Don’t Clean Your House, Unpollute It!

Choosing the layout for your home and designing it with the perfect color scheme, furniture, and art is the first layer of home design. The second layer is the quality of the space around the design elements.

Air

Air quality is what people usually think of when they hear the word pollution. Keep good air quality by keeping your house clean without using chemicals, open the windows when the weather is fair, and let new furniture air out outside before bringing it into the home.

Lighting

People are affected by different spectrums of light. We need sunlight almost as much as plants, and specific wavelengths heal or harm. Eliminate halogen and fluorescent bulbs, and take care not to use lights that are too blue, especially in areas where you’ll be before bedtime; blue light can inhibit your body’s ability to fall asleep. You want to have lighting that makes sense for each space, whether it’s task, overhead, ambient, or a mix of all three. You also want to choose LED bulbs for warmth and the number of lumens (brightness). Lighting Clearwater Fl has standard and LED specific fixtures.

Sound

Sound design is lesser trod territory but can make your home feel a certain way. There’s not much you can do about the quality of insulation in the walls, but there are a few things you can asses and change to give your home better sound quality. Listen to your appliances when they are on. If they are loud, consider replacing them with quieter ones. Look for products to purchase labeled with Quiet Mark. Noise pollution is a real thing. If you’re one to always have the TV or radio on, try a day or an hour with silence.

By attending to the quality of air, light, and sound, your home will feel so much better.