In times of uncertainty, where do you find your happy and safe place? In a time when social distancing and staying at home has become part of our survival and the new normal, our homes are indeed our safe haven. Being mostly stuck in one space, no matter how at home we may be in it, it may not feel ideal.
However, instead of looking at this time spent restricted to your home as a negative, we can and should see this as an opportunity to draw closer to our isolated spaces. We can respond with fear, or we can meet this challenge head-on with acceptance and a plan for the future I recommend a plan for the future.
Creating a Safe, Healthy, Functional Home
With so much time being spent inside the home these days, it’s easier than ever to see the pitfalls of our spaces, and this doesn’t apply to only the design aspects of the space. Of course, you may notice that your kitchen storage space is more inefficient than you thought, or you may have realized that your living room or home office are less than ideal for relaxation or work. Creating the right layout that functions properly in your home is a critical part of a long-term solution to a problem for any space in your home.
Our team of experts is here to help you redesign the spaces in any area of your home around your lifestyle. Furthermore, make the choice to never compromise on quality or safety simply because the longevity of what you do depends on the quality you choose. Because no matter what is happening in the world around us, you should always feel safe and comfortable within your home for years to come.
Time to Add Quality to Enhance Your Lifestyle
Spending most hours of the day inside and away from the relative normalcy of life can make falling into the “at-home rut” tempting. We spend the majority of our time inside a home office or on the living room couch, dismissing the issues that arise in those spaces and each in-between. As designers we often ask a homeowner and ourselves: can you walk from space to space in your home and feel a sense of wholeness? Does the home feel synched or does it often feel like you’re walking from one zip-code to the next when you leave your bedroom and enter your living room?
It’s in times like these that we realize just how much we need our homes, and how important it is for our homes to suit our needs and enhance the quality of our life and our lifestyles. Take some time to think about what spaces matter to you and those close to you. Use this time as an opportunity to rethink rooms and spaces that are rarely used or the spaces you’ve always planned on redesigning but never got around to before.
It’s difficult to look past the here and now, but it’s important to continue looking toward the future. Life will find its way back to normal sooner than we think. How do you want your home to feel once you come back from a long day of work? A question you should consider: how do you want to spend time with family during stretches of a staycation or stretches of quarantine? When thinking about enhancing your home through better design—whether now or in the future—our team will ask many questions to help analyze what matters most to you in your home before your take on your next home improvement project.
Thinking about making these changes in your home now may give you time to consider the options and time to go and research what others have done in the past. Pinterest, Houzz.com or our website may help you visualize your ideal home, as well as, help you get started in the right direction for your next home improvement project.