You want your house to feel like a home. It should be somewhere you go to feel perfectly at ease. Unfortunately, that’s not always what happens, though. In fact, many people feel like strangers in their homes. What’s going on?
In this post, we find out. We take a look at some of the reasons why your current home just doesn’t feel right and what you can do about it.
You Don’t Have Enough Natural Light
Natural light is incredibly important for regulating how you feel. If you don’t get enough of it, it can make you feel tired and uneasy.
Check that you’re getting enough light into your home. If you have small windows, consider adding mirrors to your walls so you can reflect more light back into the room. If that’s not an option, fit natural light-mimicking LEDs to replace the sun.
The Layout Is Wrong
Another reason your home might feel a little off is that the layout is wrong. While it might not have been a problem in your younger days, it’s an issue right now.
Of course, there’s not a great deal you can do to resolve layout issues in your current home short of knocking down walls and building them up elsewhere. But you could sell your property and then engage in a build process that gets you the exact home you want.
You Don’t Have A Yard
Lacking a yard is another reason why people sometimes feel like strangers in their own homes. Yards are essential for getting natural daylight and escaping the confines of your four walls.
The great thing about yards is how easy they are to maintain. Just a small patio and some shrubs are often enough to make you feel closer to nature.
Your House Is Sick
Of course, the reason you feel “off” could be because your house is sick in some way. For instance, it might contain toxic chemicals from a previous owner or renovation. There could be a damp problem. Or you might have bacteria lurking in your AC.
Whatever it is, it’s a good idea to conduct a full investigation. Invite specialists to your home to take measurements and look for problems. Usually, you can address issues quickly without eating into your monthly budget too much.
There’s Nothing Warm And Cozy About Your Place
Homes should feel warm and cozy. When they don’t, it affects how you feel.
Take a look at your interiors and ask whether they are too minimalist, industrial, or brutalist for your tastes. If they are different from how you grew up in the past, try to modify them so that they are more familiar. This way, you’ll feel less inclined to go somewhere new.
You’re Miles Away From Everyone You Know
Lastly, your home might not feel right because you’re so far away from everyone else you know. If you’re cut off from friends and family, it can make you feel isolated and even depressed. Again the solution is to have plenty of video calls with them or just move closer.