The home improvement industry is worth billions in the UK. If you get inspired every time you watch episodes of home improvement television shows, it may be time to start a renovation project.
The possibilities are endless, and they vary on the DIY scale. Each room and appliance can be painted, upgraded, repaired or even replaced for an eco-friendlier version. As you determine how you can boost the overall appeal of your home, know that the benefits of renovations aren’t only aesthetic — they can also impact your health.
What Do Home Improvements Involve?
While ‘home’ looks different for everyone, it’s typically the place where you start and end your day. If your house is cluttered, dirty or disorganised, it can have a knock-on effect towards the rest of your life. Each room in a house serves a different purpose, giving the opportunity for a variety of repairs, upgrades and repurposing. Some improvements may include:
- Construction work
- New appliance installation or replacement
- Sustainable alternatives
- Deep cleaning older furnishings or machinery
Not all of these improvements need to break your wallet. They can be as simple as removing carpets to avoid bacteria and dust or installing a water filter to decrease exposure to chemicals in drinking and shower water. Depending on your budget and the current state of your house, you can choose which projects you’re ready to begin.
Benefits of Home Improvements
Since your health is directly affected by your environment, every water leak and mass of harmful buildup in appliances and filters can have major consequences on your short- and long-term well-being. Harmful substances in the house can trigger an allergic reaction or respiratory problem if not addressed in time, especially if you have an underlying health condition. The advantages of home improvements may also include:
- Preventing the growth of mold, fungus and mildew in humid and dusty place.
- Keeping you from being in contact with harmful chemicals and substances that can lead to physical issues
- Reducing allergies and asthma by maintaining cleaner air
- Putting an end to hidden bugs or bacteria when you replace sheets, carpets or other upholstery
- Decreasing the risk of airborne diseases and pathogens
By focusing on a few home projects that improve the cleanliness and efficiency of your house, you can lower the risk of upper and lower respiratory illnesses, skin irritations, fatigue and other lung diseases due to mold, bacteria or harmful chemicals. Deciding to renovate your house comes with the opportunity to choose projects that will prioritise your well-being. If you’re searching for more specific ways to improve your health while improving your house, take a look at our guide to beneficial renovations.
Author bio: Brian McNally is the owner of McNally’s Heating & Cooling, a commercial and residential HVAC company. McNally, who has 25 years of experience in the industry, focuses on commercial and residential service, repairs and installations.
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