It might have been an ordinary idea in times of the Homo erectus but the living walls will certainly pass as a brilliant piece of improvisation today. An article on freshome.com talks about the various merits of such green walls or indoor herb gardens.
These walls can be fitted inside or outside the home premises. The decision largely sways in favour of high sunlight zones. It is ideal to stick with the inner walls provided there is ample amount of sunlight pouring in. Let me quickly take you through few of the proposed benefits.
Does wonders to the indoor air quality
Many of us suffer from the Sick Building Syndrome due to the effect of pollutants and toxins around us (Well! part of the 21st century package- Now haven’t we asked for it?). The toxins often permeate through our air ducts thus creating a nauseous atmosphere.
Plants readily absorb toxins and soak Volatile Organic Compounds, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and benzene just as well. I haven’t yet started on the Carbon Monoxide or Lead poisoning issue.
Plants you can use include, but are not limited to, Golden Pothos, Rubber Plant, English Ivy, Peace Lily, Heartleaf Philodendron and Chinese Evergreen.
Acts as a climate controller
Living walls eliminate the risk of severe fluctuations of temperature. Our Secondary level physics teaches us that extreme temperature changes cause untoward contraction or expansion thereby leading to fissures in walls, floors, and ceilings. You can easily connect the dots.
Plants are eager insulators too. They keep your home cooler than usual in summer and warmer than other homes in winter. Their special patterning on your walls can also act as a shelter against the corrosive rains.
Great energy-saving benefits
If anything keeps your home cooler than normal, it would lessen the role that HVACs play in cooling your home. Less energy utilization translates into meagrer electricity bills.
Trivia- a room with 100 plants or more can reduce the temperature by 7 degrees.
- Plants reduce noise
- Produce a tranquilisng effect
- Offer extra dose of oxygen
- Lessen your fatigue
- Provide healthy lettuces or herbs
Choose a specialist
Get yourself a garden or a vertical wall specialist before using this-just cannot be overstated-idea. They know which may be the most useful plants, how to hang the plants best and where to place them to extract maximum sunlight and air.
You can read the original article here.
Perhaps the phrase “million dollar idea” was coined for this particular improvisation. In my opinion, the human race is none the better with the steep material climb that it is trying. Health becomes the commonest casualty but we do not pay enough attention to it.
In times that we live in, green walls can become a source of great strength for us. Even if it is half as good as it actually is, it will be double as beneficial as anything else.
You can contact our home renovation Sydney team at MK Home Design. We love incorporating all these brilliant ideas into your home renovation plans.