Allergens can affect your family year-round. However, during the fall and winter months, everyone’s allergies can get much worse. This is the reason why making sure your custom home is allergy-proof is so essential. So what preparations shall you make in designing your custom home to ensure it meets all the standards of an allergy safe home? Let’s find out together.
In the Bedroom
First, let’s start in the bedroom. The bed and bedding should be covered with dust mite proof covers. All sheets, pillowcases, and blankets should be washed once a week in hot water as well. Don’t forget to include the comforters as well!
Next, choose the right floors for the bedroom – go with hardwood floors or linoleum flooring and not carpet. Since you have control over the design choices in your custom home during the construction phases, choose the alternatives instead of typical designs, for example, hardwood instead of carpet. Make sure that your blinds and curtains are washable.
Windows and furnishings need to be kept clean of dust, dirt, mold, and condensation. Dispose of clutter and don’t allow it to build up. Finally, change out the air filter in the HVAC system. Talk to your custom home construction partner on how the HVAC should work in allergy safe homes.
In the Living Room
Now let’s look at some suggestions for living rooms in allergy-safe homes. Follow the same recommendations as in the bedroom for the windows, flooring, and furniture. Move potted plants to another place in the house or use aquarium gravel to help slow down mold growth. Incorporate natural-gas-powered fireplaces instead of wood-burning fireplaces to avoid reactions to smoke and other fumes in your home.
In the Kitchen
The kitchen can quickly fill up with dirty dishes, trash, and other refuse that can aggravate allergies. In allergy safe homes, the kitchen is going to be the place where you will need to pay the most attention to upkeep and maintenance needs. Install a vented exhaust fan over the stove instead of choosing a furnace without this feature. Wash the dishes every day, and wipe down the sink and faucets. Scrub down the fridge to remove foul odors and lingering stains that can make it challenging to get into the refrigerator and retrieve something. Use detergent and water to clean all cabinets and counters. Speak to your custom home partner to find out which building materials do the best job of resisting common allergens found around the house.
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