5 Extraordinary Renovations To Cool Down Your Home

The weather in Malaysia is rather unpredictable, and it can often swing from being very rainy, to being extremely hot and humid. The sweltering heat can really get to you, and many people have taken steps to cool down their homes by adding exhaust fans and air conditioners. These items really do help a lot, but you can always do more for your home by considering structural changes that will help bring the temperature of you house down.

Here are some things you can improve about your home to make it cooler on hot days:

Increase The Length of Your Roof

Photo credit: Habitat
Photo credit: Habitat

Increasing the overhang of your roof, especially where there are windows, will help avoid direct sunlight from entering your home. The increased shade will therefore only allow indirect light into the house, which won’t heat it up. To decide where to add roof extensions and awning, see where the noonday and afternoon sun enters. and apply extensions there.

Add More Plants Wherever You Can

Photo Credit: Home Designing
Photo Credit: Home Designing

Plants have an amazing way of trapping heat and cooling the air around them, so find ways of adding plants to various parts of your house. You can start by adding a small planters box outside the upper ground windows, or adding a garden to your balcony. Some parts of your walls can be turned into lattices where creepers can be allowed to grow.

Add More Vents in High Places

Photo credit: Green Asia Force
Photo credit: Green Asia Force

In order to encourage airflow throughout your home, you can try adding more vents in high places so that air can flow through your at all hours of the day. While electric fans help you push around the air and cool down spaces, having vents allows air to move more fluidly and remove hot air, which typically rises into the upper parts of a home.This will allow the natural movement of air to help cool your home, rather than depending on electrical appliances all the time. Not only will you save on your energy bill, you’ll be doing your bit for the environment too.

Create Cross Ventilation

Photo credit : GSD Architect
Photo credit : GSD Architect

Creating cross ventilation is actually easy, it just means that you have openings (like doors and windows) in opposing locations so that air can flow through the house when they’re opened. It usually helps when there aren’t any blockages or barriers between the two openings. You may want to redesign certain parts of your home so that you create a smooth air flow throughout the house.

Use Stylish Louvres As Walls

Photo credit: Coastal Decor
Photo credit: Coastal Decor

Rather than depending on concrete walls to protect your home from the outside, consider replacing them with louvres, grills or lattices which will prevent insects, animals and other pests from entering your home, while allowing fresh air in. Louvres are also effective in shading the house from sunlight. which is the main cause of overheating.

You can also consider placing blinds and curtains on the windows in your home so that sunlight is prevented from entering and raising temperatures. Make your curtains look elegant and professional with the help of our curtain making and installation services. Any physical renovations to your home can always be undertaken by the talented renovation teams available here at Kaodim. Tell us what you need and we’ll send you quotations from our service providers so you can review their profiles and make an informed decision before hiring.


written by Michelle Chee


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