Keep Your Home Cozy

by Mona Kremin 08/25/2019

No matter the season keeping your home comfortable and cozy is vital to the quality of life you have at home. Having a desire to get out into the world and explore new activities, restaurants and friends is healthy for you, but so is wanting to spend time in your own home. Whether you just moved in or have been living in the house for a while, you should gain positive energy and feel rejuvenated in your home. There are many small things you can do to make your home the place you want to be to relax. Here are some first steps to get you started. 

Serene Colors

You can achieve warmth in your home using cool or warm tones. When making your paint selection find colors that make you feel relaxed and that pair well with each other. Having a striking shade in one room with little transition to the next can make places in your home uncomfortable. If you find yourself avoiding the room with the bright red or deep purple walls, try making a change to a warm neutral tone or cool blue-grey tone for a more relaxed vibe. 

Tactile Comfort

Add touches of tactile comfort to your rooms. For your living room or family, den considers investing in a comfy sofa or chair if you don’t already have one. Uncomfortable furniture can prevent you from wanting to hang out in your own house. Select window treatments that add warm texture and interest to your windows while allowing natural light in. For any room, you want to use to watch a movie or read a book make sure you have plenty of cozy throw pillows and blankets to make you want to curl up on the couch and relax. For any rooms or areas, you want to use to be productive make sure you have a comfortable work chair and maybe grab an extra pillow for lumbar support. 

Environmental Control

Air conditioning is a huge part of home comfort. Ensuring you perform routine maintenance on your air conditioner is essential. You want to be able to maintain your interior temperatures to keep yourself fresh in summer and warm in winter. If your home is too hot, you’ll find yourself avoiding it, if you can’t keep yourself warm without bundling up too much you won’t enjoy comfort and productivity at home during winter months.

Whether it’s a brand new home or has been your home for years, you should want to spend time at home, and it should positively affect your life, not negatively impact it. Taking steps to make your home comfortable for you is crucial. Start with little things like maintaining your homes cleanliness and lack of clutter and move on to adding additional touches of comfort with paint and textiles. With a few small changes and some routine maintenance, you’ll find your best home.

About the Author
Author

Mona Kremin

 Experienced Licensed Realtor since 1985 in Great Neck and the North Shore of Long Island. With this experience, Mona has become a local expert, exhibiting exceptional dedication to customer service, bringing key buyers and sellers together.  

After being a consistent multimillion dollar producer, and achieving Top Office Producer in 2000, Mona became the Sales Manager of one of the top offices on the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island. She has been managing agents for the past 17 years as well as providing her customers and clients with exceptional service. Keller Williams Realty is now fortunate to have her on their team. Her expertise has assisted in listing, negotiating and closing hundreds of deals. Her dedication and personal commitment to the profession is exemplified by her untiring work ethic. "Being a Realtor means more than listing and selling homes. It's about people, families, and their hopes and dreams. It's about a relationship based on trust, knowledge and experience. My customers can be assured that I'll always go that extra mile to make their experience the best they have ever had when buying or selling a home." Her best compliment is your referral, and she has had hundreds throughout her career.  

Her professional designations are extensive. She is a Licensed Associate Broker, a Member of the Long Island Board of Realtors, New York Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Senior Real Estate Specialist, and a Certified Buyer Representative. She has been on the Board of Directors of the Long Island Board of Realtors since 2004, and was the President of the Nassau North Shore Chapter from 2008 - 2010. She is now the Recording Secretary.  

Prior to her career in real estate, Mona graduated with honors with a Master of Arts from New York University. She is the past President of the Great Neck Chapter of Hadassah, receiving numerous awards and honors, including Woman of the Year.  

In addition to New York, Mona is now a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Florida, and is dually licensed with a Keller Williams office in Boca Raton.