Imagine kicking back with a good book at a quiet retreat. Or breathing in the crisp, fresh air at a cottage rental. It sounds like a wonderful break, doesn’t it? But, don’t you just hate that awful feeling of going back to your demanding home when the trip has to end?
Things could be different! With a few tweaks, you could maximise your home comfort and live like you’re on vacation without even having to travel.
Where to start
You can start by asking yourself: What do you love most about a hotel or vacation rental? Is it cosy? Is it the peace and quiet? Or maybe it’s the fresh air?
It may be a surprise to you, but achieving these luxuries largely comes down to insulation.
By insulating your home, you can easily maintain an enjoyable temperature inside, in spite of the changes outside. This means that:
When it’s scorching outdoors, insulation keeps hot air away so that it feels cool and breezy.
When it gets chilly, it preserves the warmth inside to ensure that the house feels nice and cosy.
Limiting temperature fluctuations also allows you to support comfortable levels of humidity indoors, which promotes a healthier and more pleasant indoor environment.
You know that feeling when you’re on vacation? The one where the air feels clearer and crisper, where it feels like your allergies have vanished, and you could simply drift off to sleep without a care in the world? You can have perfect indoor temperature and humidity to thank for that.
What proper insulation can do for you
What’s more, proper insulation protects you from unwanted noise. Forget about the hustle and bustle of the city when you kick back and relax in your insulated home.
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of indulging in a cosy getaway and having your trouble melt away. But instead of travelling the world all year round, why not capture that holiday spirit in your very own home?
A vacation gives you the freedom to take your mind off work-related worries and get some much needed rest and relaxation. The next time you’re planning a vacation, perhaps what you really need is a stress free home you’ll want to live in.
Interested in how a better indoor environment when you're back at home can improve your wellbeing? Learn more.
1. Ralph Ryback M.D., 2016, “The Powerful Psychology Behind Cleanliness”: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-truisms-wellness/201607/the-powerful-psychology-behind-cleanliness
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