Most of us are more health conscious than ever. It’s no wonder that the healthy option is considered whenever we have a choice. Home improvements should be no different. If you’re going to invest money and time into renovations to better your home, then that project should offer better health for all your family too. Here are just a few home improvements you might be considering, and how they can improve your lifestyle too!
The garage is one of the best places to develop extra living space that all the family can enjoy. Before you start clearing it out and hiring contractors, consider what else you might be able to use that space for. Could you install a small home gym in there? Perhaps a quiet corner for meditation or Yoga would provide great health benefits for you? If you’re looking for a way to cut the stress of office life and commuting, perhaps this space could become a relaxing home office?
Stripping out the old kitchen may reveal some of the mucky spots that are hard to keep clean. This should give you some hints and tips on how to design the space a little better. Consider a fully fitted kitchen to avoid gaps and spaces where food debris can fall. These days there is a huge range of kitchen sinks to choose from. You might want to pick one with a second rinse sink to avoid raw foods mixing with your cleaning area. Perhaps you want a dishwasher installed so plates and cups can be cleaned more hygienically than by hand? If you have pets or children, consider knobs with safety features to avoid accidents.
Creating more space means you will feel less cramped and have more places to store your belongings neatly. Clutter can have a negative effect on your mental well-being. While a minimalist style may not suit a busy family home, having the space to tidy and organize the kids’ toys and your books will help improve your mood. It will also cut down the time it takes to tidy and clean if everything has its place! Best of all, you can enjoy reading in a quiet corner while the kids play at the other end of the room.
Investing a little more into your bathroom could be just the thing to improve your physical and mental health. Consider a tub with a jacuzzi spa. The bubbles are not only cleansing. They also massage away aches and pains and improve the circulation to muscles and skin. A little ‘me’ time certainly works wonders when you’re feeling the pressures of a busy life!
Investing in your outdoor spaces is also good for your health. Fresh air and activity in the garden can improve your mood, your quality of sleep, and your heart health. It’s fun for the kids too. Consider al fresco dining or a family sized trampoline. Add a few flower beds for a beautiful view wherever you sit.
Feel free to share some of your own ideas in the comments! See you soon!