Technology, early retirement, and baby boomers have all contributed to a growing number of people having more leisure time than previous generations. While we are more physically active and health conscious, we are also spending more time in our homes. All of this has led to an increased focus on home living improvements.
Whether it’s installing an audio and theatre room, a security system, adding floor and window coverings, or upgrading your kitchen to allow for entertaining guests, our homes have become a place to unwind both alone and with family and friends. The importance of having a home where one can wash away the stresses of the day have also become a priority for those who work extremely long hours and juggling the activities of a growing family. Improving our home living experience can also include the outdoor space such as patios for get-togethers, pools for some fun family time, or custom raised vegetable gardens for a healthier eating experience.
Whatever changes we make to our homes can have many positive benefits to our psychological well being. Home improvements can range from something as simple as upgrading furniture, painting the interior of our homes or can include more extensive renovations such as:
• New kitchen appliances
• Adding a fireplace to the main living space
• A complete overhaul to the interior design of our home
Just as a cramped and cluttered home can lead to stress and friction, a home that has been designed to give everyone their own space as well as enough space to enjoy family time together will create harmony among family members. Imagine being able to have a dinner party while teenagers have a place of their own to eat pizza, play video games and just hang out together!
Planning ahead and identifying exactly what you envision your perfect home to be is the first step in achieving all your goals. This planning process should include all members of the family as such changes will typically affect everyone. Older children can make a list of what they would like and even younger ones can participate in the process by drawing pictures of their ideas. If you are able to incorporate what is important to the children within your home, it will make for a much easier renovation process with everyone feeling that they have been heard and listened to.
Consulting an interior design specialist is certainly recommended to ensure that your plans can be carried out within the existing space in your home or if ‘add-ons’ of some kind will be required. It is important to avail yourself of specialists, especially in areas such as plumbing and electrical work. General contractors may also be a good idea as they will know if building permits are required and they will also be familiar with dependable, experienced labourers such as carpenters, cabinet makers, audio specialists, etc.
So, go ahead and join the growing number of families that have made their home living dreams come true. Whether you are retired and are looking to turn your home into a quiet oasis or want to enjoy a better quality of life with your growing family set your plan in motion by talking to home living experts in Victoria, BC.
1-800-GOT-JUNK? offers full-service junk removal throughout the Victoria region. They provide a safe and simple option to remove clutter and waste from wherever it’s located, including your basement and backyard.
At First Sight Home Staging Solutions takes great pride in marketing each property to realize its full potential, reduce time on the market and minimize the stress associated with the process of preparing it for sale. Expert consulting, extensive home staging experience with our dedication to provide the highest value to every customer, makes At First Sight the right partner when selling you house.
West Coast Appliances are Victoria’s home appliance specialists. Let the sales team offer their expertise in choosing an appliance that will meet your needs and walk away with it the same day! Carrying product lines from refrigerators to washing machines from some of the most widely trusted brands in the industry, West Coast Appliances has products for every price range and lifestyle.
Devon Anderson Design is a full design studio. Whether it is a color consult, cabinetry, or a full home design, their team is ready to help. Creativity, passion & experience is what it takes to bring their clients' vision to life. Visit their showroom, one of Victoria's largest design studios, with hundreds of options to choose from.
The Foam Zone is a locally owned and operated by Tiger and his team. They source as many products from within B.C as possible. The Foam Zones success and growth comes from providing their clients with local, reliable, ‘green’ products at affordable prices. The staff are knowledgeable, friendly and are able to break down all the specs of their foam products including what is inside each mattress, pillow, etc., including its compression and density.
With 20 years combined experience, the team at Fence Master can handle fences of any size. Servicing both commercial properties and residential homes, Jason and the team at Fence Master construct quality enclosures including wood, chain link, ornamental fences, farm fences, gates and repairs.
Totally Floored are Victoria’s home flooring solution. With over 30 years combined experience, your home is in good hands. Offering exceptional service and materials at cost, their team is able to work within a budget and give you expert advice on the best flooring materials for your home.
Bring your home to life with Budget Blinds! Experts in lighting and tone, the Smart Home Consultants at Budget Blinds specialize in setting the lighting and tone for your home to suit your needs. Let Budget Blinds bring their mobile showroom to your living room, giving you a glimpse into your home’s potential with a plethora of fabric and design options. Offering various design options for shutters, blinds, draperies, and window films, Budget Blinds are Victoria’s window design specialists!
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Whether your family is moving across the street or across the globe, let Sweenie Moving show you what moving should be like. A North American Van Lines® agent with over 30 years of experience, Sweenie Moving are Victoria’s most careful and trustworthy moving company.
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