Currently, the whole world is facing unpredictable events which require us to work and spend our whole day from home (compared to a weekly average time of 40% according to Office For National Statistics )

With all this extra time on our hands, we finally get to experience how our home makes us feel. That could be a good thing. Or maybe not. So, what makes a home a friendly and comfortable place to live in?

1. Light

You are viewing a house or apartment in order to move in. The place seems spacious and modern but there is an unpleasant energy which you can’t shake and which is starting to affect your opinion and desire to move in. What is it? 90% of the time, it is one simple thing. The lack of light. We, as humans, instinctively need natural light and Vitamin D is crucial to our health and wellbeing. To obtain this in your house, you need: big windows, a smart location and maybe some glass doors with a view overlooking a garden. You then have the feeling of being outside but with all the comfort of your own home.

2. Temperature

Being cold in your own home can create unnecessary frustration. Your whole body feels tense and it can lead to muscle aches. On the contrary, overheating your house can cause serious health issues while also setting those gas and electricity meters ticking on overtime. This excessive temperature is often caused by faulty central heating controls and inadequate thermal insulation. Find a way to combine cosy living with cost-effective living.

Temperature thermostat white set to 63 degreed

3. Harmony

All it takes to create a beautiful and organised space is a bit of thought and a good eye.

Using your interior designer prowess you’ll be able to turn an empty box into a beautiful masterpiece. Now is the time to shine and be creative! Arrange your furniture, use mirrors to give the illusion of a bigger space, add plants to your work area and hang artwork on the walls.

4. Easy living

It is one thing to have a beautiful house, decorated with taste, but you need to make sure your home is easy and convenient to live in. Here’s a few quick questions that you can ask yourself.

Is it easy to clean? Is it furnished with everything you need in your daily life? Are the materials used friendly to people and planet? Is the air filtered and clean?

5. Materials

Let’s talk about floors. Carpets are cosy and soft, but the glue used to fix them is the cause of most asthma cases in England. They also harbour allergens and dust mites. Wooden floors make the whole room feel warm and give a modern touch, they’re also easy to clean. Probably a better choice.

Wooden floor board in diagonal shape

To find out more, or enquire about our homes (built to exacting Passivhaus standards which achieve all of the above and more), enquire through the Contact Us page.

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