New Year, New Me! We are sure you have probably heard that hundreds of times already this year, and we are not sure about you, but we have a hard time not rolling our eyes to it. What does it actually mean? Are you just thinking about your health and your diet? Did you know your house can play a significant role in your mood?
The psychology of home remodeling is an interesting one. Depending on the colors you paint your home, how closed off a room is, and how a lack of storage causing clutter can affect your mental state. That’s why we’re switching it up this year and going with “New Year, NEW HOME!”
First, let’s talk about the importance of our environment. As humans, we have an innate desire to create a space that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. We want our homes to reflect our personalities and provide a sense of comfort and security. When our environment is cluttered, disorganized, or just plain uninviting, it can have a negative impact on our mood and mental health.
The good news is that making small and large changes to your home can be a game-changer. Simply rearranging furniture, adding a fresh coat of paint, or introducing new decor can make a world of difference. However, if you’re looking for a more significant change, a home remodel might be just what you need.
Although a home remodel may seem daunting, the benefits are well worth it. Not only will you be creating a space tailored to your needs and aesthetics, but you’ll also be improving your mental health. Let’s explore some of the ways our Northern Colorado remodeling pros at Christie’s Design/Build Remodeling can help positively impact your mood.
1. Boosts Productivity: Your environment plays a critical role in your ability to focus and be productive. A cluttered and disorganized space can lead to distractions and decreased motivation. A home remodel that considers your work needs can help create a space where you can be productive and efficient.
Some of our favorite remodeling projects our team of Colorado contractors like to add for some storage in your home are:
- Replace small cabinets and distracting soffits in your kitchen with cabinets that go to the ceiling.
- Remodel your unfinished basement and include storage solutions.
- Add built-in cabinets to open walls.
2. Reduces Stress: Our homes are our sanctuaries, especially after a long day in the Northern Colorado sun. They are the places where we seek refuge from the outside world, feel most comfortable, and truly be ourselves. A home remodel can create a space that promotes relaxation and reduces stress. For example:
- Adding a spa-like bathroom to escape a long day.
- Creating a cozy reading nook can help create a sense of calmness.
- Remodeling your basement into a home theater hideaway.
- Build out a bright and airy sunroom for entertaining.
3. Enhances Creativity: A home remodel can also foster creativity. By creating a unique and inspiring space, you’ll be more likely to feel inspired and motivated to pursue your passions and hobbies.
Did you know that the color of a room can provoke changes in your mood? That’s right! If you want to brighten up your kitchen or living room, think of colors that evoke the feeling of energy and warmth, like warmer tones. Conversely, if you are looking to create a space that is more calming, like a bathroom, paint the walls with cool or neutral colors.
We know it sounds crazy, but a lot of research has gone into the psychology of color, and it’s fascinating. Check out this article from Mental Health America for more information, and who knows, maybe we will make our own blog out of it one day!
4. Improves Socialization: Our environment can also impact our social lives. A home remodel that takes into account your social needs can help create a space that promotes socialization and connection. For example, an open-concept kitchen or a game room can be great spaces for entertaining friends and family.
5. Increases Self-Esteem: Finally, a home remodel can improve your self-esteem. According to Home & Garden, around 80% of people are embarrassed by their homes. Not wanting people in your home to celebrate life can be really hard. Being ashamed of the way your house looks, whether that is because of your own design choices or a lack of time to make any of the needed repairs on your “to-do” list, can be taxing. When you create a space that reflects your personality and style, you’ll undoubtedly feel more confident.
The psychology of home remodeling is all about creating a space that positively impacts your mental health. Whether you’re looking to boost productivity, reduce stress, enhance creativity, improve socialization, or increase self-esteem, a home remodel can help you achieve your goals. So, if you’re feeling stuck or unhappy with your current living space, contact Christie’s Design/Build Remodeling, your Northern Colordo remodeling pros, today. It might just be the change you need to improve your overall well-being!
Love this blog? Check out one of our last blogs, 5 Unique Home Remodeling Ideas You’ll Want To Steal, for more ideas!