It’s true; there’s no place like home. Even if you spend almost all your day outside, your home is the only place where you can unwind and enjoy peace of mind. One of the most undervalued aspects of a home is its effect on our overall health. But it’s not just the state of your home that has a deep connection to your well-being. Making improvements to your abode can also do wonders. In fact, home renovation for mental health is backed by science. A 2020 study by CouponFellow, an international online deal platform, found that do-it-yourself home improvement projects can be good for mental health.
Let’s now understand the many ways through which home renovation for mental health can be ensured.
Home Renovation For Mental Health
If you feel stressed at home and are unable to relax, it’s probably because your house is not a relaxing place for you and needs an overhaul. Home renovation is fun, exciting, and can also prove to be beneficial for your mental health wellbeing. Despite being a laborious task, home renovation can allow one to start anew, and view their house in a different light. Here’s how your house can begin to look and feel a lot better with home improvement.
Declutter Your Mind & Space
Oftentimes, the clutter around your home can be a cause for concern. Unknowingly, it can be causing stress to the inhabitants of your home. For this very reason, it is absolutely essential that you clear out any such clutter from your home. The constant worry of clearing and tidying up the house can be solved by deep decluttering.
One way of going about this is to carry out an upscale renovation; add shelves, cupboards, racks, and put organizers inside your drawers, desks, store, and pantry. This will help you organize everything. You can also put labels on everything so it gives a neat look and lets you know instantly where everything is. If you have a lot of stuff and don’t know what to do with it anymore, you should set up a garage sale and sell it off.
Mess is inevitable if you have children at home. But in order to avoid the mess getting bigger and causing you more stress, you can set up a playroom, as a designated area for all of the children’s activities.
Brighten Up & Aerate The Space
Experts believe that exposure to sunlight and enough light is essential for a person’s mental health well-being. For this reason, the main challenge facing modern-age interior designers is to introduce maximum area for ventilation and natural light penetration, in the smallest of living spaces. If you feel that your house or some parts of it are not receiving enough sunlight, you should definitely consider altering the design to allow more sunlight to enter.
Make sure each room, wherever possible, has a window. For larger rooms, instead of carving out larger windows, think of adding more than one, as it will help you regulate sunlight throughout the day and different seasons. Houses in tropical climates, especially in most areas of Pakistan, get more than enough sunlight throughout the year. In such homes, insulation is required to keep away from heat, and excess light. In such a case, it is necessary to have windows designed in such a way that makes sunlight regulation easy and efficient. Invest in a window design that works best for you. These days, sliding windows are pretty common. Their expansive nature makes them a perfect choice for brightening up spaces, however, installing louvered shutters on your windows will make them even more useful and efficient. You can also split your sliding windows across the breadth to get the same effect.
Apart from windows, there are other numerous ways of brightening up your home. Use lighting fixtures and bulbs that are energy-efficient and instantly liven up your space. Placement of lighting fixtures is also equally important in determining how it affects the overall appearance of your home. To get the maximum benefit ensure that your lighting fixtures are situated not too high or low on the wall, are not muddled together in one place, and use a combination of yellow and white light as each serves its own purpose. You can keep yellow, the warmer light, for lamps, while keeping white light options for your everyday use.
As you cater to lighting, you’ll also be fixing the ventilation of your house. This is equally important to make your house seem open and smell fresh. For your terrace door, installing a wire gauze door in addition to your glass or steel door allows for air ventilation. Construct a window on the other side of your hall, right opposite side to the terrace door to allow easy passage of air.
Small Renovations For Your House
If you feel your house is not quite what you want it to be, changing a few things here and there can make a huge impact on how you view your living space. You can introduce a variety of colors to your walls and rooms. Sometimes, walls start to age, and you can check for these signs to know for sure that your house needs a repaint job.
If you feel your house needs an upgrade, check out these blogs for the latest home decor trends, and all about kitchen decor in 2021. If you are changing your walls, kitchen, or home decor, the key lies in choosing the right colors. It’s essential that you pick a color that goes with the overall theme of your home, is calming, and won’t make the space look congested and suffocated.
Always remember that your home should be a place of comfort and it should exude calmness. If you ever feel that it’s not serving its purpose, you can always try to change it around as per your needs so as to create an ambiance that helps you unwind. Let us know in the comments how you would like to renovate your home, or you can write your responses to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, keep reading Pakistan’s largest property blog, Zameen Blog, for the latest updates on the property sector.