In today’s world, we experience varying degrees of stress on a daily basis. From our work lives to our family and children and more. Throw on top of that the endeavor of building a new home. Even the thought of it may cause an elevated heart rate in some people. But it doesn’t have to!
When you make the decision to go the new construction route, you will inevitably have to make many decisions throughout the process. This home is custom and it is yours. You have the ability to make it your dream home. If you start with that positive thinking in mind, you will set yourself up to start the process on the right foot.
New Construction Homes Without The Stress
A good new home builder will lay out the process that will be followed in building your home. This will give you an idea of what to expect. There are a lot of people involved and a lot of moving parts. You will have to make quite a few decisions to reach that end goal of your dream home. If you take a deep breath and follow some of these powerful tips you can make this a fun experience you will enjoy.
Start With A Plan
The best way to approach any large project is to start with a plan. Building a new home is no different. The build process will go much smoother if you have a clear idea of what needs to be done, the timeline it should be done in, and the cost of getting it done.
One of the most important parts of your initial plan is your budget. After all, your budget will be the guide for many of your decisions.
You don’t have to be outdoors to be exposed to harmful air pollution. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), between the time we spend sleeping, working from home or an office setting, watching tv, etc. we actually spend 90% of our time indoors. Our indoor environments have three to five times more pollutants than the outdoors, according to the EPA.
If you are looking to improve the air quality in your new home, you don’t have to jump straight to expensive air purifiers. By utilizing some great air-cleaning houseplants, you can eliminate many of the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that contaminate the air. Even better, you’ll be doing it in a natural and mood-lifting way.
In 1989, NASA started the Clean Air Study to find safe and effective ways to clean the air within the space station. NASA scientists discovered that the use of certain houseplants had a significant effect on improving air-quality of indoor environments. These air-purifying plants reduce levels of CO2 and increase relative humidity. This helps get rid of musty stale air, acts as a natural humidifier, and helps to reduce the levels of VOCs in the air.
Plants have also been proven to lift a person’s mood and provide a calming effect. By utilizing air-cleaning plants (as well as other air-purifiers) you can:
- Reduce the amount of irritation to your eyes, ears, nose, and throat
- Ease coughing and congestion (especially for those suffering from Asthma)
- Increase positive emotional states and lower stress
- Help to boost your concentration
Toxins In The Air
Items and materials within your home or office from the furniture you sit on to the office supplies you use release all different kinds of VOCs.