Designing with your lifestyle in mind – that is one of the most important elements of our design process. This can also be a great starting point for you when remodeling, renovating, or simply refreshing your home. First and foremost, consider your lifestyle and then use rooms in your home that fit (and support) your lifestyle.
If you work from home but don’t need an entire room for an office, create a nook in your kitchen that gives you the space to work but still allows you to be close to the hub of the house.
If you are often hosting family and friends (or kids home from college) for overnights or weekends, incorporate a Murphy bed in your den or media room. If you have a basement, turn a corner into a guest room.
You are an active person but running short on time to go to the gym – designate a space or room in your home for a fitness area.
Invest in furnishings or decor that make you happy and comfortable. If you’re working with a designer, they will be able to guide you to incorporate these items into the overall design to create a cohesive look. And if you’re doing some simple redecorating on your own – just ask yourself “does this make me happy?”
Don’t hide your sentimental pieces or collections, display them! You want to feel at home when you’re at home, so don’t feel like you need to hide those special items just because you’re redecorating. Things like family heirlooms, your favorite books, old family pictures can all be mixed in to your newly decorated space to add personality and keep your house feeling like your home.
So, for a comfortable home – let your lifestyle, happiness and joy be the top priority before taking the next step into remodeling, renovating or redecorating.