How to Design a Healthy Home to Live In

When designing a home, there are many different factors to take into consideration. Not only should aesthetics, convenience, and efficiency be considered, but the healthiness of a home should also be given thorough consideration. Gelotte Hommas Architecture understands the importance of a home’s overall health and factors this into the design and materials it works with in creating a home.

Building a healthy home
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A healthy home emanates a certain purity and nourishing atmosphere that is felt regardless of the home’s style or design features. Modern architects need to contend with the fact that many of the conveniences of modern buildings can pose health hazards. For example, chemicals in paints and construction materials can contribute to increased durability, but they can also contaminate the air of a home. Additionally, heating and cooling systems may be able to control the climate of a home, but they can also aggravate allergies and have other negative health effects.

Here are some healthy living tips on how homeowners can maintain as healthy a home as possible:

  • Replace cushions when necessary– Cushions can collect dust over time and should therefore be replaced or cleaned periodically.
  • Keep clutter at bay– Keeping your rooms clutter free will make it easier to complete your cleaning tasks.
  • Stay up on HVAC maintenance– When building a healthy home, an efficiently functioning HVAC system is important. However, the HVAC system must be regularly maintained to ensure that it provides proper ventilation and keeps the air home.
  • Keep chemicals out of the home– Use natural cleaners and materials that are free of chemical toxins.

At Gelotte Hommas Architecture, we strive to materialize our clients’ ideas and desires into beautiful homes. Of course, building a healthy home is important to all of our clients. To learn more about the services we offer, contact us with your inquiries.

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