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The more advanced our technology becomes, the more we are able to integrate it into almost every part of our daily lives. We have smart cars, smart TVs, and smart homes. If you love technology and keeping up with the latest gadget trends, or if you just want to give your kitchen a futuristic upgrade, check out this post by New Life Bath and Kitchen at My Kukun! Here are some of the latest kitchen tech trends:
-Smart ovens- start pre-heating from your phone, or control temperature and cook time.
-Smart refrigerators- have cameras installed, so you can check the contents from your phone while you’re out shopping.
-Smart cookware- tracks temperature in real time and gives recipe help!
Different flooring has its pros and cons. Carpet is softer, doesn’t get as cold, and can bring comfort and homey-ness to a room. However, it can become easier dated, may stain easily, and is harder to clean. Hardwood floors are classic and elegant, bring higher property values, are MUCH easier to clean, and don’t become dated looking as quickly. But, they are more expensive, and they most likely will become scratched. For tips on minimizing the damage, check out this awesome post by The Flooring Girl:
-Take off shoes in the house
-Add entry mats at the door way, so water is not tracked in.
-Add felt pads to the bottoms of furniture
-Don’t use rolling chairs, or put an area rug under yours.
I’m at my happiest at home when: 1. My family/loved ones are all there, and we spend time together. 2. When it’s nice and clean and smells good and 3. When it’s fully decorated in a way that expresses my current style and aesthetics. There are tons of little tips and tricks to boost your mood in your home! Check out this post by Stylist for scientifically proven things you can do in your home to make it a happier place:
-Paint your bedroom blue- it leads to better sleep, less stress, and lower heart rate and blood pressure.
-Have your desk facing a window- being exposed to natural light will give you more energy and creativity
-Get a spider plant for your kitchen- it’s a natural air purifier and will help remove cooking smells
-Round, wooden/metal tables are much more inviting and improve social environments.