What Does Your Apartment Say About You?

Who Would Think  Your Apartment Can Boost Your Confidence

Did you know that only 15% of people have “great” self-esteem? The rest of us go through life with less-than-ideal confidence levels. We doubt and criticize ourselves, but we often don’t consider the way our self-esteem is affecting the rest of our lives. Self-doubt can make it hard to get a job, get a promotion, get a date, or pursue our dreams. Procrastination is an indicator of low self-esteem, so if you regularly drag your feet about tasks, it might be a sign that you don’t think you’re capable. What-Does-Your-Apartment-Say-About-You.
Don’t let your low self-esteem influence the course of your life. Instead, take practical steps to improve it. While there are many great ways to affect our confidence-levels, here we’re going to talk about one of the most fun: how your apartment can boost your confidence.

Self-Expression is Key
One of the best ways to start building our self-esteem is to compliment ourselves. Maybe we’re trying to avoid being vain, or an egomaniac, but we often neglect to think positive things about ourselves. Instead of focusing on the bad, take active steps to celebrate the good in you. Your apartment is the perfect place to begin that self-expression. White walls and haphazard furniture? Out it goes. Ditch the couch that you’ve had since college and upgrade to some modern furniture. Get decor that reminds you of a favorite book or global location, and put your favorite quotes up on the wall. Go with what feels right. The more your apartment expresses you, the more of a haven it will be.

Exercising Personal Choices
Usually, we think we’re making all our daily choices. But often, it’s not really us making the choice. We have a perception in our head of what we “should” do, or what others would “want” us to do, and we make our choices based off of that instead. Your apartment is a place where you can practice true-you choices, by making decisions based off what you really want, not what others would think. Have a swing in your living room. Get the pet your mother never let you have as a child. Hang canvas prints and paint the wall in colors. If you want to paint your bathroom bright pink, go for it. This is about practicing being your true self. You only get one life to live and you might as well make it memorable.

Your Own Space
Last but not least, your apartment is your zone of belonging. If you go through life without a place you can truly call “yours” you may feel unanchored. It can help boost your confidence simply to have a place you know you belong. The decor, colors, furniture, and atmosphere was all designed by you. You “fit” in your apartment, and when friends and family come to visit, your apartment can be a quiet declaration of self-expression. That kind of grounding can play an important role in making you feel better about yourself. So, when all is said and done, when it comes to a confident future–start at home.

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The Benefits Of Glass Balustrades “Stairs”

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The Benefits if Glass #Balustrades
Sources: Bored Panda and Granddesignstairs.com

The balustrade is an essential and often overlooked part of stair design. It doesn’t matter whether your stairs are inside or outside, the balustrade will need to be carefully considered before you install the stairs.

No matter how stunning the stairs this will ensure it is fully integrated into the design. This has been true for centuries.

Of course you can install glass balustrades after the stairs are in place; you simply need to find the right system to lock it all into place. You can then appreciate these benefits:

Beauty

There is no doubt that a glass balustrade is a thing of beauty. A glass elegant will not always be fully visible, this adds to the elegance and sophistication of the balustrade.

In fact, because it can reflect light it will brighten and transform all of your interior space.

Light

No matter where your balustrade is a glass balustrade can allow light to flood through the house. This helps if light is low to lift your mood and make you feel like the outside is inside.

It can also ensure that you can see the stunning view from your own hoe, no matter where you’re sat.

Maintenance

The great thing about glass is that it is tough and requires virtually no maintenance. You will need to wipe it clean regularly, especially if you have children! This is much quicker and easier than some of the ornate balustrades you’ll find in houses and design shops.

You can even polish out scratches to ensure they look as good 5 or 10 years in the future as they did when first installed!

Space

Because light moves through glass and is reflected round the room it can dramatically increase the feeling of space inside your home.

This is not a benefit you’ll be able to appreciate if you use wood, metal or any other material for your balustrade.

Mixing It Up

The greatest thing about glass is that it is not a standalone material. You can have an entirely glass balustrade. Alternatively you can opt for a part glass and part virtually any other material. This can add to the aesthetic appeal and help it to feel in harmony with the rest of your home.

Strong

You’re first thought regarding glass balustrades is probably that glass is fragile and dangerous when it breaks. In fact, glass is one of the strongest construction materials currently available.

It also has the benefit of being extremely durable. Years from now it will have weather but look virtually identical to how it is today; that’s not something most balustrade materials can say!

Installation

Finally, glass is actually very easy to install. The panels will arrive pre-cut and with mounting holes already drilled into the right positions. All you need to do is attach them to the framework and enjoy. Alternatively, your supplier can install the glass balustrade for you. They’ll be in and out of your home in no time.

Take a look at some images online and you’ll be surprised at just how good a choice this is for your next balustrade.

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