Your home needs a strong foundation, both literally and figuratively. Building a home that truly supports your family is no easy task, but if you focus on your family’s needs and desires — instead of keeping up with the Joneses or living up to society’s expectations — you can create a space that meets your needs and helps your family grow.
- Does your family love to travel? What if you traded in your high mortgage payment on a big house for a smaller, less expensive home. Could you travel more together?
- Do your kids love music, art, karate, or dance? What if you turned that formal dining room into a studio? Would your children spend less time in front of screens and more time pursuing their passions?
- Does your family love to spend time outdoors? What if you added a covered porch, a DIY greenhouse, or a hot tub? Would that encourage you to spend more time outside all the year round?
- Do you and your partner love to spend a few uninterrupted moments each morning or evening sipping coffee or tea? What if you removed the TV from your room and created a seating nook for the two of you? Would that inspire you to connect more often without distractions?
These projects don’t have to cost a lot of money to have a huge impact on your health and happiness. So, what will you do to create a strong foundation for your family?