“New is always better.” One way or another, you’ve heard this saying. It’s as simple as it can get but it echoes everyone’s sentiment about loving a breathe of fresh air in almost all aspects of life. We love it when we have a new mobile phone, a new book, or a new car. However, we know that a new house is not easy to purchase these days. But you can still get that feeling of having a new house if you go for a renovation. In fact, doing this is quite beneficial to improve indoor air quality inside your very home.
In this article, we’re going to talk about renovation ideas that will prepare your home to receive an airy and fresher ambiance. These techniques are highly recommended by renovation pros especially in Singapore. Let’s check them out one by one.
Widen your windows
In certain parts of the day when temperature starts to decrease and the atmosphere cools down, you don’t really need to turn the air conditioner on.
You can open the windows to receive a cool afternoon or evening breeze into your house. Since you’re renovating, create bigger openings in your walls to allow the installation of bigger windows. If you own an apartment, then it would be wise to plant trees outside to help keep the surroundings fresh even on summer. This technique will not only create a fresher, cooler atmosphere inside your house. It will result to lower energy consumption too.
When we say overcoat, we refer to the paint finishes inside your home. Some HDB flat owners love coating their walls with many finishes and painting their walls with different murals, designs, or colors. During renovation, they usually cover the walls with different paint for as long as they want. But this has a negative impact on indoor air quality. It increases the presence of indoor air pollutants that pose risks to the occupants’ health. Better go for non-toxic paint and finishing.
Install new exhaust system where needed
One of the wisest things you can do to your home is to install a suitable exhaust system wherever one is needed. Kitchen is one of those areas where an exhaust or at least a kitchen hood should be at work to eliminate all the foul air produced during cooking. Ask you renovation pros to construct a provision on the ceiling for this exhaust equipment. In addition, you have to ensure regular aircon maintenance for your AC to remove pollutants that its filter absorbed.
Try lesser wall dividers
Another effective renovation technique that you can apply to your home is to reduce wall dividers that hamper the free flow of air inside your house. With less dividers obstructing indoor air circulation, air quality will surely be improved within the walls of your home.
Some homeowners even embrace the concept of doorless rooms to achieve a more airy ambiance inside their residential properties. When you have an energy-efficient air conditioner working to cool down hot air inside your house and you allow a free flow of cool air therein, you’re bringing more comfort to those who live or visit your home.