5 Reasons Why Home Design Matters

5 Reasons Why Home Design Matters

Your home is a true reflection of who you are, with your style and taste coming through in everything from your furnishings to the artwork on the walls. But these elements aren’t merely decorative – style and decor play an important role in the functionality and enjoyment of your home. A home needs to be functional and well-designed in order for it to be comfortable and inviting, or it loses its appeal. The look and feel of your home should be carefully considered as you work through your interior design scheme.

But being a busy person – juggling a career, family, and social life – it can be difficult to find the time to think about the design and functionality of your home.It can take a lot to make the modifications that will improve your life, both aesthetically and practically. Here are some things to consider about why your home design matters. We’ve put together a handy list of the five most compelling reasons to rethink your decor and invest in some redesign improvements or choose a more functional layout.

1) Design Makes Your Home Comfortable for You

You wouldn’t believe how many people feel that their home doesn’t fit them. They are constantly bumping into things, tripping over furniture, feeling cramped, or just plain uncomfortable. In any home, every single element must be taken into consideration. When designing your plan you need to ensure there is room to move around. Each person will have a designated place where they can put things away without disturbing anyone else in your family.

When done properly, your layout creates a space where you can live comfortably with plenty of places to put things out of sight when you’re not using them but close enough, so you don’t need to go far when it’s time to find something. Moreover, personalized decorating allows you to express yourself artistically, creating a unique environment suited specifically to your needs and tastes. Aesthetics can also provide subtle – but important – insights into who we are; research shows that simply viewing artworks affects our brain chemistry.

2) It Can Increase Your Property Value

When you consider selling your home, you may have a few regrets about how you decorated your space. But by then, it’s too late! The trick is to get it right when you’re moving in or renovating, and one of the best ways to do that is to work with an interior designer who can help you plan ahead and make every room functional and aesthetically pleasing. You want buyers looking at your home to think, Wow, I’d love to live here! Not only will making small design changes increase their admiration for your property – which can translate into higher offers – but certain upgrades and redesigns can actually boost its value by as much as 20 percent.

3) A Comfortable Home Promotes a Positive Lifestyle

You are going to spend the vast majority of your time at home, so it only makes sense that you want to make sure it’s a place where you can relax and be comfortable. If your home is messy, cramped, or otherwise not conducive to relaxation, you’re going to feel uneasy every time you set foot inside the house.

So, it only makes sense to do everything in your power to ensure that your home promotes a positive lifestyle with plenty of convenience and room for you to unwind. To achieve comfort in any space, whether it’s indoors or out, there are several considerations, including lighting, ventilation, privacy, and noise level. These elements combine to create an environment where stress does not exist!

4) A Well-Designed Home Feels More Luxurious

When you consider luxury items, you probably think of designer clothing, jewelry, or cars. You might not even connect luxury with your home, but that’s a mistake. As we’ve already discussed, having a home that’s easy to relax in and perfectly accommodating can help reduce stress and improve your quality of life. These factors make for more pleasant living experiences, which translate into greater happiness. And isn’t happiness what everyone really wants? The good news is that it doesn’t take millions of dollars to achieve luxurious comfort in your home; simple yet elegant design choices are all it takes! This is our specialty. 

From adding those interesting lighting fixtures that create an ambiance to choosing the perfect paint colors for your walls. There are endless ways to breathe new life into your living space and transform it from drab to fab. By simply bringing beauty into your everyday surroundings, you’ll become happier while making others around you feel relaxed and appreciated as well.

5) It Can Improve Your Mental Health

If you suffer from mental health issues such as depression or anxiety, it makes sense to look for ways to enhance your physical environment to improve how you feel mentally. Now we’re not talking about hiring an interior designer to spruce up your walls because a color change can’t actually treat a medical issue. But in general, design changes that help promote overall happiness and comfort have been shown to have significant effects on our mental health. The same way they positively impact other areas of our lives! Further personalized designing and decorating tweaks also show potential to benefit people who struggle with emotional disorders by increasing serotonin levels while providing feelings of calmness and contentment.

Creating an atmosphere that is relaxing and peaceful enough for you to be able to fully relax without worry or stress; this alone could lead towards an increased sense of wellbeing which ultimately helps reduce symptoms associated with various mental illnesses, including depression.

Conclusion

In conclusion, we’ve established that a home is a place where you spend most of your time, and a well-designed space will enhance your comfort and wellbeing. So if you’re feeling lethargic or unhappy in your own home, it makes sense to look into ways to spruce things up and make it feel more like a luxury retreat. If you’re planning to sell in the future, these improvements will also increase your property value, so they are particularly worthwhile!

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Liliam Vasquez

Liliam is the owner and creative mastermind behind The Staging Place. She earned her certification as a Stager and Colour Expert through Home Staging Resources (HSR) after more than five years in real estate investment. Being from a family of fine artists, Liliam inherited an eye for creating stylish, wowing spaces. This, combined with her attention to detail, contagious energy and commitment to clients, makes home staging a natural progression for Liliam.

Whether preparing a property for a quick sale or transforming a client’s home into their perfect haven, Liliam uses her passion for design, colour, art and home décor to bring out the best in any type of space. Her goal at The Staging Place is to combine her expertise, education and passion for good design to create impactful spaces that buyers are attracted to and homeowners never want to leave.

Liliam holds formal real estate education, a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a certificate in Adult and Continuing Education. Liliam has been a recognized leader in education since 1995. She has taught and managed various educational programs ranging from higher education to corporate training. Before coming to Canada Liliam was co-owner of the largest E.S.L. Training Academy for children in Eastern Venezuela. During her free time, Liliam enjoys traveling with her family, spending time with her dog Romeo and exploring ways to create financial independence.
  • Member of the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA)
  • Member of the American Society of Home Stagers and Redesigners
  • Member of the Collaborate Real Estate Edmonton Team

Rolando Davila

Rolando moved to Canada from Venezuela in 2004. He studied Civil Engineering at the University of Andes in his home town Merida and proceeded to work in large-scale capital projects in the Oil and Gas industry. Passionate about Project Management, Rolando completed a Project Management Certificate at McGill University in Montreal and completed his PMP designation in 2010. After 25 years in construction management, Rolando and his wife Liliam defined a different vision for their family and started Davas Real Estate  in 2014. Through it, they help home buyers and other investors find sound quality investments that gets them closer to achieving their financial ‘why’.

Before devoting his work full-time to Davas Real Estate Inc., Rolando fulfilled different managerial roles from Technical Services Manager, Project Manager, to Manager of Construction Services at different Engineering, Construction, and Oil & Gas companies including: Hatch Engineering, Suncor Energy, Aecon-Lockerbie, WorleyParsonsCord, and Williams Energy.

In his free time, Rolando loves to travel and enjoy fine dining around the world with his wife and daughter, Claudia. He and his wife also run a coaching and mentoring company that helps people set goals and create a game plan in pursuit of financial independence.

Claudia

Claudia Davila

Claudia is our photographer, videographer and home staging expert. Claudia graduated from the University of Alberta and received a BSc. in Civil Engineering. She also has a strong skill set in Social Media, videography, photography, and home styling. Her unique and versatile skill set will help us grow our social media presence through impactful photos and videos of our homes and help us style and stage homes. She helps us capture the beauty of the homes we stage or style. Her passion for styling places, capturing places and making them as beautiful as they are to someone who cannot see them live will for sure be a great asset to our company and our clients.

In her free time, Claudia loves to travel and enjoy fine dining.

Amelia Bracamonte

Amelia provides part-time support as assistant stager and gift basket designer. She has a background in fine arts and attended school at Western Kentucky University. Her love for flower arranging, Her eye for design and attention to detail give our staging vignettes and gift baskets the perfect touch!

During her free time, Amelia likes to paint, read and spend time with her friends and three granddaughters.