Susie Skog

Should You Buy a Luxury Home, or Build Your Own?

July 12, 2024

To build or buy? Here are the pros and cons of both options…

Buying Pros:

You know exactly what youre getting and can inspect the craftsmanship before you purchase it.

Its a faster and more convenient process.

Buying Cons:

Finding a house that has every feature you desire isnt easy. It could mean buying a home that needs updates.

Building Pros:

Every detail is customized just the way you want it, from the architectural style to the kitchen countertops.

Ensure your home is built with the best materials and equip it with state-of-the-art technology.

Building Cons:

Its a time-consuming process with plenty of decisions to be made and additional costs that always seem to pop up along the way.

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Declutter Your Home in 5 Easy Steps

July 11, 2024

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5 Ideas for Creating an Upscale Game Room

July 10, 2024

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4 Tips for Choosing Window Treatments

July 9, 2024

Heres how to find the right window treatments for any room.

Identify Your Goals

What do you want from your window treatments? Should they provide privacy, block out the sun or create a stylish look?

Consider your options

Depending on what functionality you need, the next step is to choose between curtains, shades, blinds or plantation shutters.

Find the Right Material

An exciting pattern can make a room pop, while light linen curtains offer a breezy feel that allows the sun in.

Look for Inspiration

Look at todays most popular styles for inspiration, from Roman shades that elegantly fold to floor-to-ceiling curtains that make a room feel bigger.

 

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Why Steam Rooms and Saunas Are Ideal for Health-Conscious Homebuyers

July 8, 2024

A high-end home should be able to improve your wellbeing. These days, there are plenty of new technologies geared toward this, like cutting-edge air and water purification systems. But equally sought after are saunas and steam rooms, which have been used for thousands of years. For many affluent homeowners, a private steam room or sauna is more than just a luxury, as it delivers numerous benefits to ones mental and physical wellbeing. Following are a few reasons why you may want to put this on your list of essential features in your next home.

Improved Cardiovascular Function
According to a 2018 study by the Mayo Clinic, regularly using a sauna (4-7 times per week) has been linked to improving blood pressure and reducing long term risk of cardiovascular disease. While you may not have time to get to your fitness club to use one several times a week, having a sauna in the privacy of your own home makes it significantly easier to incorporate into your routine.

Calm the Mind
Many people find that a quick steam room or sauna session helps to relax and leaves them in a better mood. In addition to the fact that youre forced to unplug and be with your thoughts,due to the fact that the elevated temperatures stimulate the release of endorphins, you leave feeling energized.

Post-Workout Recovery
Everyone gets sore after a difficult workout, but heat therapy is widely regarded as a means of diminishing that. Steam rooms, in particular, are a chosen method among athletes to relieve muscle soreness and recover quicker. So if you already have a home gym, you may want to add this feature to improve your post-workout routine.

Relieve Cold Symptoms
This time of year, theres nothing worse than the common cold knocking you out of commission for a few days. The good news is that evidence suggests that heat therapy can help boost the immune system, as well as relieve cold symptoms by clearing the sinuses and breaking up congestion in the lungs. Its hard enough to get out of bed when youre sick but having a steam room or sauna at home can have you on the mend in short time.

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