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Setting Up a Relaxation Corner at Home

Last modified: 2018/10/03 | Approximate reading time 2 mins

Most people dream of having a room, or even a corner of their homes dedicated to relaxation and well-being. Everyone has their own ideas of what relaxation means, or what makes them feel zen. No need to live in a mansion to have your own place to get away from it all: has a few tips on how to set up a renovation corner at home:

First of all, you have to figure out what helps you wind down during periods of stress. There are no blanket solutions that work for everyone. Some people enjoy reading, others like to take a warm bath. Some are able to clear their thoughts through mediation while others need to move a bit more with activities such as yoga. The possibilities are endless: gym, spa, yoga room, etc...

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Before you start making plans for your relaxation corner

Once you have decided which type of environment you want to create, you will have to determine how much space you have and what type of layout you want to create. Where will your relaxation corner be located? Basement? Attic? Garage? 

There are ways to make it work in any part of the house. You just have to make sure that this particular area can be easily adapted, especially if your new decor requires extra plumbing or electricity.

If you want to install heavy appliances, such as a treadmill or a hot tub, you will have to check if your floor is strong enough to sustain the extra weight (Hot tubs weigh approx. 3000 pounds without counting the extra weight added when people climb into it). 

Hot tubs, baths and fountains create humidity: check that the area is well ventilated otherwise you might have problems with mould. When in doubt about the feasibility of such a project, contact an expert.

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Why a relaxation corner is a worthy investment

If you choose to get a spa or a Jacuzzi for your house, besides having a relaxing space, you will then a conviviality space, perfect for your family or buddy moment. Grills in the summer and Jacuzzi in the winter could become your daily favourite habits. Relaxation corners convey warmth and luxury. However, this does not mean that you have to spend a fortune setting up your own space.

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So many things work for different budgets:

- To create a nice meditation room, install a carpet and add a few pillows. Paint the walls with soothing colours and choose light fixtures which give out a nice, warm, light.

- If you have more money, build a sauna. Not only will you be able to enjoy the benefits of using the sauna, it will also add value to your home when you decide to sell it. - A gas-powered fireplace makes for a nice addition to a reading nook.

- Save money and time by creating your own gym at home. Exercise can be one of the best ways to relax. In building your gym at home, you will save monthly costs and time spent commuting from one place to another. Start with a mat, some free weights, a stabilizing ball, a horizontal bench and a treadmill or a stationary bike.

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