12/11/2018

How to Turn Your Home Into a Safe Haven


We all love our homes and returning from a long day at work and relaxing knowing that we are safe and protected in the property is one of the best feelings. However, no matter if you have an older or new home - there are a couple of things you will have to take care of if you would like to enjoy the time you spend at home in the company of your loved ones. Below you will find a few tips on how to turn your home into a safe haven and make the most out of its features and functionality.
Insulation
You want to spend as little on heating and air conditioning as possible, and this is why you will have to take care of the insulation. However, at the same time, you will also need to make sure that you are able to keep pollution and pests out, not to mention dampness and mold. You will have to look at your current insulation and find a way to improve it. From insulating your loft to adding underfloor heating, there are several ways you can make your home safer and more protected from the elements.
Backup Energy
It is also crucial that you don’t rely on the grid and make your home sustainable, providing continuity in case of home emergencies and severe weather. You might want to install a backup generator or simply get electricity through solar panels or wind turbines at the bottom of your garden and store it in a battery, just in case you will be cut off from the main sources and need to survive the night or even a few days.
Security
It is crucial that you pay attention to the security of your home, too. This is not restricted to burglar alarms and keeping an eye on your home when you are not there. There are several smart features that will help you feel safer in your home and prevent crime or other emergencies that can potentially ruin your relationship with your property. The latest technologies, such as LifeShield provide you with all-year-round protection and can be tailored to the location and the style of your family home.
Soft Furnishing
Living in a period home can be challenging. Maybe you don’t get the permission to change the windows or improve your insulation. Your best bet is getting some thermal curtains that will help you stay warm and avoid wind coming through the walls and the windows. You can also use soft furnishing to exclude draughts and improve the comfort level of your house on a budget.
Noise Insulation
Living close to a highway or a main road can make you feel uneasy when you go to bed. If you constantly wake up for traffic noise, or people passing by, chances are that you might want to install some noise insulation in your bedroom. This will help you get a good night’s rest and feel safer and better connected to your home.
Private Spaces
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Having a large family can be challenging if you have to share the same roof. The good news is that you will be able to design your home in a way that it is suitable for all generations. You can add a summer room where you can work without distraction or even entertain your guests while the kids are sleeping. If there are several generations living in the same house, you might want to add an additional bathroom and kitchen, so everyone feels like they have their own space.
Garden Design
We love spending time connected with nature, and having a relaxing garden can be a good way of finding peace. Add water features and support the local wildlife, so you can enjoy the best of all seasons. You might want to create a meditation bench where you can read a book, or a small nook that protects you from the rain and wind when you feel like spending the night outside. Focus on the privacy of your garden, as well. The last thing you want to experience is people peeking in while passing by.
Automation
To make your home more functional and comfortable, you can also implement some smart features that will allow you to control everything just as you like it. Get a smart home automation system that lets you check the energy efficiency of your house, keep an eye on your four-legged pets, or simply answer the door and let the delivery services know where to leave the package. Home automation will make your life easier and potentially cheaper.
Get Rid of Bad Vibes
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In case you just moved into a new home, or are looking to get rid of the remains of a past relationship, you will need to get rid of the clutter and the negative vibes. There are several great ways of getting started. Use crystals, herbs, and Feng Shui to allow positive energy to flow freely in your home and make you feel supported and safe. Rid yourself from the reminders of old habits, and you will feel free and safe.
Focus on Air Quality
Indoor air pollution is one of the invisible dangers of homes. You will need to make the most out of your cleaning schedule, but don’t forget about changing your air filters and getting your ducts professionally cleaned. Invest in a central or mobile air purifier. If you have pets and kids, you will need to get a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA cleaner, and maybe wash your carpets every couple of months.

There are several ways you can improve your life quality by improving your living space. Focus on safety, health, and security, and create spaces for every family member where they feel that they are respected and supported in whatever they would like to do. Make the most out of the available technology to turn your home into a safe haven you feel supported and relaxed in for many years to come.

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