Home improvements are usually done when a family realises that there is a structural problem or even a plumbing problem that needs to be addressed. Other times, home improvements are considered when people want to revamp their décor.
If you want to transform your normally hectic home into an environment that promotes relaxation and stress relief, continue reading for some tips that will help you get started.
1. Add a Hot Tub or Jacuzzi Tub
One of the most obvious ways to unwind after a long, hard day is to soak in a warm tub. Get a large enough hot tub and install it in your yard so you can enjoy the fresh air, the birds in the trees and the sunshine or the moon and the stars at night. Whether you choose to relax alone or with friends and family members, a hot tub is a great investment that you’ll be sure to use on a regular basis, especially if you already have a swimming pool and you want to take the next step to enhance your outdoor space.
If you would rather relax indoors, you can install a large Jacuzzi tub in your own bathroom. This may require some extra renovations to the bathroom itself, but if you’re ready for it, you can definitely change everything from the tub to the tiles on the walls and floors of your bathroom and even the paint. All of the elements will combine to make your bathroom your new sanctuary.
2. Create a Zen Living Room
To create a Zen-like living room, first you need to get rid of all of the clutter. Organise the space so that the furniture is the focal point of the room, not all of the things that are strewn about the room that you can easily store elsewhere. Paint the walls a rich, warm colour, such as a dark red or a burnt orange; which promotes warmth and comfort.
Peggy’s Zen living room makeover – white sofa, pink tulips, bright pillows, maroon throw, natural woven drum shaped tables, jute rug, refinished floor, old brass floor lamp – in Seattle, Washington, USA. Interior Design by Linda Lane – Photo Courtesy: Wonderlane
Or, you can go with a pale green shade that promotes relaxation, or a neutral tone that reflects more light. Place green plants throughout the space, making sure they’re safe for your pets if you have any. And hang just a few paintings and photographs on the walls without cluttering them up.
3. Transform Your Bedroom
The other main room that you need to transform into a relaxing environment is your bedroom. If it’s currently a place where your mind cannot seem to slow down and you have trouble sleeping, try changing the paint colour on the wall to a shade that really puts your mind at ease rather than stimulates it. Clear away the clutter, have some aroma therapeutic candles that you can light and remove any harsh fluorescent lighting to replace it with bulbs that give off a softer, warmer light.
From your bathroom to your living room and your bedroom, the areas of your home that you should be able to relax in should be designed in such a way that you can unwind as soon as you enter the room. You can make simple changes, such as de-cluttering your space and changing the lighting, which will make a big difference in the way you feel.
Leslie Kramer is a freelance blogger and often writes for Factory Hot Tubs, leading suppliers of hot tubs in Burlington. A car enthusiast, Leslie likes to tour around the country in her spare time and is fond of her Ford Mustang. You can also follow her on twitter @les_kramer.