Rain Check: Condo Renovation Tips for Typhoon Season
Typhoon season has once again begun. Living in a country that is vulnerable to heavy floods may damage your home. However, it’s easy to care less if you’re living in a condo. Making you think you feel exempted from the flood due to your home’s elevated location. Hate to break it to you but even an elevated location won’t make you entirely safe from a storm surge. Proper condo renovation is the answer in preparing your place for any season.
You’re probably thinking that why should you renovate your home just because of a typhoon? In this article, Tokyo Grand Renovation will discuss that these condo renovation plans will not only save you up for the rainy days but for any day.
CREATE A MUDROOM
There are countless benefits of having a mudroom, but before we get into that, let us define what a mudroom is. Consider the mudroom a buffer area, a transition from outside to inside. Shoes can be placed in cubbies before they track dirt, umbrellas can be put away, and jackets or beach bags hung. The outside comes off before you fully transition to the interior of the house. Mudrooms are usually placed beside the main entrance (usually in apartments) or sometimes by the kitchen.
The mudroom isn’t just for your shoes and clothes. You can also tailor it to have some racks for your bags or even baskets for your groceries so you can properly sanitize the products you brought from the outside. Since having a mudroom is functional yet a bit tedious to build, a planned condo renovation will suffice to a limited space home like an apartment.
PREVENT THE GROWTH OF MOLD AND BACTERIA
During this season it might feel like you will forget what a non-humid day is like. When there is a lot of moisture in the air for a prolonged period of time, mold and bacteria will thrive. Being aware of this and taking proactive measures to stop any ingress of mold/bacteria will help keep you sane and also can possibly save you money on a condo renovation.
One common area for mold to grow is around windows. The most effective way to prevent this is to keep your apartment dry through using the dehumidify setting on your air conditioner (or with a dehumidifier appliance). This and wiping any condensation from the nooks and crannies around your window will help make sure that mold doesn’t have the moisture it needs to grow.
As our homes take most of the beating when the rainy season has come to full force. Rain is responsible for major home construction fees. A few simple home renovations will surely do the job.
INVEST ON YOUR BALCONY’S SET UP
The typical apartment balcony has a concrete floor that is devoid of personality. Fortunately, with proper condo renovation, you can make your balcony homey and damage-free from the effects of a typhoon. If your balcony is exposed, you have a variety of choices to cover it, from awnings to lean-tos to full-roof covers.
Another concern is the balcony furniture. The good news is, some types of outdoor furniture can stay outside all year. According to The Spruce, here’s what to keep in mind when shopping for weatherproof furniture:
- Wood: Furniture made of teak, cedar, or redwood is naturally rot-resistant. Treating items made from these materials with waterproof sealer will enhance their weather-resistant properties and prevent graying of the wood.
- Synthetic wicker: Faux wicker typically is made with weatherproof polypropylene, which is a type of plastic that stands up to moisture and extreme temperatures.
- Furniture covers: When you are not using your balcony, water-repellent covers will help to protect your outdoor furniture year-round.
Having your home protected on any type of weather is essential. Remember to talk to professionals to lessen the pain of future renovation and unforeseen repairs.
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