There are a variety of ways that you can make your home more comfortable for both you and your family. Sure, investing in high-quality items such as furniture or kitchen and bathroom appliances can improve your quality of life, but they can also become outdated over time and often need replacing after a couple of years. However, one often overlooked thing that you can do to improve your home life is to increase its airflow and ventilation. There are a number of benefits to improving the air quality inside your home including better sleep, easy breathing and a reduction in unwanted odours. So if you’re looking for ways to improve both you and your families mood and overall health by improving airflow and ventilation below are 4 home design tips that should help you on your way.
1.Install Attic Vents or Roof Ventilation
The area inside your attic is a prime location for stale air. This is due to a number of factors, the main being poor circulation. Without proper roof ventilation, hot air rises yet has no way of escaping the space. One way of preventing this from happening is to instal attic vents or alternative roof ventilation which will facilitate better airflow and ventilation.
2.Relocate Existing Ventilation Ducts
It’s no secret that ventilation ducts play a vital role in how air circulates around the home and the majority of us will already have a number of ventilation ducts installed at various points around the home. However to maximise the effectiveness and efficiency of these ducts you may want to consider repositioning them to certain areas within your home. For example, ventilation ducts are more likely to improve circulation within warmer rooms in your home as the warm air will be pushed outside and replaced with fresh, clean and more importantly cooler air. When relocating exterior / outdoor ventilation ducts consider positioning them on the side of the house which receives the least amount of sun. Moving them to a cooler position will ensure cooler air will enter the house during those long, summer months
3.Add Air Purifying Indoor Plants To Your Space
Houseplants are an excellent way of improving the look and feel of your interior design scheme and have become increasingly popular in the past few years. But indoor plants not only look great, but they are also a cost-effective way of purifying the air inside your home. This is because houseplants absorb the carbon dioxide in their environment, releasing clean oxygen which will certainly improve indoor air quality. But it’s not just harmful carbon dioxide that house plants absorb, air-purifying plants will also absorb household chemicals such as cooking fumes, VOC’s that come from cleaning products and other harsh chemicals that can be detrimental to indoor air quality. English Ivy, snake plants and peace lilies are all perfect examples of air-purifying plants that could improve your indoor air quality with little cost or effort.
4.Keep Damp Items Outside Wherever Possible
Drying your laundry indoors will increase the amount of moisture in the air inside your home. This, in turn, will lead to poor air quality over time so try to keep wet or damp items such as clothes and shoes outside as much as possible. If you have the space why not consider building an outhouse or converting an existing shed into an outdoor laundry area. If you are forced to dry your laundry inside your home then be sure to do so within a well-ventilated area of the house.
Hopefully, the above home design tips should make improving the air quality inside your home a simple task. Whether you chose to invest in a better quality roof ventilation system, or choose to incorporate more greenery to your household, each tip listed above will allow you to increase airflow and ventilation making your home more comfortable for you and your family.