Home Improvements During the Pandemic
With the pandemic still present in everyone’s lives, many people are looking at ways to make their homes healthier and more pleasant places to live. If you’re considering refreshing your home to help improve your overall well-being, you may like some of the ideas discussed here.
Let There Be Light
As a natural disinfectant, sunlight reduces the production of harmful bacteria and organisms around your home. It also increases endorphins and serotonin in the body and is a natural healer.
Cleaning your windows allows more light into your home, and a mirror affixed to the wall amplifies whatever natural light can already get through on its own. You can hire a window fitter to install more oversized windows or replace solid wood interior doors with glass-paneled models.
Plants add color and beauty to a home and can reduce stress, elevate mood, and improve cognitive function. Before rushing out and buying indoor plants, consider which varieties offer the best health benefits.
- Peppermint. It lowers frustration and enhances alertness.
- Chamomile. It promotes sound sleep and helps relieve anxiety.
- Lavender. It treats anxiety and depression and helps soothe agitated babies.
- Jasmine. Another anxiety-fighting plant.
- Chrysanthemum. It helps the body relax and speeds up metabolism.
- Gerbera. It removes benzene from your home.
Aside from their many health benefits, attending to plants and seeing them grow can be extremely rewarding and can help boost your self-esteem.
A quieter home atmosphere can help you relax and communicate better, leading to improved relationships. Quiet time also allows you time to reflect and daydream, activating multiple parts of the brain. So, how can you reduce the noise levels in your home?
Try rearranging some of your furniture. Place a tall wooden bookcase against a shared wall and fill it with some of your favorite books to absorb any noise from next door. Paintings or framed photos work the same way and are great conversation pieces.
Seth Murphy wrote an article at PaPa DIY, Our guest blogger.