Four things every home needs
Every homeowner/dweller has their own unique style and that is exactly as it should be. Some people love a clean, simple, minimalist design; others feel more comfortable with a little bit of cozy chaos. But there are a few things that every home should have, regardless of the owner’s style.
A personality all its own
Homes take on the personality of those who live there, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have (and need) a little personality of their own. Maybe it’s a squeaky stair or a door that sticks. Maybe it’s a familiar smell or a mark on a wall. Sure, you can fix those things. But should you? Just like you, part of the charm of your house are its idiosyncrasies. It makes it yours, and we think a few imperfections make it perfectly homey.
We all need a little time on our own, and maybe the same is true of houses. Everyone, even that reliable place where you lay your head, could use a break. Have you considered going outside today and giving your house a little vacation? It’s nice out, and the fresh air will do you good. And every house could use a little time to be by itself.
You took our advice and gave your house a little vacation, but now we must insist that you don’t go too far. Because as much as a little quiet time can do your home good (and that walk outside helped you get a little exercise), ultimately, homes also have a needy side. Every good home requires someone to love it, take care of it and do all the little things that keep it safe and happy. Luckily, there are no diapers to change, and you don’t need obedience training, but you do need to take care of your home. Especially as its ages, your home will require support. This might mean greasing a hinge or it might mean replacing a roof, but we think a good home is worth the effort.
The right people
Have you ever been in a relationship with someone who was all wrong for you? Or been at a job you were truly terrible at? When you are in the wrong home, it’s not only hard on you, but it’s hard on your house. Every dwelling dreams of being a dream home and housing cherished memories. When you continue to live in a home that you don’t love, you are stealing its destiny. Sure, sometimes we must make relationships work temporarily. But ultimately, if you don’t love your house, maybe it’s time to give it a chance to find someone who will.