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Making Your Living Space Wow!

Making Your Living Space Wow!

It’s pretty important that our home are pleasant environments to be in, as this help us relax and decompress from the stresses of the outside world. But how well does your home do this? Is it as pleasant as it could be, or does it need a little extra something to get there? If so, keep reading for some tips that can help you raise the level of your living environment from OK, to Wow!

Light

First of all, one way that you can raise the standard for your living environment is to look at the lighting situation. Most people don’t put too much thought into the light in their homes. Apart from turning the one’s that are already there, on and off, and opening and shutting the curtains. But this is is a big mistake, because with a little extra thought and care, the light in your home, can make a massive difference.

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For example, are you just going with the light fixtures and fitting that we were in the house when you moved in? Or have you considered replacing them with one that you have chosen yourself?

You can get all sort of lights these days, and they can be used to create specific moods in a room. You can use long pendant lights to add interest to a boring dark corner. Or you can use smart lights with colors to have the flexibility of changing the lighting along with your mood.

Cleanliness

Another important aspect of raising the standard of your living accommodation is keeping it clean and tidy. You can live in a palace, but if it is a mess, then you’re not going to enjoy it very much.

Different people have different ways of dealing with keeping their homes clean and tidy. Some folk uses the KonMari method. Others have a cleaning schedule which shows them what to clean every day, week and month. Still, others use cleaning services like Domestic One to help them out.

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Think carefully before you make a choice on how you will keep your home clean. Remember if you are working full time, having a system or someone to help you can make all the difference.

Heat

Another aspect of having a pleasant home is that you are able to keep your living area at the right temperatures. Of course, this has a lot to do with how old the house, is, how it was built and whereabouts in the world you live.

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Homes in colder countries like Sweden are built and designed to retain the maximum amount of heat, even when the snow is falling outside. Although a lot more new homes around the world are being built to a more energy efficient standard. But if you want some extra flexibility in heating and cooling your place, you might choose to use underfloor heating.

This is when pipes are installed under the flooring. They heat the room from the bottom up and provide a wonderful ambient heat in the floor.  Perfect for when you wander into the kitchen barefooted in the middle of the night to make a snack or get a glass of water.

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Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

When the light stops working in one of the rooms in the house, it can be time to think about getting a new light. After all, new lights can bring some character to the room. And it can also make the room stand out from the rest of the house. But you need to be careful when choosing which new lights to get for your home. After all, you don’t want to regret your decision in years to come. Therefore, here are some ideas of lights you should consider getting for your humble abode.

LED spotlights

Spotlights have grown in popularity over the last few years. For one thing, they can make your home look ultra modern. And if you want to focus on one part of the room, they are fantastic for doing this. In fact, a lot of people have them in the dining area so the lights can focus on the dining table! Also, they are a lot more energy-efficient than other lights. They use a lot less energy to run so you might notice a difference to your bills. And as well as this, they tend to last longer. If you do go this green option, you are bound to not face the darkness in your home anytime soon! Therefore, you should consider this option if you want to add some sparkle to your home!

Dimmable light bulbs

Another type of lights which are bang on-trend at the moment is dimmable light bulbs. For one thing, they are perfect in a room like the bedroom or the lounge. You can adjust them as necessary when you are reading or trying to get the kids to sleep. And they can be perfect for when you are trying to watch a movie. After all, there’s nothing better than low lighting if you are watching a drama or a horror. If you are going to consider getting dimmable light bulbs in your home, it’s best to think about getting a licensed electrician to fit the dimmer switches for you. After all, it could be dangerous for amateurs to start fiddling with electrics. After all, you don’t want to end up putting your family in danger as you did something to the wires! Therefore, contact an electrician who will set up the dimmers in your home and can connect it to your current switchboard. And they can sometimes even set it up so that your smartphone can adjust it. That way, half way through the film, you can turn the lighting lower or higher! You won’t have to even get out of your seat which can be a godsend!

Chandelier

One of the most glam light options for your home would be a chandelier. After all, nothing says style than a gorgeous chandelier in rooms like your lounge or bedroom. And they are perfect for bringing some old class to your room. So if you are opting for a vintage look, a chandelier would be a perfect choice. And you don’t have to worry about them breaking the bank. You can get ones for cheap nowadays that will look lovely in your home!

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And you might even be up for a ceiling fan light for your home. Not only will this keep you cool during summer, but they can also add some character to your room!

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What Are The Signs Of A Happy Home?

What Are The Signs Of A Happy Home?

You know the old saying – home is where the heart is. Of course, knowing how to make the home as happy as possible is something else altogether. No matter the size of your family, you need to ensure that you are doing everything in your power to make the home a happy and successful one. With that in mind, we are going to have a look at some of the major things that you can do to make you home happy for everyone in it. We will do that by looking at some of the clearest signs that a home is happy. Let’s take a look at what those might be now.

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Space & Light

Good homes tend to have a lot of open space, as this is something which psychologically really seems to benefit the family at large. If you don’t think you have enough space in your home, it might be a good idea to try rearranging the living areas to make that space. This could be a simple matter of making the furniture work in a more sensible manner. Alternatively, you could consider a complete overhaul in terms of style and design. By bringing in more natural and light colours, and opening up the space a little, the whole house will feel lighter, more spacious and therefore much more welcoming. The light levels play a hugely important role in this too – make sure that they are not too harsh or too sparse, as both of these can make a home much less comfortable.

Comfort

Speaking of being comfortable, that is something else that any good home needs. Happy homes are always going to be comfortable, as being comfortable is a hugely important part of being happy. If you feel that your home is not quite comfortable enough, the good news is that this is the kind of thing which is really easy to fix. It might even just be a matter of treating yourself and the family to new mattresses, for example. Alternatively, you might decide to update the furniture that it is in the communal living areas. If you do that, you should find that it makes a huge difference to how everyone feels in the home. Comfort is one of the central things that most people are looking for in their home, so make sure you are providing it for yourself and the rest of the family too.

Relaxed Atmosphere

This next one is something which is both much harder to pin down and much more essential than the others. Developing a relaxed atmosphere in the home is often a matter of ensuring that many different things are working well together. For example, once you have achieved the previous two – comfort, and space and light – you are probably most of the way there. However, you might also decide that it will be beneficial to ensure that there are certain house rules. Used properly, as long as they are not overly-strict, house rules are often all you need for a more relaxed atmosphere.

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