Kids get to run and play and do anything they want without being judged. They are just children, after all. Adults have to mature and grow up quickly because it isn’t cool to keep a sense of childlike wonder. Let’s face it – immaturity doesn’t help pay the bills or put food on the table. As a result, lots of us lose touch with the things which once put the cherry on top of the icing that is life. As sad as it sounds, it’s true.
Don’t believe it? Okay then, take a quick look around your home. What do you see? The chances are there won’t be much that makes you smile. Sure, the interior is beautiful and polished, but the only fun features are in the kid’s rooms. Grown-ups spend too much time stressing to come home and be miserable there also. With this in mind, it’s time to put the excitement back into your home.
These are the tips and tricks which every homeowner should keep in mind.
It’s a cliché but there is no need to worry about being another generic property owner. For one thing, the majority of grown-ups doesn’t have the time or space for a games room. It’s their loss, though, because, as the name suggests, there isn’t anything as entertaining in the whole of the house. Picture the scene. Work has been terrible and you need to take the edge off the day but can’t be bothered going for a drink. Instead, you come home, hit the bar downstairs, and rack up a game of pool and blow off steam. With the home cinema system, you can let the screens emit background noise and slowly massage the knots out of your body. The trick is to include activities and features which are fun. For example, don’t spend a fortune on retro arcade games if you don’t like Ms Pacman.
One of the biggest pet peeves about owning a house is the lack of storage. Honestly, it’s enough to keep people awake at night wondering “where am I going to put the pots and pans?!” Thankfully, there is a simple solution, and it’s called understairs storage. Basically, all you have to do is hollow out the area underneath the staircase and install roll-out drawers. Then, fill them with anything that needs a home or that is cluttering up space. Not only does it solve a practical problem, but it brings a smile to the face. For starters, there is something wonderful about answering a question with the phrase “under the stairs.” Secondly, it’s very villain-like, almost like a revolving fireplace or bookshelf in a James Bond movie.
Chandeliers are expensive and a little too formal. It’s the type of thing you’d find at a posh manor house in the countryside. No, they are not for the average person, unless there is a twist. In this case, there is a massive kicker which involves lighting, glass, and alcohol. Before we go any further, you already know this is the fixture the home has been missing all these years. The key is to take empty liquor bottles and put them on a piece of glass and suspend them from the ceiling. If you do this three times, the shape is a pyramid and looks spectacular. Plus, the light refracts through the glass and gives off an amazing vibe. Just looking at it will make you think wow. It will also get you to reevaluate how much beer you drink, but that’s a different problem for another day!
Bean Bag Chair
The main aim should be to mix fun with relaxation. Otherwise, there is no way to clock off after clocking out of your shift. Playing games is an option, yet it involves standing on your feet and concentrating. What is great is sprawling out on the floor and doing absolutely nothing. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the bean bag chair. Filled with air and beans, it feels like floating on a cloud. And, experts such as Fombag have a variety so there is no need to skimp out on the style. Anyone that says “just sit on the sofa” totally misses the point because a bean bag chair takes you back to your childhood. Sure, it’s not all rainbows and picnics, particularly when you get stuck trying to stand up! Still, the pros often outweigh the cons.
A spiral staircase is dramatic. To climb one on a daily basis is a heap of fun because it’s different. So, the fact that there is one in your house (?) is a step in the right direction. However, there is no need to stand still and admire your work. Instead, it is possible to take it to the next level and add a slide. Now, if there is anything as enjoyable in the world as a slide, no one has produced the evidence as of yet. Tumbling to the bottom is instant gratification. With one in your home, you don’t have to travel to the park to participate either. Simply get ready, walk to the top of the stairs, and be prepared to say “wheeee!” Don’t worry about the aesthetics because it is only small and fits perfectly next to the spirals.
But this isn’t just any old hammock. No siree, Bob. This is a piece of netting that suspends from the ceiling and overlooks the living room. If it sounds silly, it’s because it is a little adventurous. However, it isn’t dangerous in the slightest as long as everything is fitted properly. Imagine relaxing reading a book while the house underneath you goes about its day. It seems pretty cool, right? To be honest, a hammock anywhere in the house is a nice attraction as it is different. A piece of advice: try to keep it in-house. Otherwise, you will lose the enjoyment factor.
Is your home a little boring? The question is, are you ready to change?