Sustainable Living Ideas for an Eco-Friendly Apartment Space in Cochin
Taking time to revitalize our tired minds and bodies is what many of us wish to do. But, how comfortable do you feel relaxed at home? Nowadays, most of us live in apartments, especially in Cochin are not designed as living spaces that respect the environment. The quality of the air is being affected by the actions of organized factories and toxic gases from industries. What’s happening in the exterior is out of your control, but indoor air quality is something you certainly can control. Making your space free from outside pollution is of high priority and so is it important for everyone to be environmentally aware to breathe freely and comfortably.
Turning your apartment space into eco-friendly place doesn’t require a large outlay. There are cost effective ways to keep your living space safeguarded from the clutches of pollution and to maintain a positive atmosphere. And if you decide on planning a ‘sustainable build’, you will be able to improve the quality of life quite significantly. We will look into some of the great benefits of building an eco-conscious and sustainable home.
- Healthy indoor environment
- Low maintenance and operation cost
- Improve living conditions
- Highly-improved air quality
- High property value
- Net temperature moderation
Keeping these benefits in mind, we have rounded up a list of the easiest eco-friendly décor ideas for your home.
1. Add indoor friendly plants to your space
Plants are known to mend our mood and bring a positive energy into your living spaces. Studies show that they are extremely effective to fight against the increasing levels of air pollution and are connected to your overall health.
The emissions from the factory drive up levels of Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and we all know these carbon emissions are being absorbed by plants. Yes, they absorb potentially harmful gases or toxic chemicals released by factories and synthetic products and thus clean the air, and if you place indoor plants, the air in your space is being naturally purified.
And when you consider keeping a plant, choose plants that are indoor friendly and at the same time adds beauty. Also, consider plants that are best in air-purifying helping you to fight allergies and improve your sleep. Anthurium Andraeanum, Scindapsus, Nephrolepis, Bamboo Palm, Tulsi etc. are some of them to consider grow in your space to have a better health and cleaner air. If you already have a plant in your room, well, you probably can think of adding one too.
2. Stop the usage of Plastics
According to the research, plastics may leach toxic chemicals when scratched or heated. Research also suggests that some of these chemicals may cause serious health issues at certain exposure levels.
Because nowadays plastic is literally everywhere, avoiding the use of plastic can seem challenging, but it has become increasingly easier to find alternatives for items such as plastic bottles and plastic packaging. Invest in glassware or reusable silverware so that you don’t need to worry about purchasing temporary plastics.
Remember, every step that you take to get rid of plastic create an eco-friendly environment in your living space which can have a positive impact on your health.
3. Opt for Bamboo Furniture’s
If it is the eco-friendly way you wish to go with, then it is advised to use bamboo for the furniture’s. It is an ideal alternative to wood as it possesses more strength and resilience to weather conditions. It doesn’t even break or damage easily making it an ideal construction material. Bamboo swings and chairs are very popular which also add beauty to your living space.
Bamboo is also used in window blinds, flooring, etc. which will add a contemporary look to your apartment.
4. Invest in Good Ventilation
One of the efficient ways to attain sustainability in an urban environment is through a good ventilation. There are energy efficient windows with its open design encourages stack ventilation. The automatic opening of the windows will help reduce the need for air-conditioning. You need to invest in such a good ventilation system for an eco-friendly way to sustainability.
Keep windows closed during the day unless it is winter season. It is advised to ventilate your home either at night or with fans during day time. Simply opening windows without turning on fans may let in unwanted humidity and heat.
5. Look into the possibility of adding a Rain Water Harvesting Plant
As we know, scarcity of water resources is increasing day by day and proper management of water is essential. Rainwater harvesting has become increasingly practical nowadays, which is already being used in flats and apartments that are highly facing the water scarcity issue.
The implementation of a rainwater harvesting plant many not that simple though, but your builders definitely can help you with this. Rooftop rainwater harvesting is the best for apartments. If the roof area is large, a good amount of water can be collected. Work with your residents and your builders and get started as early as possible. You can even form an association for implementing a rainwater harvesting system in the apartment.
Let us look into some of the benefits of this eco-friendly idea for apartments:
- Reduce water consumption by as much as 40%
- Saves money on water bills
- Diminishes the usage of portable water for several purposes
- No need to depend on water timings
- Can easily water your indoor plants
All of the above eco-friendly ideas can help to build a comfortable and functional living space in the most economical way possible. And if you are into choosing the best builder, look for the one that offers the residents the opportunity to lead an eco-friendlier lifestyle in its apartments.
Out of the concern for healthy living of the residents, Veegaland Developers have been focusing on constructing the best in eco-conscious or environmentally friendly buildings with a commitment to sustainability.