Your home, finally, healthier and more sustainable, so that you and your family gain in well-being.
Get inspired by these ideas and tips to have a house that provides you with all the well-being you need to live your day to day happier.
In upholstery, look for the Made in Green seal, which guarantees its production without substances harmful to health, and in whose production the environment and the rights of workers are respected.
Enjoying the views or the landscape without feeling cold or hot inside, is only possible with good, watertight, double glazing and with an intermediate air chamber that, in addition, saves heating and air conditioning. Climalit Plus glasses, with Planitherm reinforced thermal insulation, retain heat indoors in winter and, in summer, prevent it from entering.
DECORATION AND COLOR THERAPY
Colors influence mood and feelings: they can stress and they can calm. It is recommended not to use more than three different colors in the same room. In the photo, the Natural White collection , by Bruguer.
A house with poor insulation loses 30% of heat through the roof, according to Rockwool, a manufacturer of rock wool, an insulating material used in construction, to achieve indoor comfort and savings in heating and air conditioning.
FRESH AND CLEAN AIR
You only need ten minutes to ventilate the interior, even better if you open the windows at opposite ends of the house. If you are going to put a split wall unit —the one in the photo is from Mitsubishi Electric—, the most ecological ones incorporate Inverter technology and act as air purifiers.
For bedding, in contact with your skin, choose organic cotton, since synthetic fabrics amplify the electromagnetic fields that surround our body.
PLANTS CLEAN THE AIR
Do not forget to fill your house with plants, in addition to having a great decorative power, thanks to photosynthesis they will clean the air in your house. And if you bet on handmade supports like these environmentally friendly wall planters, you will win twice.
It is enough to leave a tap open for a minute to send 20 liters of water to the drain. And a faulty tap, which loses a drop per second, is 30 liters a day.
Solutions? Turn off the tap when you don’t need it, repair leaks right away and install thermostatic taps, double flush toilets.
FURNITURE WITH FOREST CERTIFICATE
The BAR 332 weather station, from Oregon, is activated by solar energy and in addition to the weather forecast function and to give the interior and exterior temperatures, it is an alarm clock.
Many wooden floors, such as these from the Karelia firm (from € 71 / m2), and now also some laminates, such as Egger’s with DPR technology, have FSC or PEFC certificates; both guarantee the consumer that the product comes from a sustainably managed forest.
THE DURABILITY OF FURNITURE
The use of quality materials guarantees a longer useful life of the furniture. The Xuxa chair , by Capdell, is made of recyclable polypropylene (€ 130); and the bed, made of Flexa, made of solid Nordic pine that, before reaching the stores, passes several tests to guarantee its resistance (€ 334).
MORE THAN PAINT
In addition to decorating, ClimaSano , by Beissier, eliminates odors and cleans the air, because it reduces the presence of harmful substances, such as aldehydes, dust and spores, among others. It is odorless and there are more than 80 colors to choose from.
Look at the energy efficiency label on the next appliance you buy. If it’s Class A, like the Aqualtis washing machine from Hotpoint-Ariston (€ 528.56 at Amazon), you’ll use less energy.