Romance is in the air, or is that dust? It can be hard to tell, the real question is, is your home as comfortable as it should be? After all, your home is meant to be a warm, safe place for you and your family. So, it’s a real let down when you walk into your home and it’s just not as comfy as you want to be. Well, we want to save the relationship you have with your home!
How to Rekindle the Comfortmance with Your Home
Lighting plays a major role on our mood and productivity, so making sure the lighting in your home is perfect for your needs is absolutely vital. Natural lighting is always great, however, your home’s design may not allow a lot of natural lighting, plus, the sun does tend to set every night, so you’ll need to choose the right type of lighting for your home. Lamps are often a great choice as they don’t require as much energy to run as a large overhead light. And they come with a wide variety of designs and colors to help enhance your homes appearance.
Of course, whether you’re using lamps, overhead lighting, chandeliers or some other form of lighting, the real question is what type of lightbulb do you need? There are a large variety of lightbulbs to choose from and it can be difficult to know which ones to buy. The five most common types of lightbulbs that you will encounter are: fluorescent, these are typically only used in commercial settings and lack the warm comfort glow you’re likely wanting for your home. Incandescent bulbs, these bulbs are very common and are the bulbs we all grew up with, they come in different sizes and shapes, but they can put off a harsher light then you’d prefer. They also become fairly warm when being used hours.
CFLs otherwise known as Compact Fluorescent Lamp bulbs, have become extremely popular alternatives to traditional incandescent lights. They’re designed to be more energy efficient, have longer lifespans and they can put off as much or more illumination as incandescent light bulbs. LED bulbs are quickly becoming popular alternatives to CFL’s, as they can last longer, come in a variety of colors and lighting options and people like to pair them with their smart devices. LED’s probably give the most options for controlling the mood and comfort level in your home. Halogens are the fifth option and can put off some intense lighting for their surprisingly small size. These will not likely provide you with the comfort you’re wanting in your home.
It can’t be underestimated the effects smell plays on your comfort level. Walking into a home that reeks of garlic, animal dander, dirty laundry, etc. can make it impossible for you to enjoy your home. Fortunately, there are ways you can improve the smell and even the air quality in your home. For example, air fresheners can be helpful, but they can also come with an overpowering artificial flowerily smell if you choose the wrong scent. Baking or adding fresh cut flowers are great ways to fill your home with a pleasant aroma but aren’t always practical and don’t really provide any long-term solutions.
If you’re looking for a solution that lasts, Air Scrubbers and UV Lights are installed directly into your home’s heating and cooling system and help provide for cleaner, better smelling air around the clock. These devices help clean and sanitize the air in your home, which not only helps improve the smell in your home, but they also come with a host of health and other benefits.
Don’t Forget About the Bathroom!
Your bathroom probably wasn’t the first thing that came to mind when you thought about improving your home’s comfort. However, you spend more time in there then you might realize and putting a little effort will go a long way to helping you enjoy your home more.
Let’s start with the bathing elements, long hot showers or soothing bubble baths are great ways to relax but when was the last time these fixtures had an upgrade? A new showerhead or an updated bathtub can not only enhance your bathing experience, upgrading your bathroom can also help increase the overall value of your home.
Bathing is nice, but let’s be honest, there is another popular activity we do in the bathroom and here is something you might not have considered lately, is your toilet as comfy as it could be? Sure, you can change your lid and cover to help improve things, but did you know that they make toilets now with some fairy interesting features? These include but aren’t limited to, heated seats, taller toilets for better comfort, built in bidets, motion sensors toilet lids, automatic flushing (like at the mall), cough, cough, air dryers and deodorizers. These features not enough? Well, there are SMART toilets, toilets with feet warmers and others with built in Bluetooth, you know, for music and what not.
Speaking of music… having a radio in the bathroom to play music while you shower is a pretty popular idea but another way to take your bathroom time to the next level is to consider adding a small TV to your bathroom’s décor. Seriously, this is a thing more people than you might think do, whether they’re have the local news playing in the background as they get ready in the morning or cartoons playing while trying to give their kids a bath. You just need to follow the same electronics and bathroom safety rules as you do with your hair dryer or radio.
While some of these ideas might seem a bit out there or be something you have never considered before, these elements can really help to improve the amount of joy you get from your home. After all, you work hard and deserve to be comfortable in your own home which means setting up things the way you like them!