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Change Things Up at Home and Improve Your Wellness

We’ve spent more time than ever in our homes over the last year, but unfortunately, the space we look to as a place of respite doesn’t always improve our well-being. Sometimes, living in your own home can make you sick. If you’re tired of feeling less-than-well under your own roof, the following suggestions presented by Force Fitness can improve your environment and quality of life.

Pay Attention to Trends

Before you start making any changes to your property, it’s important to do some research into home trends — especially if you intend to sell your home. While some projects can easily help boost your property’s value, others can cause that value to drop, which is the last thing you want when you’re looking to sell. In fact, you may want to focus on projects that can help maximize your property’s potential when it’s time to sell.

Remove Old Carpet to Reduce Allergens

If you’re currently living in a home with old carpet, swapping it out for new carpet or, better yet, hard floors, can make a big difference. Carpet tends to hold on to allergens, including fungi, pet dander, and dust mites, according to research published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public health. Further, no amount of vacuuming can completely pull all the dust out of the carpet. And the thicker the rug, the harder it is to get clean.

Wood flooring is easier to maintain and clean than carpeting, and adding hardwood to your home can even increase its value, but you’ll have to be prepared for some up-front costs. Installation typically ranges anywhere from $3 to $10 per square foot, but a lot will depend on which type of wood you use.