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Building a Healthy House

healthy-home-for-the-familyBuilding a home is not just about the form and building materials, but also a design that supports healthy living.

One of the qualities that are very important in building a house is the house should be healthy! Outside of the pursuit of quality of health of interest or application materials you have the latest products on a house. This is the most basic question that must be met.

A healthy home is a home design that supports the health of its inhabitants. The house is quite open, flexible, and easily maintained. The material used is free from harmful chemicals. Children and parents can access easily and safely to various places in the house.

Of course there are still a number of other requirements. Some are practically presented here, and can be a point in the planning of your home.

Natural lighting

Natural lighting coming from the sun. Light will illuminate and give warmth previously dark corners. Thus preventing damp room. Sunlight can kill 80% bacteria and germs that could potentially grow.

Plug the opening of doors, windows, bouvelicht, or vent. The percentage of openings in the ideal home is 10% -20% of floor space.

The location of openings should be adjusted to the room in need of natural light. Also, sync with the direction of the beam so that he can enter through openings that we make.

Air Circulation

Smooth circulation of air makes the air inside the house cooler and healthier. Easy exchange of air, oxygen and carbon dioxide levels balanced. Keep the ceiling is not too low. Hot air under the roof will be easy on the body, if the ceiling is too low. Minimum ceiling height is 3m from the floor. That way, the temperatures at the top is not easy on the body.

You can also request made under the cavity or hole in the roof. Height ranges from 10cm-20cm in length which can be adjusted to the size of the roof beams. This will make the air cavity under the hot roof, easily exchanged with a new air cooler.

Water Supply

At least, every one occupant requires 60 liters of clean water per day. To ensure the provision of water, a house requires a water storage tank (reservoir).

Making water wells must have a sufficient distance from the septic tank hole. Minimal is 3m. If less, it is feared choli bacteria from septic tanks will seep into water wells clean.

Waste Water Channels

A healthy home is also characterized by a good sewer. Waste bias comes from the kitchen, bathroom, service area. Consider the following.

  • Installation of pipe bends should be minimal in order to smooth the flow of waste water flows.
  • The slope of the discharge pipe from the source to roil the city is 70 degrees. Degrees that will make waste water flowing lancer.
  • Use a trap for the goose neck pipe under the sink and the sink so that the insects caught and prevent the musty odor.
  • Replace the bathtub control in the range 4m distance between one another.
  • Channel effluent wastewater from toilets to be made separately and distributed only to the septic tank.

Walls and floor are dry

Moisture may occur in the walls and floors. This will create a room that tends to wet and become a source of breeding of germs.

You can apply the tiles. Ceramics is a type of waterproof material. Floor or wall to be easily dried.

The walls are attached to the wall of a neighbor’s house will generally moist. Between the two walls with water-resistant materials (waterproofing) before it is closed ceramics.

Garbage disposal

Make sure that in making the design of the house there is adequate landfills. Bins should be sufficient to accommodate the amount of garbage daily. There is a cover, and have holes for drainage if the trash was cleaned.

Wells penetrating

Clean water is increasingly difficult to obtain. Meanwhile, we often let the rain water flushing into the city line. You can ask the architect of your home to provide rain water wells in your yard. A minimum by making a biopori hole.

Some things about the above you can discuss with the architect. Once the stage was built there to always care for and maintain the cleanliness of the house. All this will make your stay more calm. Living comfortably with the family for a long time.

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Exterior and Garden

Aligning Minimalist Home and Garden

Minimalist gardenThis year is a year for ‘home’ and gardens ‘minimalist’ is compact, stylish, and practically became a favorite choice of the consumer’s house, which is apt to be read by the property developer. Various minimalisthome products offered and sold as a new symbol of cosmopolitansociety, which is a reflection of the way of living, thinking, and working urban society the very practical, lightweight, efficient, andmanagement simplicity.

The house and garden is a reinterpretation of the social culture, nature and place of residence life. Home is where we rest shelter, socializing, family, and worship. Garden is a reflection of natural energy, and energy is the source of life. So, if the house and garden was designed as a harmonious whole will give life energy to the occupants.

Minimalist concept of home and garden dedicated to increasing the value of an entire room (exterior and interior) by reducing the excess of everything in the room. Minimalist lifestyle philosophy represents a practical, dynamic, concise, effective, and efficient, which is applied in all aspects of life including house building architecture, interior space and exterior gardens. Collaboration minimalist house and garden became the medium of communication between architecture and landscape with a form of contrast, hard-soft, rigid-soft, dead-alive, geometric, dynamic, and between man-made (cultural) and nature.

Minimalist eliminate saturation with the use of decorative ornaments, knick-knacks accessories. Character and quality of spaces created is determined by the existence of space itself, not by the furniture and knick-knacks accessories in it. Space becomes felt relieved (empty, immortality, meditative atmosphere) according to the primary needs of residents, to optimize the circulation of healthy fresh air, and lighting is abundant sunshine (rich colors).

Natural lighting from windows, doors, transparent walls (stained glass, glassblock), or skylights, shade trees, plants and composition of pavement, the right will bring the shadow objects from sunlight reflected off the walls as a natural aesthetic separate elements. While the game is very artistic lighting the lamp, both spotlights, light plant, up to the chandelier with geometric shapes, is able to liven up the evening.

It should be understood, the concept of Western and Eastern minimalism is somewhat different. Western minimalist concept of rational functional tend to put more emphasis on the function of space and material honesty of expression. While the concept of minimalism is very Eastern-influenced philosophy of Zen Buddhism that emphasizes simplicity, harmony, efficient, and effective, and symbolizes the emptiness and silence (spiritual values​​) for each space created clear, plain, and clear, so the space can be lived greatness of the Creator. Being a minimalist nature.

Geometric patterns, proportionate, effective, efficient, neutral colors, and natural (the impression of relief and field), pure colors (primary), the representation of nature (plants, contour shape, the element of water), raw material without excessive finishing (the impression of quiet, gentle , pure, holy, innocent), texture, and contrast. Quality home and garden design, space, and the completion of the structure must be getting better.

Form of a straightforward design, plain, simple, uncomplicated, compact, space-effective and efficient. Blocking mass, materials, lighting, repetition, circulation compact, multifunctional space and sequential optimization. Value minimalist beauty of the house and garden ornaments and objects do not rely on artificial, but more meaningful to an honesty of form, function, and dedication that created spaces.

Home and garden minimalist arrangement requires a harmonious overall look, a combination of hard materials (concrete, stone, pebbles, gravel, sand), the physical structure of buildings and exotic plants, exotic colors, as well as supporting elements (lights, pond, benches, statues , furniture). Minimalism requires the alignment of materials, shapes, colors, and textures with the impression conveyed to the warm, intimate, romantic, natural, or futuristic. Monochromatic color game with themes such as grading the two primary colors create the spatial unity between house and garden.

Use of building materials (house and garden) minimalism is not necessarily expensive. Use simple materials (a strong element of simplicity) rather than a luxury with expensive materials, and natural materials (the elements of harmony with nature). Exposure to the dominance of material (soft and hard) will produce certain effects that different. Design and calculation of the detailed structure can save the use of materials with the results of building a house and garden optimum artistic look.

Arrangement of furniture requires regularity, where all objects are located at regular positions respectively. The room filled with furniture that is highly efficient and functional course. Furniture chosen only really needed, not a decorative element, if possible multifunctional. Room was clean and seemed relieved. Furniture interior and exterior with geometric shapes aims to maximize use of space, there is no gap or space left to die.

Parks play an important role include the beauty and harmony of nature into the building and unite with the surrounding natural environment. Park as a dynamic live objects instead give spirit to the minimalist home that often seem cold and stiff.

The fence is designed to strengthen the impression of a minimalist home of textured concrete (horizontal / vertical), or betel leaf walls (pieces of stone be nested), which was becoming a trend, until the hedges soften the stiffness of the building.

The presence of the water element in the form of geometric pool and a tranquil water, waterfall, or water spray (fog effect) brings stillness and coolness of the space and audience space.

Minimalist house and garden, they must collaborate to form the order of outer space, buildings, and space in a balanced (yin), interwoven with each other in harmony, and not dominate the other. The division of space is very efficient, functional, and clear hierarchy, and reduce (reduce) the various needs of the space that is not important.

Occupants and visitors can easily recognize the functions of space. Space seemed to flow from the front yard, front porch, crawl spaces each, up to the back porch. Dining room, living room and kitchen which are interconnected to have the regularity, continuity and harmony between space design.

Aligning the house and garden of minimalist means to bring a home environment calm and soothing.

 

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Cut flowers, Merry Feast Atmosphere

In the special moments as Lebaran, in addition to doing a little renovation of the house, would need to also beautify the living room with colorful cut flowers. Types of cut flowers sold during Lebaran, among others, rose, tuberose, carnations, carnation, chrysanthemum, daisy, and dahlia.

To get a good cut flowers and make it last longer, there are a few tips you can try at home:

Choose flowers that bloom or bud is showing color. If you want durable, choose flowers that are still buds. Flowers are generally packaged in paper or plastic cone. Choose makhota closed cone, as protected and not easily fall.

Flowers that have both a clean and upright stems. A healthy interest also has a healthy leaf, and free from insects and disease.

Before it is placed in a vase, clear flower stems, discard the leaves are withered, and mucus attached to the petals.

Cut flower stems diagonally with a sharp knife or shears to avoid damaging the flower stem tissue. If the stem is damaged, then the absorption of water and flowers can cepet ugly foul.

To prevent air bubbles trapped in the stem, cut the flower stems under running water or when soaked. This will make the flowers last longer.

Prepare a pot and enough water. Enter into a vase of cut flowers to the stem, not to participate submerged leaves.

Put two drops of bleach to one quart of water to reduce the growth of bacteria and a piece of charcoal to help purify the water.

In order for long-lasting flowers, place flowers in containers that are clean and free of bacteria, which can clog the circulation of nutrients and water. Pots should be cleaned with a mild solution of Clorox before or after use.

Change the water every day on a regular basis. Check the bottom of the shaft, when visible signs of decay, the rot is cut into sections about 1 cm.

Avoid flowers out of direct sunlight. If the flowers on display in the room air-cooled, place the flowers in the open for some time on a regular basis, in order to keep fresh flowers. Because the air conditioning can make the flowers dry faster.

Flowers also need clean air, so it should be placed in a well ventilated environment. Keep the interest of local pollution or cigarette smoke, because it will reduce the beauty and freshness.

Warm water can make flowers bloom quickly. While cold temperatures slow the development and make the series last longer. But keep in mind, water, excessive heat or cold can cause damage to crops.

 

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Home Improvement

8 Basement Remodeling Essentials

Basements

One of the easiest ways to “add a new room or rooms” to your home is to better utilize the space you already have. Most basements are dark areas where we store seasonal decorations, old toys, sporting equipment and anything else not used on a regular basis.

But, perhaps it is time you reconsider how you use your basement? Basement finishing is a cost-effective way to greatly expand your home’s living space. Suddenly you could have a guest room, a children’s play room, a home office, a recreation room—the possibilities are only limited by your imagination.

Below are eight easy steps to basement finishing.

1. Solve Basement Water Problems First

Even if your basement rarely has problems with dampness or flooding, it’s best to solve the problem completely before beginning any remodeling work. A finished basement is only as good as the thoughts behind it and the quality of work that made it.

Permanent solutions can take time to implement. A good place to start is to talk to an independent home inspector who specializes in basement or foundation waterproofing problems.

2. Decide on the Best Use of Your Basement

Consider using the space for activities for which typical basement characteristics offer natural advantages.

The lack of light is useful when setting up a home theater or a dark room. The isolation helps create a sound break for a play area, a teenager’s hangout or a place to practice a musical instrument.

Also, in basements, there is usually ready access to things like water lines and heating and cooling ducts. This makes adding a bath easier than it would be elsewhere in the house.

3. Get Help with Your Basement Design

While your basement may not be much to look at now, you’ll want to end up with quality living space when the project is complete. An architect or interior designer can help you get the most out of the space. A little forethought and careful planning now can help you create a space that is attractive, comfortable and useful.

 

4. Pay Attention to Air Circulation

When your home was first built, the odds are that there were few if any registers or vents installed in the basement. When you remodel your basement, you need to think about the need for good air circulation, adding openings where necessary.

You’ll also have to include a return air duct, but it’s important that it be located far from the furnace. Otherwise, it may suck dangerous furnace exhaust fumes back into the house.

To be on the safe side, install a carbon monoxide detector in your basement so that you’ll have an early warning of any problems with the venting of the furnace or any other major appliances.

5. Maximize Your Basement’s Natural Light

For many reasons, you’ll probably want to add more light in your basement. If parts of the basement extend above the ground, you can add new windows or enlarge existing ones. If that isn’t possible, another option is to dig window wells. Window wells can increase the odds of water problems, so it’s a good idea to build ones with waterproof covers.

Another advantage of enlarged windows is that they provide alternative escape routes in case of fire. One concern that some people have about basement windows is that they provide thieves with ideal access to the home. One way to mitigate that risk is to install glass bricks (rather than conventional windows) at high-risk locations.

Maximize the effect of regular windows by mounting some windows in the interior walls between rooms that open pathways for natural light to reach interior rooms.

6. Make Creative Use of Artificial Light

Typically, basement ceilings are low, creating the feeling that you’re in a cave. To offset this, use indirect lighting that splashes large pools of light on the ceiling. This will open up the space and make rooms appear higher than they are.

A mix of this up-lighting and traditional recessed lighting will give you the flexibility you need to create a variety of lighting moods.

Mirrors, mounted on the walls or even ceilings, can also amplify and reinforce lighting effects.

7. Insulate Your Basement Well

Proper insulation is critical to creating a comfortable, dry basement.

Besides keeping out the cold, basement insulation prevents condensation. The ground stays cool year round. It in turn keeps basement walls cool. When the warmer air in the room comes in contact with all those cool walls, it has to give up some of its moisture in the form of condensation.

Condensation is, in fact, the primary source of the moisture that causes mold and mildew problems in basements. Effective insulation separates the warm air of the room from the cool walls, thereby preventing the moisture problems that stem from condensation.

8. Select Practical Furnishings

Use plush carpets and drapes sparingly, if at all. Surfaces that don’t absorb moisture are best. Also, be careful about storing clothes, linens and books in a basement.

For floors, area rugs are ideal because they can be removed, cleaned and dried. If you must have wall-to-wall carpeting, consider a low pile commercial or indoor/outdoor type.

If you pay attention to details, there is no reason why you can’t create high value, high comfort living space in a basement. Properly finishing a basement only costs a fraction of what it costs to build an addition. That means you’ll have more money in your pocket for the next big home improvement project on your list!

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Houses Eco Friendly / Environmentally Friendly

small house healthyAs the scarcity of gas and oil in the world, prompting many people to innovate to create quality products that are environmentally friendly, economical and efficient. Also the effects of global warming that threatens the world more real, we are required to care for the environment, taking advantage of those things are easily available around us to be of huge benefit.

Switch to environmentally friendly things like this, can produce energy and technology systems that berfariasi. In addition to providing a major contribution to the environment, by utilizing environmentally friendly technologies will suppress / reduce your bill every month bills, and provide more value to the property / your house.

Alternative energy that can be selected, we divide into 3 groups:

Renewable Energy

The energy can be obtained from nature such as: Solar Energy, Wind Energy. Products that can be used such as: Solar Panels, Heat Pumps, Wind Turbins.

Efficient Heating

Natural heat energy can be produced from natural ingredients or products are top quality products such as underfloor Heating, Efficient Boilers, Twin Coil Cilinders.

Water Conservation

Maximum water use and efficient. Product quality products such as rainwater Harvester, Dual Flush WC’s, Ecoplay Water Recycling.

In the application of eco friendly home, many examples of productsin the market that can be used such as:

  • Solar Panels for water heating, electric lights / electronic devices, etc..
  • The roof of a house of glass for natural lighting.
  • Windows of wood with coated gauze, at night it will feel cool air from outside and the mosquitoes can not enter.
  • Landfills separate into 2, for plastic and organic waste.
  • Houses without paint, utilizing the natural color of brick.
  • Floors of wood, from natural stone, stone.

Lots of ideas and creativity to build eco friendly houses. Dumah you will be more comfortable when these ideas to build a house combined with the concept of beautiful homes and home technology. Congratulations to build your family dream home.