Some cannot afford air conditioning or prefer to use sustainable solutions. Home decor, interior design experts share tips to cool-off your space this summer.
The rising temperature is making our concrete houses feel no less than a furnace and as summer approaches, the scorching heat at home can make it difficult to stay indoors without an air conditioning unit. However, there are many people who cannot afford such luxury or prefer to use sustainable solutions.
In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Bhavana Bindra, Managing Director at REHAU South Asia, shared, “While some of us will find the luxury of cooled home using natural building materials such as bamboo, clay, straw, etc., some will be able to use advanced construction techniques such as insulated walls and panels but for most of us, the air-conditioner is running at its full capacity, often blinding us of the impact it has on the environment. To sustainably protect oneself from the scorching heat, thankfully there are more accessible and sustainable options.”
She suggested, “Wall claddings deal with extreme weather conditions and create a barrier between the atmosphere and walls of your home making it easier to maintain the inside temperature. Wall claddings are manufactured using the latest hot coating technology involving a large amount of Kraft paper which has ‘resin-absorbing’ capabilities being impregnated with high-quality PU + Acrylic. This process makes the surface extremely durable, scratch-resistant, abrasion free and protects walls against exposure to sunlight for a long time. These come in a wide variety of colours and finishes to give your home the looks you love.”