With everyone spending so much more time indoors this past year, having a safe and healthy home environment has become more important than ever before. Health, especially healthy air, has become a top priority for everyone, and homeowners are making changes to their residences in order to improve the safety of their personal space. Here are some of the top health and safety renovations that are trending now.
New Office, New Windows
These days, people care a great deal about air quality. And since the home has become the workplace for many more people, homeowners are building add-ons as designated home offices that are equipped with the latest in health and safety features. Think about sealing up your windows and investing in air filtration and purification systems to better protect their health.
Decks and Patios
If you are itching for a brand new deck or patio, you are not alone. More people are turning to their backyard spaces for fresh, healthy air, and in the 2021 NAHB survey, 82% of home buyers wanted a patio, 81% wanted a front porch, and 75% would like a rear porch or deck. A big trend in backyard spaces is a covered deck or patio. These are the perfect spaces to socialize around a fire pit and bring the family together for a movie night with a projector and screen.
Another popular way people are improving the air quality in their homes is with the classic ceiling fan. In fact, in a 2021 National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) survey, 83% of recent and prospective home buyers said they were interested in homes with ceiling fans. With the whole family indoors, running around, and cooking up a storm, the odors can really pile up and affect indoor air quality. Ceiling fans effectively circulate the air and add freshness to your home.
One more way people are improving the air quality of their homes is by adding more plants. Including more space in the form of mantles and shelves to accommodate your new home garden is a growing trend. For an added health benefit, plant your favorite herbs so you always have fresh greens on hand!
With the amount of time we’re all spending at home being at an all-time high shouldn’t you have the home you’ve always dreamed of? As Long Island’s #1 Design & Build Company, Noah Construction & Builders is committed to turning that dream into a reality!
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