Wood has plenty of benefits in the home, even improving your mood.
Wood is quickly becoming one of the most popular choices of material for homeowners looking to renovate. As many of us start looking to more environmentally friendly ways of living, sustainably sourced wood is a great way to refresh the look of your home without increasing your carbon footprint. But there are even more benefits to wood – did you know it can actually be good for your mental health?
Helping your mood
Research has shown that a reduction of man-made materials lowers your anxiety and stress levels when you’re at home. Wood in the home has a similar effect to being in nature, with a calming effect caused by wood causing a feeling of being close to nature, warmth, and homeliness.
Lowering your carbon footprint
This isn’t the only benefit of wood. When taken from sustainable sources, wood has less of an effect on the environment. It’s one of the most naturally renewable sources of energy, and with forests in Europe growing by 661,000 hectares every year, we won’t be running out any time soon. It also absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, again lowering the carbon footprint.
Since it lasts so long, it’s also great for recycling. If you use recycled wood, your carbon footprint will be even lower, with current natural timber being preserved for use elsewhere. Using recycled wood has another great benefit – reclaimed wood furniture has plenty of character with an authentic rustic look that you can only get from time-worn wood.
There’s little waste produced by wood products, and any waste that is produced is completely biodegradable, meaning that it eventually decomposes back into the earth.
Wood is a durable, strong material that will last for plenty of years in your home. Although how long it will last is dependent on the location in your home, the treatment it’s had and the type of wood it is, any wood in general will be one of the longest-lasting materials you can use.
It’s also great at retaining heat, up to seven times more than ceramic. As the wood absorbs heat, it creates a naturally warmer home, saving you money on your heating bills and reducing your energy usage.
Find the perfect wood furniture at PH Gammons
If you’re looking for sustainably sourced wood furniture to improve the look of your home and your mood, then a visit to our Huntingdon showroom is a great place to start. Find us here or get in touch with us today if you have any questions about our furniture and services.