I recently read an article about what makes a House a Home, The article quoted Simon Moore, an environmental psychologist at London Metropolitan University, who said that ‘Personal space allows thinking space,’ he says. ‘It’s a good thing we don’t know what goes on behind closed doors. It allows people to do what they want and truly to be themselves – whether that’s vacuuming naked or playing back-to-back video games.’
Of course I love the statement ‘behind closed doors’ as that’s our business at Doorsan Ltd. We supply great doors to give security, privacy and a sense of satisfaction, having chosen a door style that reflects the homeowner’s personality.
I fully appreciate that the design of a house and its interiors does not necessarily make a house feel homely, its much more complex than that, but by the same token I believe that if we have a sense of pride in the property we live in then it reflects on our well-being.
Our homes are a complex combination of elements. Functional spaces such as kitchens accommodate the objects and storage necessary and useful for our nutritional needs often, along with dining and seating areas to provide the relaxing and socialising aspects of eating. Bathrooms were once totally functional rooms but nowadays we use them as an area of relaxation and calm from our busy lives. A sitting room or lounge is often a multifunctional space for relaxing, listening to music, watching TV, playing games of the old fashioned board sort and using computers. All the rooms in our homes develop over time, and adapt to the lives our families and we need.
I love the concept that when we close our doors whether to the house or individual rooms then we can be ourselves. If we have had a hectic or difficult day there is nothing better than opening the front door to step inside our own domain and for a while shut out the outside world. It’s gratifying to open a beautiful door, which we feel reflects our own, and our family’s personality and helps to make our house a home.