Your home should not only protect against the weather, but also bring you comfort and relaxation. After all, research has shown that your home has a major impact on your mental and physical wellness. Everything, from the indoor air quality to the lighting design, has an effect on your well-being.
Here at Nuss Construction Company, we believe you need a home that promotes health and happiness. In this post, we share tips on how you can incorporate wellness into the design of your home.
Invest in Clean Air
On average, Americans spend almost 90% of their time indoors. However, research has found that indoor air is two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. Since breathing clean air is very important to our health, you should consider installing plenty of windows that you can open to let fresh air inside. If you live in a city with too much pollution or smoke, investing in an air purifying system is a smart idea, especially in bedrooms and other living spaces.
Increase Natural Light
Less daylight and cloudy weather can lead to melancholic thoughts. Being exposed to daylight, however, can work wonders for your circadian rhythm and mood. If you have plenty of windows but don’t receive enough natural light, try changing the layout of your home. Removing or moving walls can help as well as adding skylights or solar tubes to brighten up a dark space. Aside from increasing natural light, you may want to install additional light fixtures. Smart color temperature light bulbs, for instance, can be adjusted to emit light colors to facilitate sleep-wake cycles.
Promote Healthy Water
Another thing you need to consider is the water you use in your home. Clean drinking water is essential to our health. However, its quality may vary depending on the water source and the system that delivers it. To ensure you have clean water throughout your home, you should install a water filtration or purification system. Old piping may also be corroded or blocked, causing contaminants to reach your drinking water. Thus, be sure to replace them with new ones.
Minimize the Clutter
Clutter can have a negative effect on your mental and physical health. In fact, studies have shown that people with cluttered homes have lower life satisfaction. Too much mess makes it difficult to focus and become productive. Not only that, but it may also increase dust levels and trip hazards in your home. To reduce clutter, donate or dispose of items that you seldom or no longer need. Investing in storage solutions such as cabinets and shelves can also help you organize your home.
For more inquiries regarding your home improvement project, look no further than Nuss Construction Company. Our expert remodelers are determined to assist you in designing a wellness-focused home. To discuss your bathroom or kitchen remodeling needs, call us today at (856) 988-9982, or fill out our online contact form. We proudly serve homeowners in and around Cherry Hill and Mt. Laurel, NJ.