How to Modernise Your Home and Make it Healthier at the Same Time*

If you feel less than proud when you look around your home, and some of your systems and appliances need to be replaced to reflect your modern lifestyle, you will have to focus on appearance and functionality. If you are living with a health condition that make it important for you to have a good indoor health quality and stay free from draught, below you will find a few tips on how to improve the appearance and functionality of your home at the same time.

Your Heating and Air Conditioning –

The main area you should focus on if you have asthma or other respiratory conditions and would like to limit your budget is the heating and air conditioning system. If you have an open plan design downstairs, you might find it hard to heat up your space on a budget. On the other hand, if you have air ducts that get dirty regularly, you might want to think about a ductless system that will prevent pollution and not circulate toxins and dust particles in your home, If you would like to keep your living room warmer, you can also take advantage of a vented gas fireplace insert that will prevent fumes re-entering your home.  

Your Doors and Windows –

Changing your old single pane windows before the winter to more energy efficient ones will not only improve the curb appeal of your home, but also reduce your bills. If your frames are made of wood, and are older than a couple of years, chances are that they have deformed over the time, creating gaps between the frame and the brickwork, and reducing the efficiency of the doors and windows. You can find a few deals online that will help you improve your home and your comfort.

Flooring –

If you are not happy with the old carpet or laminate, you might want to change it to something healthier and easier to maintain. Hardwood floors will be easy to clean and maintain, while natural stone and tiles will make your kitchen, bathroom, and dining room shine in natural light. You can simply wipe these types of floors if you would like to get rid of dust and stains, too, and live in a healthier home you can keep on top of.

Insulation –

It is important that you don’t only pay attention to the doors and windows, but also the underfloor and loft insulation. Get your home a full structural assessment and deal with small cracks in the walls and the foundation. This will help you make the most out of your budget when improving the look of your house and decorating your rooms. The last thing you want to deal with is painting your room and discovering that a new crack appeared.

If you are ready to improve your health and your home’s appearance, you might want to focus on air quality and cold spots. Improve your insulation and you will be ready to decorate and save money on your bills. Too.


*This is a collaborative post