It’s not easy figuring out how to turn your house into your perfect home, especially if you’re starting with what is essentially a blank canvas. Where you even begin, where there are so many rooms to take care of? Instead of becoming overwhelmed, the key is to make a list of the most important areas of your home and how you’ll approach them. When you do this, you’ll discover that being on the path toward having a perfect home isn’t so difficult. Why? Because not all aspects of your home are created equal.
In the Heart of the Home
There’s plenty of rooms that can claim to be the heart of the home, but when it comes down to it, you can’t look much further than the kitchen. A strong kitchen sets the tone for the rest of the house and is where families can come together and, well, prepare food and drinks for everyone. You can’t have a home without a complete kitchen! The style you go for will be dependent on the type your home is; modern kitchens can differ quite significantly from traditional kitchens. Make sure this is a place where you enjoy cooking, and you’ll always be well fed.
Where You Lay Your Head
We don’t spend too many waking hours in our bedrooms, but they’re still one of the most important rooms in the home. They need to be calming, relaxing spaces where we can unwind – and most importantly, have a great night’s sleep. Plushbeds can give you a comfortable – and stylish – place to lay your head, while choosing to keep technology out of the bedroom can ensure you’re not distracted by the buzzing and flashing lights of televisions and tablet devices. Get the basics of the bedroom right, and you’ll always start the morning the right way!
Winter Warmth and Summer Vibes
We have different needs and wants from our homes during different seasons. In the winter, we want a cozy and warm space that allows us to sink into the deep pleasures of the chilly months. In the summer, it’s more about having a place that allows us to look at the world with unbound possibilities. It’s amazing how much you can change the tone of a home by adding decorations that are in line with the season. In the winter, choose candles, pillows, and dark tones. In the summer, switch them out for light colors and flowers.
The living room is, arguably, the most important room in the house. It is the home’s social center. As such, it has to be able to accommodate your family and friends comfortably and be a place that people are all too happy to spend long hours in. Spending a little bit money to invest in furniture that is comfortable will make all the difference. You don’t want to have one of those living rooms that you find it hard to relax in. Also, don’t underestimate the value of a good entertainment system: they’re perfect for those rainy days when you have nowhere to be and nothing to do.
There was a brief period where the idea of family’s sitting down to eat together looked a bit old-fashioned, but those days have thankfully passed. Today, it’s crucial to have a nice dining room where you can spend long hours enjoying food and wine with your family and friends. The shape this will take exactly will depend on your home and size of your family. Will you go for a traditional, upmarket dining room, or are you more drawn to the modern, rustic wooden dining table and benches?
With summer upon us, we’re all remembering just how nice it is to be outside! Having an outdoor area where you can spend long hours can make all the difference during the summer months. Instead of finding new things to do all the time, you can simply sit in your garden deep into the night. You don’t have to have a perfectly curated garden, but it should be reasonably well groomed. From there, add a table, chairs, and a firepit, and you’ll have a great space for summer.
Realistically, guests to your home will only encounter a few spaces. The living room will likely be one, and the kitchen another. But there’ll also see a space that can sometimes be neglected by homeowners: the entrance to your home! Everyone sees this area, so take the time to make sure it looks presentable. It can make all the difference to the feel of a home. A cluttered garage: who cares? A front yard that is overgrown and looks disorganized? Oh dear.
In the Bathroom
We spend virtually no time in the bathroom, but the time we do spend there is, well, pretty personal! And as such, you’ll want to make sure it’s in tip-top condition and fit for your needs. Having a bathroom you love being in can make all the difference on those mornings when you’d rather not get out bed. If you have to remodel the whole home, make the first three rooms you take care of the bedroom, living room, and bathroom. You can get by pretty well if these three are perfect!
Technology will be a part of your home. There’s no way around it. The important thing is getting the balance right between having enough technology and having too much. Don’t load up your home with technology unless you think it’s essential: most of what you’ll buy will later prove to be a bit of a gimmick, and you’ll be stuck with a bunch of trash. Having the internet, a sound system and a television that can stream films are probably all you need.
Despite what some people say, a home that is more or less just perfect is within easy reach! It doesn’t lie in your washroom, or your garage, or your study, or any of the other “optional” rooms; it’s the places that are important!