Sealing your home is an important home improvement that is beneficial to your health as well especially to those family members suffering from asthma. Those suffering from asthma are affected by the droppings of rodents and insects that may be present in the home. It is recommended that you seal holes and cracks with weather-strip or caulk in order to protect your home from these critters. Leaks may usually be found in the floor area, around doors and windows as well as the vents through which air is dispelled outdoors.
Home improvement includes an efficient choice of flooring in your home. For those with allergies, asthma and environmental sensitivities, choosing the right flooring can benefit their health. Wall-to-wall carpets are attractive and comfortable, but they can also be the haven of untold degrees of allergens. Mould spores and dust mites can accumulate in the carpets. Thus, pathogens can be eliminated by using hard flooring such as tile, concrete, wood and laminates. Moreover, it is much easier to clean hard floors than carpets.
Installing an efficient range fan and hood above your stove is part of effective home improvement. When you cook, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide accumulate in the kitchen air, so the fan is needed to remove them. The same range fan can also get rid of the water vapours floating in the air while you cook.
Another home improvement idea that should be taken into consideration for health reasons is to eliminate moisture from the bathroom. Moist air develops from bathing and can lead to the growth of mildew and mould. Mould spores can be harmful to health so moist air should be dispelled from the bathroom to control the development of mould by employing an exhaust fan.
Converting a less frequented space at home into an activity room such as a fitness room is an example of home improvement. Exercise is very important to your health and well being and creating a space for it at home means no matter how busy you are you can still find time to exercise. Fill the room with weights, a TV, and your favourite exercise equipment.