Design for destressing Everyone has their own way to de-stress.

For some it means relaxation, peace & quiet. For others, it’s about de-compressing from a hectic day. Some de-stress by hanging out with friends, and others seek to rejuvenate, or recharge. What you like to do while you unwind will help shape the ideal space. The secret is finding a place in your home that works for you.

If reading or watching a little TV is how you like to unwind, a sitting area in the primary bedroom may be the perfect answer. You may also want to consider a TV in your bathroom, whether you envision watching TV while soaking in the tub or simply catching the news headlines early in the morning while everyone else is asleep. Enjoy nature? Then covered outdoor living spaces will be high on your list. Balancing cost, aesthetics, low maintenance and durability are principal considerations for porches, decks and patios. If you like to work off stress by working out, an exercise room works for you!