Increasing your home’s appeal through design | Home Improvement – Connecticut News

Increasing your home’s appeal through design | Home Improvement – Connecticut News

(BPT) – When you think of where you are happiest in your home, is it a place where you can relax, where you enjoy socializing, or where you feel most productive? Most people associate positive feelings with their home — but more specifically, they associate positive emotions with certain parts of their home.

A new study commissioned by leading fireplace and grill manufacturer Napoleon examined the connection people have to different rooms in their home, and how the design of those rooms can have a direct correlation to their emotions. The research uncovered significant findings that can help homeowners create a more comfortable, welcoming home.

“Home is where we raise our families, celebrate holidays and rest our head at the end of a long day, so it’s no surprise we attribute specific emotions to different rooms in our home,” said Stephen Schroeter, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Napoleon. “By examining those emotional connections, we uncovered where the key hubs in a home are, and how to maximize memorable moments in those areas.”

Identifying “hot spots”

One of the main goals of the study was to identify a home’s “hot spots” — rooms or spaces associated with positive emotions and memories. When designed right — by overlapping key room dynamics — a hot spot can increase the overall satisfaction with one’s home. The most beloved rooms are designed to accommodate a balance of functionality, relaxation and socialization.

In the study, rooms qualified as a hot spot when at least 50 percent of…

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