Tips To Make Your Home Healthy
The prerequisite to a happy and healthy life, is a clean environment, which can only be achieved when your home is healthy.
To ensure that your home is healthy and promotes well-being, PropGuide lists certain aspects you should take care of, when building a home.
Natural air & light
The first step towards a healthy home is to have ample natural light and ventilation to ensure clean and fresh air. The right kind of home will not require any electric light during daytime. A home should be designed with enough doors and windows to ensure ventilation.
A home with good amount of sunlight plays a good part in keeping away termites and other pests, providing natural disinfection, as well.
Hygiene & sanitation
For a healthy home, maintaining hygiene and clear sewage and waste outlets is important. To ensure this, piping and plumbing of homes that are being constructed should be cross-checked to make sure that none of them have a possibility of becoming a breeding ground for pests, giving rise to diseases. Bathrooms should be designed to ensure that water drains do not clog. Use easy to maintain and clean tiles in the bathroom.
It is tough to get a breath of fresh air in a busy city. So, why not create a healthy environment in our homes itself. Install potted plants around the house. These plants clean the air, thus, freshening the home. You can also install fragrant plants like jasmine and roses, plants with medicinal qualities like tulsi or even plants, which can be used for cooking purposes like bay leaves and mint. In fact, a number of enterprising home makers also plant spices in the kitchen for flavour and utility purposes.
Quality-check construction material
The excessive use of chemicals during construction can cause immediate as well as long-standing allergies to its residents. Always check the quality of wood, fabric, and other construction material being used. Care should be taken to avoid products which can be allergic. Also, avoid mass produced synthetic construction material, which are likely to contain more hazards.
Reducing the use of electricity and using solar-based installations are also key to building healthy homes. These energy-efficient technologies can make sure that pollution is lowered and contribute to your general health. It's for larger good.