Monday, July 11, 2022

8 Easy Ways to Make Your Home More Relaxing and Productive



8 Easy Ways to Make Your Home More Relaxing and Productive


    Home offices aren't always the most relaxing places. But with a few simple and inexpensive changes, you can turn your Meridian, ID home office into an oasis of calm — making you more focused and less stressed. Whether you want to de-clutter, bring in more natural light, or create spaces for hobbies, here are eight easy ways to make your home more relaxing and productive.

1. Change the Layout

Feng shui is an ancient Chinese practice of arranging space for better energy flow. To apply it in your home, create a layout balanced with five elements: water, fire, earth, metal, and wood. 

2. Add Plants

You don't need to live in a greenhouse to enjoy nature. Plants help purify indoor air and make you feel happier while increasing productivity. Choose a few of your favorites, such as bamboo palms or fiddle leaf figs. Alternatively, select a succulent or other easy-to-care-for plant.

3. Install Natural Light

To make your home more relaxing, consider maximizing natural light through windows by removing dark drapes or painting walls in a lighter color. If you want a space that fosters creativity, sitting near natural rather than artificial light can boost your mood and productivity.

4. Clear Your Workspace

If you work from home, a dedicated workspace away from distractions is key. Having an area that's free of clutter and ready for work is vital for getting things done. This doesn't mean you need an expensive desk in a separate room. Even a large coffee table or space on your dining room table can make a big difference.

5. De-clutter

Start by decluttering anything that doesn't spark joy. That might mean a set of dumbbells or a seldom-used treadmill. Then tackle items in miscellaneous piles: small appliances, spare chargers for devices, or mail you don't need to keep.

6. Create a Hobby Space

To make your hobby a relaxing escape, create a designated space in your home where you can do it. It could be a corner of an unused room or even just one part of a room already used for another purpose. The key is to have enough privacy to get lost in your project for hours without distractions to boost your mood and creativity.

7. Create an Adult Wellness Space

Making a wellness space helps you stay on track for fitness goals by reinforcing healthy habits, such as meditation or yoga. A wellness space can be any area of your home dedicated to relaxation, whether an entire room or just a corner of your bedroom. Transform a corner into a zen oasis with simple additions, such as soft lighting, soothing colors, and fresh flowers.

8. Focus on Floors

Thicker flooring, such as hardwood or laminate, can provide extra padding underfoot. If you're looking to create an open-concept floor plan for your office, update your floors with fewer transitions. Removing a wall between two rooms, for example, can transform the atmosphere of a space.

Relax and Be More Productive

    Regardless of what space you're trying to make more comfortable, these tips can help you relax and become more productive. Visit Capell Flooring and Interiors, specialists in creating new spaces and flooring in Meridian.

-Guest Writer: Patrick Young

Friday, July 1, 2022

Welcome to July 2022 | Capell Flooring and Interiors

Dear Friends, 

Summer is in full swing now and with things falling back into something resembling normal, life can seem like one barbeque after another.  We’ll take that!  Summer holidays are a great time to come together with friends, or with family, or sometimes with your whole city!  We’ve listed every reason we could find to celebrate and listed them on our calendar so we don’t miss an opportunity.

Here at Capell Flooring, we want to make sure your floors can stand up to the added traffic of an impromptu summer get-together, or a well-planned party. That’s why we stock a wide selection of quality products, and why every one of our employees makes it their mission to help you choose the product that will best suit your needs and budget. It also means you can rest easy any time you refer your friends, family, or coworkers to us because you know they’ll be taken care of. If you have any questions about the flooring options that are best for your home – or just want to stop in to say hi or see what’s new – we’d love to see you. 

Thank you once again for taking the time to read the Neighborhood Advisor. We hope you enjoy it, and we look forward to hearing from you!

Your friend,

Matt Capell