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Creating a Healthy Home


The pandemic is taking a toll on lives, livelihood, and health. It has impacted our lifestyle, the way we live, and even our living spaces. As we change our lifestyle to accommodate a new reality, a closer look has to be taken at our homes, too, for two crucial reasons.

Read also: New Spaces and Features for a Post Lockdown Home

Firstly, due to lockdowns and safety issues, the amount of time that families are spending in the confined spaces of their homes is a lot more. Secondly, there are fears among experts that there may be long term fallout from having been infected by the virus and that in the post-pandemic world, respiratory health will be a significant consideration for many individuals.
Some health-related remodeling considerations for your home would include:-

Painting

Many homes have VOC paint walls that release toxins into the air for years after the original painting was done. The build-up of toxins can put your family at risk. Changing over to low or non- VOC paints during your home remodel is better for the health of your family.

Flooring

You may not consider flooring as a health issue, but certain types of flooring, like vinyl, which is made from reprocessed plastic, are incredibly toxic. It may surprise you to know that carpeting can also cause indoor air pollution. Non-toxic flooring options are a good idea during a remodel.

Read also: Lessons From Sheltering-in-Place

Increased ventilation

To reduce heating and cooling costs, homeowners and developers have used various methods to seal homes effectively, so that there are no cracks through which air can escape. It may be necessary to incorporate some changes when remodeling, like skylights, additional windows, or ventilation systems to help improve air circulation.
Having survived a life-altering pandemic, people’s focus will be on making their homes healthier places to live in and using the best methods to incorporate health into a remodel. Not only will you be turning your home into a safe space for your family, but because of the importance being given to having a healthy home, those who have the right upgrades will see a significant rise in their market value.

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