Living Your Best Life: 10 Home Essentials That Will Boost Your Quality Of Living. Some tips on ways you can improve your home, to help relax and recharge.
Want to live your best life? Well, you could start by looking at ways you can improve your home. As it’s our homes are where we usually relax and recharge, thus enabling us to do our best in life, making them as comfortable as possible is important. You can read all my tips about how to do this in my post below.
A new bed
Sleep, it makes up around a third of our lives, and without it, in the right amounts, we can struggle to function in the world. With that in mind, ensuring you have the most comfortable bed in your home, in which to sink into every night isn’t just a luxury but a necessity.
Of course, to be able to pick the right bed and mattress combo, you do need to think carefully about the way that you sleep. The reason being that those that spend most of the night asleep on their back can go for a much softer mattress than those that sleep on their sides or fronts. This is because the side and front sleepers will need additional support for their body and joints during the night, or they may risk waking up and having a more disturbed sleep session. This is something that can seriously affect not only their mood but their performance in everyday life as well.
A smart hub
Next, if you are looking for an item to add to your home that will boost your quality of life, a smart hub is definitely something you should consider. This is because it’s a small, relatively inexpensive device that will allow you centralised control of many of the facilities in your home, including temperature, security, lighting, and entertainment.
Of course, what this means is that with minimal effort, you can create the ideal living conditions inside your property. This being something that will undoubtedly have a positive effect on your standard of living, both on a day to day basis, and over the long term as well.
A home gym
We all know that moving our bodies and staying physically fit is crucial if we want to have a better quality of life. In fact, moving doesn’t only keep our body fit and healthy but can significantly help to reduce stress and boost our mood as well.
That is why you may consider adding a home gym to your home. A place where you can go and exercise no matter what the weather, or how little time you have. In fact, for many people, installing a home gym can help to boost their motivation to work out as well, as there really is no excuse not to work up a sweat when you have the equipment you need in your very own home.
Obviously, what to include in your home gym will differ in relation to personal requirements, but many people like to add a weight bench and weights, something that can easily be accommodated in a residential environment. Additionally, including an exercise machine in your home gym, such as a treadmill, exercise bike, or elliptical trainer that focuses on cardio workouts can work really well too, especially if weight maintenance and mood boost are your aims.
An indoor garden
You may think that gardening is something that should be out of doors, but this isn’t always the case. In fact, it is entirely possible to grow many plants, including fruits and vegetables inside.
Of course, growing your own fruits and vegetables is something that can have a positive impact on your standard of living, as not only will it ensure that your diet is rich in essential minerals and nutrients, but you can monitor precisely what goes into the growing process as well. Something that means you can avoid any nasty pesticides and keep your diet as clean as possible.
Do remember though, that to get the best crops when growing fruits and vegetables indoors you will need to use a hydroponic setup like the ones Nutriculture offer online. The reason being that using the right nutrient solutions along with lights will ensure you get full-size and healthy vegetables, even when growing indoors.
An outdoor kitchen
If you thought growing fruits and vegetables inside was a quirky idea, then wait until you hear the next one. Yes, that’s right we are talking about adding a kitchen to the outdoors of your home.
In fact, this is something that is incredibly popular in other parts of the world, such as the Mediterranean countries, Australia and the US, and the UK is finally catching on. Of course, the benefits of an outdoor kitchen is that you can not only cook but do all the preparation and serving of food outside as well, something that will allow you to live a much more alfresco life, which has been shown to boost both mood and health.
You can even have a go at building your own outside kitchen if you are working on a smaller budget. Something you can read more about in the video below.
A walk-in wardrobe
For all the fashionistas out there, a walk-in wardrobe is something that can definitely boost their quality of life. After all, not only will it make accessing all of your gorgeous individual pieces of clothing and accessories easier, but there is definitely something to be said for being able to see all of your clothes at a glance as well!
Most people think that the key to a walk-in wardrobe is space, and while it is undoubtedly vital, organisation is the real essential here. In fact, more than anything else, it’s critical that you include as many rails, shelves, and organisers as you can. Then your walk-in wardrobe will be not only easy to use but also easy to keep clean, tidy, and organised as well. After all, a walk-in closet is something that you will want to improve your standard of living, not damage it by creating more work!
A rain shower
A little luxury in this life is always essential if you want to look and feel you best. That is why another home essential you should consider installing a rain shower. Such devices differ from a regular power shower as they are designed to give you that ‘heavy drop rain’ feeling you would get it you were outside, something that can be very relaxing and soothing as well.
Happily, such showers are now freely available for home use, something you can visit houzz.co.uk to get some more information on.
An “American” style fridge
Another item that you can add to your home that will help you live your best life is a large double door American refrigerator, just like the ones you see in the movies or on TV. In fact, by having such a device, you can make eating healthy much less hassle, simply because you have more room in which to store essentials like fruits and vegetables. It doesn’t hurt that you can much more easily see everything you have in a single glance either, which makes shopping and cooking much simpler as well.
Then, the additional draws and compartments that such appliances contain can be used for chilling drinks and water. Something that can definitely help to keep you as hydrated as possible at all times, and so in an effortless way help to boost your quality of life.
You’ll also find that most America double door refrigerators have integrated ice-making machines and dispensers as well. This being something that can also have a positive effect on the way you live, especially in the hot summer months.
A double bathroom sink
Have you ever noticed that when you go to a luxury hotel, there is always double sink in the bathroom? Well, this is something that you can choose to put in your own home as well. The reason being that by doing so, you can make getting ready in the morning crush in the bathroom much more comfortable.
After all, you will have your very own space and won’t have to go around your SO when you want to brush your teeth while they are still doing their hair! Of course, double sinks in the bathroom can look pretty flash and luxe as well, which won’t hurt your standard of living either.
Finally, when it comes to things you can add to your home to boost your quality living, it always pays to remember lighting. Now, you may not think that the lights you have, affect your quality of life that much, but they really do.
In fact, having the right wattage of bulbs, being able to adjust the brightness, and even having attractive light fittings over purely functional ones can all make a massive difference to your home and how you feel.
To that end, investing in lighting that is not only aesthetically pleasing but where the brightness can also be adjusted at different times in the day is something that can certainly help you live your best life.