More and more people want homes that are healthy to live in, are inexpensive to operate, and fit harmoniously within the environment. In this issue of Harmony Home Projects’ blog, we explore some ideas for producing a durable, environmentally friendly, and healthier finishes in an interior environment.
Our aesthetic goals included challenging the traditional materials typically used in building finishing including plywood, particleboard, and paints. Most of the conventional building materials made with chemicals that are released over time into the air we breathe. Raw earth-based finishes are exceptionally gentle on the planet and avoid the use of synthetic substances; therefore, they substantially reduce the contamination of the ground, air and water. This prevents the contamination of water, animals, and humans that is a result of many of the conventional building materials being used today. Some of the earth-based finishes include reclaimed wood, rapidly renewable woods, water-based finish, plant oils, waxes and low VOC paints.
Here are some examples of the ecological, aesthetically pleasing finishing for your home or commercial space: