Posted 25 Jun, 2020
How to transform your home to suit your hobbies
Do you have hobbies that you wish you could explore from the comfort of your home? You can! By incorporating rooms with dedicated themes, you can set yourself up for fun activities in areas designed for optimal enjoyment.
We're sharing tips on creating spaces like a backyard retreat, recording studio, painter's studio, and game room for the ultimate home hobby experience. Keep reading for more information.
How to create a backyard retreat
If you love nature but hate experiencing it publicly, consider creating a backyard oasis at home. Items that help you relax may include cozy furniture and comfortable furnishings. Having the right elements come together, creates a lovely place to breathe, destress and unwind. Add privacy and greenery to your space with tall hedges for summer seclusion or a fence for year-round screening.
Incorporate tranquil sounds into your retreat area by adding a water feature like a waterfall or water bubbler. When you close your eyes and listen, you’ll feel like you’re by a peaceful river or babbling brook.
How to set up a home recording studio
Hobbies like singing, playing instruments, and recording music need their own space so that you don’t disturb family members or neighbours. When creating a home recording studio, the first thing to invest in is proper soundproofing. This can be a DIY project using weather stripping, foam wall coverings, and rugs to absorb sound.
Next, set up your workspace with electronics. Include things like a computer with recording software, microphones, cables to connect everything, and headphones. Lastly, bring in your instruments and create safe places to store them when not in use. For instance, invest in hooks to hang guitars or other instruments on walls or purchase stands so that your equipment doesn’t have to sit on the floor.
How to create a painter's studio
Painting is a relaxing hobby that you can do almost anywhere. However, the more serious you become about your activity, the more supplies you tend to collect. Also, setting up in a new space every time you create can be troublesome. In addition to paint, an easel, paint smock, and brushes, some items will make your experience more enjoyable.
For instance, put together your at-home art studio with things like multifunctional furniture pieces that give you a place to sit and store materials. You’ll also need to make sure that your room has proper ventilation and great lighting. If daylight isn’t ideal in your space, consider adding light fixtures to compensate for any dark areas. Lamps will also give you the option to paint at night with a bright atmosphere.
Ultimate game room ideas
Quarantine and social distancing protocols have encouraged many of us to stay at home and have fun. Create an epic game room that you’ll never want to leave by tailoring the environment to your favourite pastimes.
For example, for a vintage appeal, try collecting classic arcade games and pinball machines for your space. You can also incorporate items like an air hockey table, pool table, shuffleboard, or dartboard for team competitions.
Physical activity can be achieved by turning one of your walls into a rock climbing wall or hanging a rope ladder from the ceiling. Always remember to secure these types of items carefully to avoid injury.
You'll likely need refreshments to go with your gaming, so setting up a small fridge with drinks and snacks in your game room is a plus. Don't forget to add a sound system or incorporate Bluetooth speakers so that you can listen to music while you play.
Now that you’re excited to implement these ideas into your home, you might need more space to make your dreams a reality. Fortunately, Observatory Hill has a fantastic selection of spacious townhomes, elegant semis, and luxurious singles perfect for every family. Start by browsing our designs and picturing yourself living in one of the most prestigious pockets of Richmond Hill.