Make Your Home Happier And More Relaxing This Year

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Every new year, many homeowners plan to make things right in their world – they work on getting a new partner, haircut, or job – and their goal depends on where they think their problems lie. Since you’re reading these lines, you may feel that some changes to your home are in order.

Even if you’re still burned out by the end of the year, you can get the new year off to a good start and feel better in your home by:

  • Keep your home clean. You will feel better about your place and being there if it’s clean – and you will be announcing the message that your life is under control to everyone who enters, including you. This helps minimize stress levels.
  • Minimize the clutter. It is impossible for clutter to be avoided, but it can usually be minimized. Seeing clutter really does make us tense. Also, debris and piles can prevent you from accomplishing what you want to do in a space.
  • Look around and try some easy fixes first, before you call the demolition crew and the contractors. A new coat of paint on the walls can make a room more comfortable. Some fresh throw pillows on the couch or a new pair of drapes can also add more comfort. Things that are obviously worn out should be the first to be considered for replacement.
  • Express yourself. Make sure that the place where you live represents the things about your life that you want other people to know. A place that tells your story is a place that will make your life better.
  • Decorate in a style that makes you relaxed and happy. If sitting on wicker furniture make you happy, fill your living room with it. You live in your home, so please yourself.
  • Cue people in to desired behavior. People read messages in their surroundings to know what they should do there. For example: You can place a tablecloth on the dining table (even if it has a great finish you love showing off) to make people think about observing rules of etiquette that were so important to their mother when they were growing up.
  • Let the daylight in. Try opening the drapes, it may evaporate all of your other problems – daylight improves our mood and helps us think great thoughts.

You can have a happy home by keeping it clean, minimizing the clutter, let it send the right messages and pull up the shades!

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Be Comfortable And Happy At Home

comfy at homeHow old is your house? Are you still happy and comfortable in it? Do you have enough rooms for all the members of your family? If you feel like your house is a little dull or boring these days. Why don’t you do some improvements, remodel or a makeover?

You may spend some cash on improving your home but you will have no regrets because if done correctly, these changes can also change your life. A home with a fresh and comfortable look helps homeowners feel happy and positive. Simple decorations and organizing can change the mood of your home so here are nine scientific ways to improve mood of your home:

Nine scientific ways to improve the mood of your home

Studies have proven that other people’s moods can be contagious. Whether we spend time with someone who is happy or feeling blue, we often mirror their frame of mind without even noticing it. Research shows that our homes can have a similar effect on how we feel. From what colours to paint our walls, to the power of fresh flowers, here are some tips on how to make our home happier, according to science.

  1. Vanilla candles

If lighting a candle at home after a stressful day brings you comfort, there’s a very good reason. A Chemical Senses study has found that scents from candles (particularly vanilla beans) lift our mood and can have a major effect on our overall happiness.

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If you are planning for a home extension because of your growing family, you can always go for an extension. We all know that this project may cost much so you must consider a lot of things before starting on it. Here are some things to consider when planning a home extension:

What to consider when planning a home extension

Developing your existing home is highly exciting, deeply satisfying and, above all, life-changing. There are many reasons to extend, but whatever persuades you to take the plunge will result in more and intelligent use of space.

Developing and extending make complete sense. It may be a new conservatory, orangery, loft conversion or even a basement development. House extensions to front, back and sides all do the same.

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Even if you do a simple home improvement or a big step of building an extension, always make sure to do some research and ask for an expert’s advice when planning.

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