We don’t often think of home renovations or interior design as being connected to our well-being but the truth is that there is an association between these two things. How we relate to our surroundings is important and your interior dwelling impacts the way you feel about yourself, as well as even your physical health.
While some may expect us to include the addition of a home gym or yoga room, that’s too obvious. Having said that, getting exercise on a regular basis is certainly important and devoting a special new room in the house to that cause could be helpful.
If you’re planning some renovation projects during our current pandemic lockdown winter (anyone getting a little cabin fever yet?), you should consider adding in a few touches that will improve your everyday health, from hydration in the kitchen to natural sunlight and tidying up.
The following 3 tips will turn your home renovation scheme into a life-improving escapade.
Install a purified water filtration system
Few things are more important to our health than drinking water and staying hydrated. And drinking purified water is just as important. For this reason, you should renovate your kitchen to make way for a filtration system and eliminate the need for ever drinking from a plastic water bottle again.
Advanced water purification systems remove sediment, smaller particles like chlorine, pesticides, bacteria, lead, and other harmful things. Increased oxygen production sanitizes the water, adds to its pH balance, and makes it taste better.
There are additional phases to the process that makes the water uniquely hydrating. Such purified hydration is good for all the systems of our body, including our organs and even our skin.
According to health experts, we’re supposed to drink 8 glasses of water every day. Also, consider that every day 60 million plastic water bottles end up in landfills and incinerators. Why not turn your kitchen into a mini-solution to this problem? You’ll get healthier while protecting the environment – it’s a win-win.
If you’re thinking of renovating your kitchen, installing a water purifier is a must.
Add windows for more natural sunlight
More and more homeowners are opting for natural light over artificial overhead lights. There are all kinds of strategies out there for improving your home’s lighting, but sometimes the best option you can choose is harnessing and utilizing natural sunlight in your home.
This is not only good for you but if you have pets, they will adore having a sun spot to lounge in (especially in the winter). If you have indoor plants (which is also good for your health due to increased levels of fresh purified oxygen and reduced carbon and toxins), adding more natural sunlight will improve their health, too. Needless to say, most plants must have sunlight to produce energy.
Declutter your life
It’s hard to stay organized and tidy but, according to international bestselling author Marie Kondo, decluttering your space is one of the most important things you can do in life. Her book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing,” describes the process, which involves no storage equipment whatsoever. Think about how much space you can free up in your home for other things. Suddenly, a basement or attic is an entirely new open room in the house.
Kondo writes that decluttering and tidying gives you “the energy and motivation to create the life you want. You will have the courage to move on from the negative aspects of your life.”
It’s hard to know for sure how true this is but there’s no doubt that being organized with your space, possessions, and living arrangement makes life better. And who wouldn’t want to live life without storage bins, sheds, and basements and attics full of old junk.