Creating a hypoallergenic home is the first step to comfortable and healthy living. This is especially important for those people who suffer from some kind of condition that affects the respiratory system such as asthma. Having clean and fresh air in your home can considerably alleviate your asthma symptoms. Accumulation of allergens such as dust particles and pollen inside you home is the main reason for poor air quality. Such allergens can lead to coughing, sneezing and shortness of breath even to people who don’t have asthma or other kind of respiratory problems. Window treatments are the elements that can easily allow the accumulation of dust particles, pollen and other allergens. Therefore, getting rid of your curtains or blinds that get dirty easily and are difficult to clean is the first step to creating a heather living environment for your family.
Durable, easy to clean and practical are the main features to look out for in window treatments that would help make your home a healthier living environment. There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing the perfect ones for your needs. Avoid heavy drapes that are like magnets for dust particles, instead opt for lightweight materials that won’t attract and hold pollen and dust. Small-slatted blinds trap the dust inside and are very difficult to clean, therefore the ideal choice for your windows would be shutters or blinds with bigger slats that are very easy to wipe down with a wet cloth.
The material is the most important factor to keep in mind when choosing allergy-resistant window treatments. Materials like organic hemp and cotton are not only great for the environment, but also don’t include any toxic dyes or chemicals. While treatments made from fabrics can still trap dust and other allergens blinds made from wood such as timber are less likely to accumulate dust particles and are the easiest to clean. But, wooden blinds are often quite expensive and are prone to fading when exposed to direct sunlight. The good news is that there is an affordable alternative to these that delivers the same quality and elegance of natural wood- Visionwood Venetians.
These blinds are made from top quality polymers and high impacted polystyrene which are materials that are highly resistant to moisture. This makes them the perfect choice for such areas in your home as the bathroom, kitchen and laundry room. But, what makes Visionwood Venetians the perfect window coverings for those who suffer from allergies are their anti-fugal and anti-static properties. Another great advantage is that these blinds are UV resistant and won’t fade as easily as timber blinds. Venetians are available in many different colours and you can have them custom made to perfectly match the size of your windows and complement your interior design.