Five Things That Make Us Happy With Our Homes

According to a survey conducted by houzz.com, here are five things that consistently make people happy with their homes.

 1. Big windows and comfortable furniture: Nearly 75 percent of respondents listed these two items as major difference-makers. Its a no-brainer—people like lots of light and a good place to relax.

 2. A big-screen TV: This is more likely to be a key feature for men than women. 40 percent of men said having a big-screen TV makes them happy with their homes, compared to just 17 percent of women.

 3. Overall design and layout : 87 percent of the 6,000 people surveyed said the design of the home is a major contributor to overall happiness. If youre unhappy with your home and theres a project youve been wanting to tackle, get to it!

 4. Home cookin: 39 percent of respondents said the scent of good cooking or baking made them happiest. Clearly, it helps to have a capable chef around the house!

 5. Keep it tidy: 72 percent of homeowners said theyre happiest when their houses are clean and well-organized. If you want to be happier with your home, try having a place for everything, and put everything in its place.

About the Author
A farm girl from Colborne, I got to know the Kingston area as a university student, and gravitated back to the area in 2016.
With a passion for helping others, I'm eager to help with your home buying and selling needs in the Kingston area. Previously an artisan entrepreneur and software consultant, I use the marketing, tech, and customer service skills I gained to help you sell and find the right home with honesty and integrity.
When not helping clients, I enjoy time outdoors and volunteering for community organizations on Amherst Island, where I live with my husband and two children.