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Staying relaxed amid the years busiest season with a clean, composed home

October 11, 2013

The kids are back at school, work has left the lazy dog days of summer behind and your weekends are sure to be full of errands, chores and snagging every last minute you can for yourself.

Engineered Hickory Hardwood FloorThe kids are back at school, work has left the lazy dog days of summer behind and your weekends are sure to be full of errands, chores and snagging every last minute you can for yourself. It's no wonder that, for all its beauty, so many folks find fall to be an overwhelming and exhausting time of year! One way to keep yourself relaxed is to be sure your home is in clean, composed and efficient operating order. This can be hard to do when you're shuttling children from school to soccer practice to school again the next morning (not to mention keeping on top of their homework assignments), but consider the part your home's décor and furnishings can play in creating a peaceful atmosphere. Consider these four suggestions.

1. Flooring. You want your home to look effortlessly gorgeous - who wouldn't? While a few coats of fresh paint will do wonders for the walls, one of the most important parts of your home's design is underfoot. We may not always be looking right at it, but a home's floor is hugely influential in its design and décor. For this reason, you may want to consider installing new hardwood flooring. Anderson Hardwood Floors knows how to do boards and planks to perfection, offering a variety of styles - like the Chestnut Hill collection - that are both evocative, elegant and built to last.

2. Cabinetry. We think of cabinetry as a key component in the kitchen or pantry, but shelving and cupboards are just as imperative throughout the rest of the house. Rather than stack things on floors or tables, utilize your shelving and show off your furnishings and brand new floor. De-cluttering your space will let you breathe easy and bring out the best in a room.

3. Desks. Whether you've got a home office that can be nightly transformed into a homework room, or perhaps your students get their work done in the bedroom, giving each of your children a specific space to get his or her work done is essential, so why not invest in a desk or two? Not only does this foster good study habits, it will give your child a sense of pride in his or her work and accomplishments.

4. The tub. Don't forget to pamper yourself just a bit. When you've got a spare few hours, take a soak in the tub to unwind. But don't settle for the same old bathroom you're used to. Grab some candles, new drapes or even install a new bathtub!