Coming home after a long, stressful day is one of the little things you look forward to each day. But sometimes, even when you just hang around at home, you don’t feel as relaxed as you want You can remedy this by making some renovations. These simple additions transform your house into an oasis where you can achieve maximum relaxation.
A meditation nook clears your mind and releases the tension from your body. You can turn it into a personal yoga space as well. Lay down a mat, put on calming music, and light some aromatherapy scented candles to help you get into the right headspace. An essential oil diffuser is a nice addition to your yoga room, too. Multiple studies have confirmed that the smell of lavender helps people relax, which is why it’s one of the most popular essential oils. So if you want to relieve your anxiety or dispel tension in your body, lavender scents may be helpful as you do your poses.
If you’re not into yoga, then you don’t have to do the poses. Your meditation nook can be your quiet place. You can go here if you want to be alone with your thoughts and maybe write in a journal, or you could just sit and relax.
A similar room addition that offers solitude is a man cave or she shed.
Man Cave/She Shed
This room addition can be your little sanctuary when you want to escape your responsibilities. Use it as a game room, hobby room, bar area, a library, or anything you want. It’s a space where you can you do activities you enjoy, so you can kick back and relax without interruption.
You can easily repurpose one of the unused rooms, the basement, or the old garden shed into the room you want. Make sure to learn about the process first before you start. You can also hire a contractor if you’re not up for a DIY project.
Some people find their bathrooms as the most relaxing part of their home. If you’re the kind of person who takes baths to unwind, hot tubs may be your new best friend.
Jetted Hot Tubs
Don’t worry about getting a jetted tub in Salt Lake City and other places with an arid climate because it’ll still beneficial in warm weather. Taking a hot bath can help you acclimate better to the heat, especially if you lead an active lifestyle.
Decades of research suggest that hot baths improve blood circulation and sleep quality. And a recent preliminary research reveals that regular immersion in warm water has potential positive impacts on the body’s glucose levels. The study claims that the effect of hot baths is comparable to the benefits of frequent exercise, although this is still up for further investigation.
The tub jets water in a massage-like pressure to relieve muscle aches, which can be beneficial for those suffering from arthritis and other joint pains.
Other room additions that can turn your house into a relaxing oasis are a personal gym, massage room, pool, entertainment room, and many more. Some may sound pricey, but if you explore your options, they may not be as costly as they seem. If adding at least one of these features makes your house feel more peaceful, there’s no reason not to go for it.