We often consider remodeling our homes for purely practical reasons: our family has outgrown the current space, the kitchen is cramped and doesn't have enough storage, or bathroom fixtures are hopelessly outdated.
While all these reasons to remodel are valid, there are also several hidden ways in which remodeling can improve your physical and mental health.
As a crew of seasoned remodelers, the team What's Next Remodeling LLC has become deeply familiar with the personal advantages our clients experience after we've upgraded their properties. We want to share this with you so you can take full advantage of strategic home improvements to maximize your health and well-being!
Remodeling Can Reduce Stress
As a society that highly values productivity, we tend to undervalue the importance of creating spaces that aren't only functional but also enjoyable and calming. As anyone who has lived with mess and clutter can attest, tidy and visually appealing areas are vital in giving us a peaceful state of mind.
Remodeling your home allows you to rethink flow and improve storage, which in turn can help you reduce clutter and thereby lower stress. Well-organized spaces increase our sense of peace and help revive our productive selves.
Home Updates Can Prevent Injuries
Whether or not we consciously realize it, owning an older home where systems are constantly in disrepair and something always seems to be falling apart can be a severe source of anxiety. This nervousness isn't always completely unfounded-from termite damage to moldy ceilings or rickety stairs, many hazards in an old home can pose safety hazards.
Updating your home can relieve your mind and allow you to rest assured in the knowledge that you and your family aren't especially vulnerable to injury when navigating your home.
Renovations Lower Allergic Conditions and Respiratory Illnesses
Many older homes, particularly those built in relatively humid areas, can have poor circulation and ventilation and often have mild mold and mildew issues. Such problems can trigger several allergic reactions, from shortness of breath to a cough, a rash, wheezing, congestion, red and tired eyes, and sinusitis. In some instances, moisture issues can even worsen pre-existing respiratory illnesses like asthma.
Renovating gives you a chance to remove all old materials and begin fresh, this time with best construction practices and materials that improve airflow and include appropriate moisture barriers.
As an added bonus, replacing old, poorly-fitted windows and doors will likely lower your heating and cooling bills.
Remodeling Can Boost Creativity and Mental Health
Creativity is yet another hallmark of strong emotional and mental health. Some scientists believe incorporating change and new things into life can slow signs of aging and potentially even delay some diseases like Alzheimer's.
Remodeling can encourage your creative pursuits by giving you the opportunity to designate a physical space for your favorite hobby, whether it's a sewing room, a woodworking shop, an artist's studio, or something else. It permits you to sow the seeds for creative outlets that allow your mind to unwind and run free.
Home Expansion Can Enrich Your Social Life
A common reason people don't entertain family and friends more regularly is that they don't believe their house can comfortably accommodate dinner guests or overnight company.
Refreshing your home to include guest quarters with a private bathroom or even simply expanding your kitchen, dining room, and living room can dramatically enrich your social life by giving you a space in which you're comfortable entertaining.
Change Invites More Change
On an even more basic level, remodeling invites us to reframe our mental and emotional attitudes and establish new physical patterns simply because it gives us a fresh start. Any change in our physical environment is an opportunity to affect a change in our routine. What more important place to invest in this than your home, where you spend most of your time?
Whether you want to start off the morning with a yoga routine in a newly renovated backyard patio or take a midday break with your family in your basement-turned-rec-room, a remodel can achieve this.
When considering a reno, don't forget to plan how you would like to alter your lifestyle and incorporate that change within the remodel itself.
Remodeling Can Reduce Joint Pain and Strain
When you remodel your home, you have an opportunity not only to replace faulty systems and update features but also to rethink your home's entire layout. This adjustment can significantly aid physical limitations.
For example, relocating your main suite from the second floor to the first floor can be a great way to reduce your daily source of struggle if you have mobility limitations. In addition, you can replace hard tiled floors with carpeted floors or softer bamboo floors to improve ankle, knee, and hip pain caused by standing and walking on hard surfaces or add accessibility features in your bathroom.
Remodeling Can Improve Your Diet
Most health experts agree that approximately 75 to 80 percent of weight loss is controlled by diet. However, eating out or eating on the go has become the norm for many individuals with busy lifestyles.
When you remodel your kitchen and create a beautiful and orderly space, you'll feel much more excited about cooking in it and establishing healthy routines that prioritize consistent, sit-down meals. Even something as simple as starting your day with a healthy breakfast at the kitchen island rather than skipping breakfast or snacking all morning will help you form new and mindful eating habits.
Focus on Your Health by Remodeling with What's Next Remodeling LLC
A well-designed and thoughtfully remodeled home can have a profound impact on your overall health and well-being. Having completed countless renovations, What's Next Remodeling LLC understands this more than most contractors.
If you're considering a renovation, we can provide you with a result that improves your property value as well as your family's well-being. Our team will work closely with you to create a customized remodel that meets your needs and surprises you with its cosmetic, functional, and personal benefits.
Schedule a consultation with us via (469) 774-1777 and take the first step towards creating a healthier and happier home environment.