Own your space is something I hear Joanna Gaines speak, blog, and post about a lot. Her logic on this topic brings exceptional insight to loving the space that you’re in and owning it. She speaks on creating unique spaces for her clients and the love she has for taking traditional spaces and making them nontraditional. Use things in uncommon ways to create an inspiring and stimulating environment. Not only can we do this at home but also at work. So when you’re thinking about your spaces remember this:
“Think outside the box and throw any and all expectations out the window. When you allow yourself to just think about the needs of your family rather than the expectations of the world outside, you will find yourself being more successful and creative when designing for you and yours. Remember, it is your space. Own it.” – Joanna Gaines, AT HOME a blog by Joanna Gaines
Once you’ve created a comfortable yet insightful space for you and your family think about your indoor air quality. Air quality can truly make your environment healthy and immensely improve your quality of life.
- HVAC cleaning. For the love of all that is holy, get your duct system cleaned! If you read the blog post from yesterday, you know just how much filth builds up in those and it’s disgusting. How many people want to breathe in 40 pounds of dust? No one. You’re duct system needs to be PROFESSIONALLY cleaned at least once per year. This will eliminate and dust or debris in there as well as improve indoor health, reduce the risk of mold growth, and save you $$$. Sounds like a win-win.
- Floor Cleaning. Clean your floors regularly. Vacuuming and mopping should be done at least once a week, two times a week is recommended. Floors can harbor some pretty disgusting things. Professional cleaning should be done at least, I repeat, AT LEAST once a year. This will improve the look and health of your home and will extend the life of your carpet.
- Plants. I never knew this but, did you know, there are certain plants that can actually eliminate airborne toxins. Mind blown! Our corporate blog states the following as
excellent options; aloe, English ivy, spider plants, variegated snake plants, peace lilies, chrysanthemums, azaleas, Chinese evergreens, and bamboo palms. Make sure you are aware of toxicity for the sake of your animals. Click the link to the right to navigate to another website that will inform you on plant toxicity.
In a nutshell, design and indoor air quality can help you unleash your inner Joanna Gaines. Not only will your space look incredible but the environment will be healthy and pristine.