Create the Perfect Home With These Design Tips

Photo by Tatiana Syrikova - pexelHave your needs changed since you moved into your home?
If so, you may find yourself struggling to find a place for new items, conveniently organize your possessions, and create the space you need to destress. The good news is, you can make your space work for you with a few strategic design alterations. 

Rest and Relaxation

Your home should be an oasis, but it isn't easy to relax when you're surrounded by clutter. One of the best things you can do for your living space (and peace of mind) is decluttering. If you don't use an item, donate it or put it in storage. You'll find your home looks less busy and may even appear larger.

 Another great way to increase your serenity is by adding greenery. Research indicates that having indoor plants provides
a wealth of benefits, including:

  • Improved cognition
  • Increased relaxation
  • Reduced mental fatigue

 Playrooms and Bedrooms

Sometimes it feels like kids take over the house. However, a few strategic design choices can help you stay organized without limiting your kids' freedom. One great idea is setting up designated storage cubbies for toys. School-age children are usually familiar with the concept of a cubby, and the low height of most storage options makes it easy for them to put items away without help.

 Dinners and Parties

Having loved ones over makes for amazing memories, but fitting everyone into your home may be difficult. Fortunately, you can eliminate the crowding with minimal decor. The less extraneous furniture you have, the more room for socializing.

 Another great design tip for hosting is creating a designated coat closet. You can use an actual closet, a set of cubbies, or just a spare room for guests to deposit purses, jackets and other cumbersome items. The space just needs to be out of the way and secure, so guests feel comfortable stashing their belongings.

 Work and Home

If you work from home, you need a designated space for your office. Even if you can't dedicate an entire room, you should find a way to eliminate distractions so you can adequately manage your time. For example, you can set up a sign indicating you're on the clock so housemates and family won't disturb you. You can also invest in a good set of headphones to block out background noise.

 Your office space should also be comfortable. Find a chair that provides the necessary support to prevent back and shoulder pain. Standing at intervals is also helpful to avoid stiffness, so you may want an adjustable desk. If that costs too much, you can take the do-it-yourself approach by setting your laptop on top of a box.

 When It’s Time to Move

Eventually, the day will come when you outgrow your living space. While finding a new place can be a complex process, it's also an opportunity to find the perfect home with the amenities you want, as well as the right number of bedrooms and bathrooms. You can get the process started by visiting and using their state-of-the-art property search to find homes for sale in Utah.

 Research your area's housing market, as a variety of factors can impact prices. For example, if many people move to a particular area, demand will rise. If the demand increase is temporary, you may want to wait for the market to shift.

Bottom Line

Transforming your home to suit your needs is easier than you may think. All it requires is a solid plan and a little elbow grease, and you can create a home that feels genuinely welcoming. 

- - - - - - -  Aritcle sponsored and written by Bret Engle |

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