furniture in some capacity. A lot of people take a very casual angle when it comes to selecting furniture. As long as they can sit down on it, or lie down on it, then it’s fine. But the furniture you choose is going to have a big effect on your back, your ability to get a good sleep, and your stress levels. Why do you think the standards of modern healthcare furniture are so high? Don’t underestimate the importance of your furniture!
Don’t assume the air quality in your house is any good! Unfortunately, the air quality in most homes isn’t very good at all. And people tend not to give it much thought. After all, air is air, right? But it is the air you’re going to spend most of the day breathing in, after all. And any toxins and harsh chemicals you have in the air is going to affect you in the long-term. One of the best things you can do when renovating your home is improve the ventilation system. Of course, you’re also going to want to minimize the amount of damage you’re doing to the air in the first place. So stop cleaning with harsh, toxin-filled chemicals. Minimize your use of aerosols. And do everything you can to stop the spread of dust. Speaking of which…
The danger of carpets
All that dust and bacteria floating around in your home is a bit gross to think about. Unfortunately, there’s probably a great bit sponge loaded with the stuff right underneath your feet. That’s right: I’m talking about your carpet. Many modern homes now feature wooden flooring instead of carpeting. This isn’t just an aesthetic choice. It’s because carpets are incredibly unhygienic. And if you think they’re as easy to clean as giving them a weekly vacuum, think again! If you have carpeting, it needs a thorough wash at least once every couple of months. Better yet, if you’re renovating, just get rid of the darn stuff!