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Are You Enjoying your Home to Its Fullest Potential?

Posted August 2, 2019 by Sue Prichard

Are you enjoying your home to its fullest?

Or is it a place that you simply exist in, a functional living space that gives you a place to sleep, eat your meals, and watch television of an evening?

If you relate more to the latter, then it’s important to find ways to improve your enjoyment level. 

How can you do this?

Well, you might want to consider the following.

#1: Create more space in your home

If you don’t have a lot of space in your home, perhaps because your rooms are too small, or because you have too much clutter, then your enjoyment level might be compromised because of the stress you feel living in a cramped environment. Therefore, you should think about creating more space. Not only will you have more room to move around in, but you might also find opportunities to increase the fun factor in your home.

First things first then; deal with your clutter if it is a problem. Purchase storage furniture if you need to, or declutter your home by discarding anything you no longer need. A tidy home is a tidy mind, so they say, and after giving yourself and your home a little more breathing space, you might start to enjoy your home more.

Secondly, consider a home extension. Especially when you don’t have room in your home to live out your hobbies and passions, then finding ways to add more space to your property could make all the difference to your life. A home gym? A games room? A social area for your family and friends? There are all kinds of reasons to consider an extension, so think about hiring a contractor to convert your loft or basement space, or to enlarge smaller rooms by removing partition walls if you want more functionality. You might even bring in granny flat builders to create an extra dwelling on your property. You will then have more rooms available to you, be that in your current property if you can move some of your household into the new dwelling, or in the extension that has been built for the purposes you have in mind. Think about it, and then start to research your possibilities. 

#2: Make your home an extension of you

An impersonal home probably isn’t a very enjoyable one. If you have subscribed to decor trends simply to keep up with the neighbors, or if you haven’t put a lot of thought into your furnishings, then your home won’t exactly shout out ‘you.’ So, think about what you could do to turn things around. Perhaps it’s time to improve your home interior with your own sense of style, no matter how weird or kooky it might be. This might include a new color scheme that is better attuned to your tastes, and patterned styles on your walls and furnishings that enhance the appeal of certain rooms. 

You might also decorate your home with things you have made yourself, such as works of art that you have painted or pieces or wooden decorations that your own hands have crafted. And you could  put up some shelves to display your books, DVDs, or other collectable items that are reflective of your hobbies. Once you have put your own personal stamp on your home, then you might be able to enjoy it to the fullest. 

So, are you enjoying your home to its fullest? If you’re not, perhaps because of a lack of space for your hobbies or because it’s not attuned to your personality, then you might want to make a few changes. You might then be able to enjoy your home more, and that can only be good news for your stress and happiness levels.

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