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When people are remodeling their homes, they focus on functionality and aesthetics. However, safety is essential as well. You want a healthy and comfortable place for you and your family. When taking on remodeling projects, always look at how you can improve the safety of the people staying in that house. Here are some tips on how remodeling your home can make it a safe place to live.

Improve Your Lighting

Did you know that poor lighting can lead to eyestrain, headaches, fatigue, and stress? You may be feeling exhausted in your home, yet the reason for this is poor lighting. To change this, you could simply enhance both natural lighting and artificial lighting. For natural, you may have to add more windows in your home or replace what you already have with bigger windows. Most older homes have smaller windows, so if you moved to a house built a long time ago, be prepared to do this. In fact, most U.S homes require upgrades because about 80% of them are around 20 years old or older. That means they also have older features, windows included. Windows will allow you to enjoy some sunshine in your home, save you energy bills, and most importantly, keep you healthy. You can also switch to full spectrum daylight bulbs as they mimic the natural light from the sun. Another tip is installing germicidal lamps as they help kill bacteria.

Revamp Your Landscape

A well-kept landscape is not only good for curb appeal but can enhance your health as well. For instance, spending time outside watching plants and taking in the fresh air can help reduce your stress levels. Therefore, go to a plant shop and get plants and flowers you would like to decorate your home with. If you have a tree that needs trimming, pruning, or removal, call a tree service company. They have the right skills when it comes to tree care in residential properties. About 65% of the services offered by the tree service industry on any day are done in a single-family residence. It is only about 23% of the work that is either done on industrial or commercial properties. According to Lawn and Landscape Magazine, only about 6% of the work they do involves tree care. Other duties could be trimming your shrubs and clearing out debris from these activities. Therefore, if your property is looking unkempt and you want to enhance your curb appeal and your health, call the experts for some help.

Eliminate Allergens and Toxic Materials

Get rid of toxic materials in your home like lead paint, fire retardants, molds, dust, and hazardous chemicals. These substances are dangerous to your health, causing conditions like cancer, asthma and weakening your nervous system. Even though your body has a built tolerance to these substances, limiting your exposure to them is better. If you have a wood fireplace, consider switching to an electric or natural gas fireplace. You should also replace the old wall-to-wall carpeting with new flooring. Wooden flooring is a great place to start. Eliminating these substances will make your home a safer place, and you can comfortably sit on your couch and enjoy your smoothie as you watch your favorite show.

Enhance Your Air Quality

When it comes to your health, there should never be a compromise. Something like poor air quality can create or worsen health conditions. That is why it is better to avoid this in the first place. Ensure your home is adequately insulated and ventilated for a warm and dry house. If your HVAC unit is old and worn out, replace it with something newer for improved comfort in your home. Most people argue that home upgrade projects are costly. For instance, in 2020, the average remodeling job was about $12,000. However, you cannot put a price tag on health, and it is better to avoid these issues from the start. Ensure your home is safe and healthy.

As you get ready to make some changes in your home, focus on health as well, for a safe home for you and your family.