The thought of creating personal space for yourself at home might seem redundant. After all, isn’t home the ultimate place for oneself? Well, yes and no. Home is the ultimate place for family; however, as anyone with children knows, peace, quiet and privacy can be extremely hard to come by.
So today, as we celebrate national tea day, we want to think about how busy homeowners can create little nooks of their own, where they can sip that tea, coffee, or maybe even something a little more festive.
On a Porch or Deck
A sunny seat on your porch or deck can provide the perfect escape from sibling squabbles, video game explosions and the dog’s latest accidental shoe mauling. It’s accessible and requires very little to turn it into your personal getaway spot.
Simply claim a small area as your own. Tuck a comfy rocker, chaise or Muskoka chair into a corner, add some cushions and maybe even a spot where a throw can be hidden away for those chilly mornings (or evenings).
No matter how busy you are and how demanding your schedules is, it is equally important to have time to unwind. So, if you happen to be a bibliophile, we believe that you deserve a quiet nook at home where you can curl up with a hot cuppa and a good book. All you need is a bit of space, a comfy chair and good lighting.
If you literally want to stop and smell the roses (yes, we went there) when it’s time to unwind, then there’s nothing easier or more comforting than a garden bench or small café set nestled into the quiet space in your garden. Simply grab your tea (or whatever you prefer) and sit outside to admire nature’s handy work.
The Man cave/ Ma’am Cave
If you really need to take your escape plan to the next level, then you may want to think about creating a fully equipped sanctuary. Whether it’s a man cave or a ma’am cave ensure, that it’s pleasing to your eyes and filled with the things you love. Create a craft room or painting studio, make it a game room, a place to do yoga or anything else that puts a smile on your face.
These dedicated spaces can be created in a basement, garage or even from a shed in your backyard. What matters most is that it’s a place to call your own.