Your life is only as happy as the home to come back to. Sound to simple? We don’t think so. Where you live is where you eat, sleep and spend time with the people you love - so you want it to feel good. Your home needs to be the place where you can go at any time of the day and find sanctuary from the daily hustle, rest for your body and connection with the people you love most. If that doesn’t sound like your home, it might be time to make some changes. We’d like to share our favorite three tips you can add right away so you don’t have to wait for the finished projects to give back.
Start with everyone’s favorite home addition: plants! From small succulents to large potted tropicals, plants always bring a home to life. Having lots of green around your house allows you to feel much better and happier daily. Whether you are bringing in plants to your space or choosing to update your exterior, plant life will enhance your life quality. They clean the air, soothe the senses and promote relaxation. Of course, before you dive in, be sure to consult with a plant expert to make sure you’re getting the right plant for your climate and home air quality!
Next, what’s easy to do is to work with your lighting. You can add lights in corners, wrap rope lighting around the perimeter or add dimmers to create flexibility. Installing lights that can be brightened or dimmed allows every mood to be complemented and every celebration to feel right at home. An added bonus? You will be amazed by how soothing a well-lit space could be! It's a necessity and easy improvement.
Lastly, make sure every room makes way for relaxation and fun. So many people forget to plan for fun and then when they’re ready for it, they don’t know how to make it happen! Home has become the place where they eat, sleep, work and bathe. Fun gets forgotten and this has to change. To add a bit more enjoyment to your house, you may consider creating more recreational places. One idea is to have a rec room that can be used in many ways. You could have a pool table that doubles as dining for a feast. You could have a home entertainment as well as a shelf for yoga mats or floor pillows to instantly give a more relaxing and unwinding feel. As well, installing a pool or jacuzzi can be appreciated year round in the right climate and may raise your house’s worth. Put items to the exterior of the house that’ll provide satisfaction for your family, like a basketball hoop. It's not only enjoyable, but it’ll give the children space to move their bodies which is never a bad thing.
As you can see, these tips are simple to use and can be as easy as switching up some basic decor or as incredible as adding a room or remodeling what you’ve got into the perfect, most welcoming spaces you’ve always wished for. In or near Dallas? The contractors at Unique Home Building are happy to help you get on your way; call us today!