Florida Home, Sunrooms, Decor

-Summer Reset for Your Florida Home-

Florida homeowners will be spending more time than usual at home this summer. This is because most travel plans are on hold, public places are still requiring social distancing, and many businesses remain closed.  A summer reset for your Florida home could be an essential investment for enhancing your home life in 2020.

3 Simple Ways to Enhance and Enjoy Your Tampa Bay Home

Our real estate team has researched some of the latest Florida home trends and solutions for summer 2020. Here are a few ways for folks around Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco counties to optimize their home life this summer.

  • Rearrange and Repurpose: While new home buyers covet the flexibility of new spaces, it seems that longtime homeowners are set in their ways with systems and settings around the home. We forget that a bit of rearranging and repurposing could bring new life to a space.For example, if that rec room or yoga nook in your Florida home is not getting much use these days, it may be time to repurpose it into an office space or video conferencing area.  Also, think about upgrading your mudroom into a multi-functional “arrival zone” with organizational systems for stowing accessories (shoes, hats, masks, purses, leashes, keys, etc.), storing deliveries or boxes, and disinfecting stations.
  • Update and Decorate: Spending summers inside our air-conditioned homes can make us feel cooped up or bored. Updating your color scheme can have a positive effect on your mood.  If you want a calming effect, consider Classic Blue, which is Pantone’s 2020 color of the year. For cheer, add bright yellows and oranges. Consider simple additions like accent furniture, pillows, sheer curtains, or canvas rugs to lighten your mood.If you are missing your traditional summer vacation setting, consider hanging framed photography of that locale around your home. Redesigning a room with a coastal décor, western design, Mediterranean style, or a special theme may mentally take you to faraway vacation spots without leaving your couch.
  • Upgrade and Automate: Now that you are not spending your savings on vacation costs, why not use that extra money to invest in your home? Hot new automation technologies and appliances not only add value to your home, but they can also make life easier.Also, consider a sleek new washer with the latest smart features, settings, and disinfecting cycles. As for home-automation systems, consider the touch-less benefits of voice control over your home’s smart appliances, lighting systems, A/C systems, and other Wi-Fi connected devices.

Regardless of the current situation in our world, we hope these solutions help make your home a safe and relaxing sanctuary this summer.

As full-service real estate professionals, we would be happy to align you with local experts to help with your design projects. If you’re a Florida resident needing help finding the perfect home, investing, or selling your property, contact Dick and Karla Nielsen at 813-294-5786 today.