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How To Have Fun At Home

Once we have the opportunity to have a break, staying at home with your family or calling your friends or even just having time to yourself is enough especially if with frequent travel. There is no place like home as they say and sometimes you will have more rest at your home because you do not spend much money or plan. Some people might say that being at home can get you bored easily, but you just have to know the various activities you can do at home.

Play games

If you have board games hidden away in your closet, why not make use of them? You can invite your friends over for a game night. You can make some snacks and have some fun with them. If you have kids, you can also have these games with them or have your friends with kids join you. It does not even need the board games itself. There are various games that do not require them like Pictionary. 

Movie Marathon

You can either do this by yourself or invite friends or just someone for some company. It is just like having a movie night with snacks and everything, but this one has more challenge especially if you have company. There could be a dare for everyone to not fall asleep or else there will be a consequence or schedule bathroom breaks. The movies you choose could be in a series or themed ones and will be also up to you how many hours will it be. 

Cook and Bake

Learning something new is always good. Even if you are cooking for a long time, you will still learn something like new recipes or trying to mix something to make them better. If you are not into cooking, it is never too late to learn. Even if it is just something simple, it is fulfillment and could be a start for you to make your own meals or even cook for your guests in the future.

Read a Book

If you have a book collection that has been neglected because of busy life, now is the time to catch with them. If do not have one but still has a passion for reading, you can always go to the library and borrow some. If you have time, why not join a book club which offers discounts for books and also a great way to meet people with the same interests as you.

Do DIY Projects

Doing DIY projects or crafting is broad. Meaning, it has different kinds and it could be complicated and more physical like making furniture or simple and light like origami or painting. No matter what, having DIY projects is said to be therapeutic because it focuses your mind on creating and finishing something, so it is a great stress reliever especially if you have a long and stressful week. As said before, it can be simple and light that you do not need to spend a lot, as long as you enjoy it and feel fulfilled.

Cool Things To Include When Building a House

There is just something special in building your own home. It will be yours and you can choose whatever you want to do with it. You can choose the layout and design. As long as you can afford it, you can even choose the size. And since it is your own, you can add as many home upgrades as you want. The question would be if it is really needed or just a something that would look cool. Why not both? You can definitely have some things that are necessary and cool at the same time. What are those things that you could include?

Video Doorbell

It is a doorbell that can be connected to your phone and you will able to see who is ringing and coming by your door. Add to that, you can talk to them via an intercom no matter where you are, and the person coming would not know. This is one of those gadgets that are not only cool but also very helpful. This would be one of the best gadgets you could invest because it involves your safety. 

Skylight

Would you like to have some stargazing without leaving your home or even without getting out of your house? Having a skylight will be a great solution. Though the purpose of skylight is to increase the amount of sunlight in the room and makes the area more spacious. In addition, it is also used as ventilation. Typically, it is installed at kitchens and bathrooms for that purpose. But it can also be installed in an attic especially if it is used as a bedroom. Not only will it add light and dimension, but you will also be able to see the stars at night and can have your own session of stargazing in your own room.

Pet Features

If you are one who loves to have pets, why not add features in your house that will be beneficial for them? The most common is the pet door where they can go inside and out of the house. This also includes the kind of furniture and flooring. There are many available that is pet-friendly which mostly consists as durable and easy-to-clean. You can also give your pets their own furniture or toys for them to play. 

Pullout Storage

Having pullout storages is a good way for your house to have more space and be organized at the same time. This is especially if you have a small space and a lot of stuff. The best thing about this is that it is not limited to one room and can have at any place at your house.

Tankless Water Heater

If you do not want to have hot water always running out, a tankless water heater may be the solution. It also more energy efficient for it only heats water when you needed it and therefore saves you more money. In addition, it is cheaper than the tank ones and also safer because it does not cause any leak or spill. There are also more compact, so it is perfect if you are living in a home with a small space. 

How To Become a Minimalist At Home

The world is already complicated. But the problem is we made it more complicated through our lifestyles and choices. But we can make simple though and to do that is to get only what you need. The home will be a nice way to start that. You would think it is about the decorations, but it is not. It also includes our attitudes that will be used outside of the home. Here are some of them:

1. Declutter

Why is it important to declutter? Not only it will improve your home, but it will also improve your well being. There is a trend nowadays about decluttering and that if we declutter our house, we will be also decluttering our lives. It means that with all the stressors we have in our lives, the clutter at our home will just add to it. You do not need to wait for spring to have a general cleaning. Just look around you: countertops, tables, and even your bed. Also, check out your utensils and supplies. Maybe you have something in double or not used. If you have some things that you do not need lying around, you should get rid of it as soon as possible. You can throw it out or have it on sale. If you do have a lot of stuff and do use them, the organization is the key. If you have a lot of stuff that is on your table or countertops, you can have them stored in your drawers, cabinets, or organizers. You can also have them stored at storage containers to keep them in place.

2. Be simple with your design and furniture

You would know a minimalist by looking to one’s home. We would think that it will all white and traditional with fewer decorations. But that is not the case. You can keep it simple but still be colorful as long as it relaxes you and makes you happy. What is most important will be the usage and importance. Just stick with the basics like sofa and table for living room, bed for bedroom, table and chairs for the dining area, and so forth. Just have enough space for you to breathe and move around, and you can do this even if you have a smaller space. The secret to that is to have only the necessary items and do not take too much space like having few chairs in your living room. In case you need to have more because of visitors, why not get some that you will able to store when not in use. Being a minimalist does not also mean you will not decorate your home. You can but as said before, keep it simple. You can have simple framed paintings or pictures here and there and some bookshelves. Just remember to not overdo it for it might look like a mess than pleasing.

3. Be mindful on what you buy

Sometimes, we do not realize that we tend to horde. At times, you buy things you think you might need but after a while, it remains unused. Next time you go shopping, remember to think about things you will buy and to not get it on impulse. Not only it will save space in your home, but it will also save you money.