Easy Home Projects To Help You Become Healthier

Dated: 03/06/2020

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Easy Home Projects to Help You Become Healthier

Home projects often aim to enhance your property value or help with selling. But when you’re staying put, some other modifications and repairs can help you live your best life. Ready to enhance your well-being and enjoy your home more? Read on for suggestions.

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Dehumidify for Better Health

Dehumidifiers remove excess moisture from the air, ensuring your home is dry and comfortable. They also reduce the risk of dust mites, mildew, and mold, which can help with allergies and overall wellness. Of course, you want the best product available for your money, so researching the best humidifiers can help you narrow down the options. You can put a dehumidifier in each room of your home or the areas you spend the most time in. Dehumidifiers are especially beneficial in bathrooms and other moist areas like laundry rooms when it comes to stopping mold and mildew.

Use Air Filtration for Allergies

If anyone in your home suffers from allergies—or you’re concerned about poor indoor air quality—filtration may help. Look for a HEPA filter, which blocks even the tiniest of particles from passing through. Filtration can remove pollen, pet dander, and dust from your home’s air, allowing you to breathe easier. You can choose room filtration or whole-house systems that work with your HVAC equipment. If you have carpet, vacuuming often can help remove dust. A carpet shampooer is also a smart investment for keeping your home clean.

Remove Carpet for Reduced Allergens

Did you know that carpet can harbor many types of allergens? Mayo Clinic notes that removing carpet—in favor of hardwood or even linoleum—can prevent dust and pollen from seeping into your flooring. It’s often easier to clean, which can allow you to enjoy your home rather than spend hours cleaning. Non-carpet flooring can improve your home’s resale value if you ever want to sell. USA Today reports that more than half of home buyers are willing to pay extra for hardwood floors—over $2,000 more.

Make Use of Spare Rooms

Unfortunately, many homeowners have spare bedrooms with square footage that goes to waste. But you can put an unused bedroom or other room to good use by converting it into a room you can relax in. Adding a comfortable chair and bookshelves can create a reading nook, but the possibilities are endless, depending on your interests. A spot to enjoy your hobby can mean enhanced relaxation (and less stress) at home. Using spare bedrooms as hobby spaces also cuts down on the number of things that accumulate into clutter.

Switch to Low-Water Landscaping

Cutting costs on water and landscaping maintenance is nice but enjoying a gorgeous garden or another nature space is even better. By switching to low-water landscaping, you can save energy and time on lawn care. Features like in-line drip-watering systems and laying down enough mulch can lead to savings all around. Grass-free yards—and even rock gardens—are also viable ways to enjoy the outdoors without growing a full lawn.

Install Light Fixtures for Ambiance (and More)

Lighting can add ambiance to your home, but there are more benefits than making your home feel cozy. Appropriate lighting can boost cognition and help you focus better. Of course, it also ensures that you can see whether you’re working over the stove or in your home office. Swapping light bulbs or replacing light fixtures is an affordable way to improve your daily life and enjoyment of your house.

Enjoying your home and becoming healthier can go hand in hand. With these modifications and additions, your house can become a healthy and mood-boosting space that you love spending time in. And these projects and repairs don’t have to cost a lot, either.

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