I know, but if you are like me, natural light is also great for your mood too.
So from my research, here is what I have learned:
Depending on your architectural style skylights might or might not work for you. If you can, go & experience skylights first hand....and then let your creativity take over!
Have a great weekend peeps! And stay curious!
Quick & dirty comparison of skylight vs. solar tubes.
So really, how much stuff do you use in a year, not counting reuse of the same thing?
Did you know that average American home has between 200,000-300,000 items in it? And we wonder why we cannot find stuff, talk about an inventory control problem!
So, again, what do I really need (NOT WANT)?
I thought about it and realized, not much, was even less before we had kids.
One couple spent a year going through ALL belongs, room by room. They dated each item. If the item had not been used in 365 days, they let it go. This was their 365 day rule. Sounds bloody marvelous.
Their only exception is heirlooms--of which they sorted through and chose their favorites. Rather than keeping all 107 childhood books, they kept 10, and so on.
Most that choose to downsize this drastically do it to more to a tiny home. My closest comparison is moving continents, but I know I left a trail of possessions in my path as well.
The more full my life gets, the more things to get done, the more a tiny home appeals to me. Does anyone else feel the same?
What is your motivation for making life more simple and streamlined?
Whatever the reason, don't give up, go for it!
"We are living our lives with more intention, clarity, & awareness -- which is empowering."
This tiny home is always spurring me to learn more about skylights. More on that next week.
Have you ever had one of those weeks where you are thinking, URGH! It is over yet? How do I escape those that make uninformed decisions? How do I find calm?
That is my week. I am trying to search for sanity it seems. As usual, I over analyze & it got me thinking. Does our home calm me or stress me out? Or is there a specific place in our house that I find calming?
When I look around our home, and ponder these points, I realize that most of our waking time is spent in one space in our home — the living room & kitchen, which is one large open free flow space. The space has become our own — We maximize the natural light with light colored walls and have lamps around the room (the overhead light is not used and we have pondered removing it altogether). From the natural edge mantel to the corner where the kids toys always accumulate. It’s our welcoming space. It seems to be the perfect spot for meeting as a family and with friends. It’s the heart of our home. I hope you are happy with yours.
Have a good weekend peeps!
Hi, I am Summer, real estate agent in NE Iowa. This blog is about life, of which Real Estate is a part of. Happy reading!