Sometimes stress can make you feel as if you’re losing your mind, and health issues can quickly compound this sensation. When that happens, you need to retreat into a safe space that’s both healthy and relaxing. Why not make this space your own home? Equity First Realty Hawaii encourages you to read on for some tips and tricks to make your home into a healthy, relaxing retreat.
A Few Upgrades
For your home to be the retreat you crave, you may have to make a few upgrades, especially if there are unhealthy elements in your home. For example, if you have allergies, you may have to take up your carpets and replace them with hardwood or laminate flooring. You may also need to apply a fresh coat of paint in some rooms to brighten them up. Be sure, though, to use paints that have no VOCs and that are Green Seal-certified. Installing air or water filters can also improve the healthy atmosphere of your home.
A Space for Relaxation
You might want to prioritize the creation of a special space in your home designed and designated for relaxation. If you have an unused room or part of a finished basement, you might create a reading room. Line the walls with bookshelves filled with your favorite books. Add a few pieces of art as well, but stick to soft, warm tones. Include two or three comfortable chairs for seating, and don’t forget some warm throws. Make sure you have one good light for reading, but otherwise, keep the lighting soft. You might even include a geode in your space. A geode is a rock lined with crystals or other minerals. They’re often brightly colored, and people may relax just by gazing at their beauty.
A Hobby Spot
You can also create a special spot where you can pursue your favorite hobby. An arts-and-crafts room or a music studio might be just right for you, or perhaps you can start building a model train layout. Just give yourself plenty of room to relax and enjoy your hobbies.
If you’re committed to caring for the environment, you may want to make some “green” adjustments to your home. You can do something as easy as switching out your light bulbs to a more energy-efficient variety. You might install solar panels, put in a low-flow showerhead, or even create a rain garden. Also, think about investing in a smart thermometer or some new appliances. You gain the peace of mind that you’re doing your part for the environment in your little corner of the world in Honolulu, HI.
An Outdoor Haven
Finally, you might head outside and build your own outdoor haven. If you have a green thumb, plant a garden showcasing your favorite flowers. Add some paths and a comfortable seating area, too. You can also turn your patio into an area dedicated to relaxation. Create plenty of spots for people to sit, and add a fire pit for toasting marshmallows.
A Healthy and Relaxing Home
Your home can be both healthy and relaxing if you take the time to make some upgrades and add relaxing spaces. But if you decide to move to a new condo, check with Equity First Realty Hawaii for assistance.
Guest blogger: Katie Conroy
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