Better Home: Better Life Workshop
Wednesday, September 23 from 7-8:30PM
Realty Works Meeting Center
124 Main Street in Collinsville
I’ve spent more than four decades working with people in Greater Hartford and the Farmington Valley to make their good homes better. In that time I’ve come to recognize five recurring themes in that work. Let’s call them “Great Spaces.”
I’ve been in so many homes where some or all of these spaces just aren’t working. In this workshop we’ll visit each of the five ‘great spaces’ and I’ll show examples of what goes into making them work.
The workshop will involve you in discovering opportunities to improve each of these great spaces in your own home. We’ll also talk about how new levels of comfort, health, durability, and energy efficiency are being baked into the projects we are doing.
Join us to discover how to create these great spaces in your home.
THE FIVE GREAT SPACES
1. An inviting and accommodating entry that welcomes everyone
Space to meet and greet guests, for family to come and go with functional accommodation for all the things we need to drop off, then pick up again on the way back out.
2. A kitchen oriented social hub with adjacent spaces to eat and gather
A workshop kitchen with folks nearby but not in the way, open to a dining table and from there to cozy furniture that invites you to relax and visit
3. Outdoor rooms that connect with central indoor activity areas
It should be as easy and inviting to live outdoors and step into these "outdoor rooms" as it is to travel from the dining to the living room. It's about indoors flowing outdoors both visually and physically.
4. A Master Suite retreat that begins and ends your day in solitude
You deserve a sanctuary that accommodates a cozy bedroom, an ample closet and dressing space, and a bathroom your happy to spend time in. A space to unwind and renew.
5. Spaces that nurture the interests of every household member
Some seek a quiet retreat. Others desire an open playspace for friends. It could be a place to craft or create. It's nice to have room to exercise or meditate. These places encourage everyone to find a space for themselves.
Your home deserves each of these great spaces.
Start with an easy to recognize and welcoming meet and greet, “honey I’m home” entry that is equal parts beauty and function and flows easily in both directions, inside and out.
Add a suite of open spaces for informal social gathering anchored by a kitchen hub that moves the farm to the family table and invites everyone on and in to cozy up on the couch. Extend indoor living with seasonally active “outdoor rooms” that flow directly and share views with central activity areas.
Retreat to a master suite with a sequence of bedroom, dressing, and bathing spaces that ease you into and back out of your day. Satisfy personal needs with “bliss spaces” that support health in all its dimensions: spaces to muse quietly, to play noisily, to craft creatively, to exercise vigorously.
Offer contemplative space for concentrated work. Establish organized space to maintain order and manage household activities. Accommodate your guests graciously.
Finally add levels of comfort, health, durability, and exceptional energy efficiency.
Ready for change but don’t know where to start? We’ve made it easy for you to take the first step.
Our “Project Snapshot” clears your path to a great home. You’ll learn all you need to know to make your way forward. You’ll gain insights that bring the possibilities into focus. You’ll have a roadmap and itinerary to lead your way.
Scheduling a Project Snapshot makes it easy to take this first step forward
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