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Home Alterations to Protect Yourself and Your Belongings

Sunday, August 5, 2018

As the old saying goes, home is where the heart is, and this rings true on various levels. Not only is it the place where we ourselves reside, but it’s where we keep all of the things that are near and dear to us. So, it’s not all too surprising that we want to ensure that our property is safe and secure for both ourselves and our personal possessions. Here are just a few different home alterations that you can carry out to achieve this goal!

 

Protecting Yourself

Your first priority should be ensuring that you are safe and content in your home. While potential threats to your health and wellbeing in your property may not be immediately clear, it’s important that you are aware of them and know how to combat them!

 

Improved Ventilation

The air we breathe in has an impact on our physical health and wellbeing. Now, most studies concerning air quality tend to focus on how burnt fossil fuels and other pollutants affect the environment and the Earth’s atmosphere. While this is extremely important (after all, if we destroy the planet that we live on, we cannot be sure what will happen to us), we should also focus on the more immediate effects of air pollution on our individual wellbeing. Numerous studies conducted by scientists and medical professionals have found that as well as negatively affecting the atmosphere, air pollution takes its toll on our bodies. In fact, taking in low quality air can increase your chances of developing asthma and other respiratory conditions. This is why individuals in cities are more likely to suffer from these health issues, as there is more pollution present. So what has this got to do with home renovations? Well, proper ventilation can greatly improve the air quality in your home. Remember that you spend around 80% of your time indoors and a lot of this time is spent in your home. You only want to be breathing in the purest and freshest air possible. So say goodbye to stale, humid, contaminated air and have a ventilation system installed as soon as possible.

 

Protecting Your Belongings

Once you are sure that you are safe and sound in your home, you should ensure that your property itself and its contents are safe too!

 

A Garage or a Carport

While your home may well be the biggest financial you make in your lifetime, your car is likely to be second on this list. So, you’re going to want to make sure that it is kept safe and in good nick at all times. Now, there are two ways to go about achieving this. The first is to have a garage built. This will provide you with a safe space to park your vehicle in and somewhere for you to shut it away whenever it is not in use. Your second option is to look into carports design. A carport is a shelter that you can park your vehicle under. It will protect your set of wheels from the elements, while ensuring you can easily access your vehicle at any time.

 

CCTV Systems

CCTV is a brilliant option for those who want a full record of activity outside of their property. Installing CCTV on your home’s exterior not only wards off trespassers, but will identify those who do try their luck and continue unfazed by the camera's presence. The protection provided by CCTV can also extend from your property to possessions that remain outside, like vehicles. If any damage is caused, you will have a clear image of the person at fault and can then pursue prosecution or compensation with solid evidence at hand.