By Natalie Jones
You might be shocked to learn that your home can impact your well-being. If you’ve been trying to improve your overall health, but have been struggling with stress, fatigue, or allergies, take a closer look at your home, and plan a few simple and budget-friendly home modifications or repairs that will improve your health.
Did you know that your carpets are home to allergens such as dust mites, animal dander, mold, and dust that can be major irritants to your allergies? To protect your health, remove all the carpeting from your home and replace it with budget-friendly wood panelling or laminate flooring that’s easy to clean and maintain.
To clean your carpets and reduce the allergens in your house, purchase a quality vacuum cleaner to help rid your home of irritants. Save money on your vacuum by finding vacuum deals on sites like Rakuten, and find out how you can earn cash back on your purchases.
A Fresh Coat of Paint
If you live in an older home built before 1978, you may have paint on interior walls that contain lead. This can cause health problems as the paint deteriorates, creating lead dust particles in your home. Protecting you and your family from lead poisoning doesn’t require expensive specialists, and you can do this home remodeling on your own. You’ll need to wear protective clothing and a mask while stripping the old paint, then repaint with non-toxic paint that will make your home healthier.
When considering how to make your home safer and healthier, determine if your home insulation or building materials contain asbestos. If the asbestos is intact, it can’t cause harm because no dangerous particles are airborne. Removing the asbestos may be hazardous, so if you discover asbestos that’s still intact, the best thing you can do is leave it in place and seal the material to prevent damage.
Do you feel stressed at the end of every day, and wish you had a better way to relax? If you have an extra room in your home, or a guest room that’s not used very often, create a reading room or relaxation nook where you can de-stress at the end of a long day. Create a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the home, leave your phone outside this room, and kick back and relax with your favorite book, some soft lighting, a candle, or anything else that makes you feel calm.
Make Some Green Changes
Have you been wanting to make some green changes in your home to make it healthier and more energy efficient? One great way to improve your health and save money is to create an oasis in your yard with low-water landscaping. Put in a rock garden, plant some shrubbery, and find creeping plants that provide great ground cover without needing a lot of water.
You can also make your home more eco-friendly and save money by installing a smart thermostat to automatically turn down the temperature at night, investing in energy-efficient LED light bulbs, and making sure your doors and windows are properly sealed to prevent harmful particles from entering the house, or temperature-controlled air to escape.
Improving your health shouldn’t cost a fortune, and you deserve to live in a house that’s safe for you and your family. Find the best budget-friendly renovation projects that will bring you joy, help lower your stress levels, and remove allergens and irritants from your home to improve your health and well-being.
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