An Ideal House – How Should This Mean To You
By Michael Sta. Ana
When you hear the word “Ideal”, there must be a clearer and a bigger picture that usually pops up in your mind—whether this is something that you want to achieve or might be dreaming about. This may sound subjective though—what’s “ideal” for you might not sound right for others.
This time, we’ll think about the objective part more as we tackle a specific topic—your ideal house. You might say, “Ahh, I already know what you are about to discuss here”. And yeah, you start to imagine how this should look like. But I’m concerned because you might be missing some things that are very important.
A house is the physical foundation of a healthy family life; thus, one must put in his greatest efforts in achieving what should be the “ideal”. In this article, I came up with some relevant factors that you might consider in buying or building your ideal house.
An ideal house should have enough space to promote good health and well-being
Due to the country’s problem with overpopulation and overcrowding, this factor has sometimes been overlooked by house owners and house finders. In lieu of the city life, they might end up choosing a dwelling place that could be affordable yet provide a small space for the family to move around. Inadequate living space commonly results to poor ventilation (that may speed up the transmission of communicable disease), inadequate lighting, increased indoor heat, and increased humidity that can trigger the growth of molds that can be harmful to the family’s health.
An ideal house should be safe and accident free
Secondary to health promotion, safety regulations and standards should also be considered in building a house. A house that is poorly designed and constructed may result in accidents like slips and falls, burns and scalds and even drowning and electric shock.
An ideal house should be away from environmental hazards and pollutants
Houses that are built near factories, industrial plants and near a busy road can also be a threat to the residence’s respiratory health. The toxic combustion from these environmental pollutant contributors that one might inhale can result in many cardiopulmonary diseases like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary diseases (COPD), heart ailments and even cancer.
Houses that are built near contaminated rivers, lakes or any location which has a poor water sanitation system can also be hazardous. An individual can be at risk for any waterborne diseases like typhoid fever, dysentery, and diarrhea.
An ideal house should be equipped with amenities that promote growth and normal family life
An ideal house should not only provide a place where the family can sleep or eat. It should also include a room for social activities and recreation. A living room to receive guests and a room dedicated for family gatherings and activities could be excellent. A house with a garden where you can grow some vegetables, fruit trees and flowering plants can also be a great source of relaxation against the stress of day-to-day living.
An ideal house should always have a stable sense of privacy and security
A house that is situated within or near a place that harassment and crime rates are high, can be mentally and emotionally traumatic for both women and children. If a house in case is not located inside an exclusive village that is guarded by a strict security system, it should somehow be situated within a neighborhood that has a good community record when it comes to maintaining safety and security within the area.
A house which lacks privacy can also be stressful. In living conditions where some facilities are meant to be shared with strangers (e.g. public bathrooms) can be disrupting and very uncomfortable too.
Finding an ideal house to build an ideal family can be so hard; however, it’s going to be more complicated when these factors are not being taken into consideration. Real estate companies are now becoming more concerned about how should an ideal dwelling place must look like. For an instance, here in Baguio City, Real Estate Baguio focuses more about their costumers’ housing needs, making sure that all these factors are not being neglected. They visualize a happy home for each customer that they are serving, while focusing to their mission of providing the best choices of houses that are available.
Some of the great, affordable, ideal houses that are available here in Baguio City
Baguio City is one of the Philippines’ most ideal places to live in. And Real Estate Baguio could be your best guide in finding and building your dream house here.
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