Learn five DIY tips for self care during back to school season from KB Home. We build homes that take care of you and make self care easy!

Five Self-Care Tips for Back to School

It’s that time of year again: Back-to-School Season, with the rush to get organized, mounds of paperwork and shopping trips for supplies. Getting all the details figured out can be stressful and time consuming. That’s why we believe it’s important to come home to a space that’s stress free and relaxing. You sacrifice a lot for your children, so you deserve a home that takes care of you. Keep reading to explore self-care methods in every room of your KB home.

1: Create a Living Room Meditation Space

Treaty Oaks Community, Sullivan Model Home

You’ll never feel cramped again with an open floor plan that invites peace and calm. Light a candle or two in your favorite scent and play relaxing music to create your own meditation den. There’s no right or wrong way to do it, but we recommend taking deep, calming breaths while focusing on the music. Breathe easier knowing that low-VOC construction materials in your home work together with the energy-efficient ventilation and MERV-8 air filters to keep the air clean for you and your family.

2: Relax in Your Own Bedroom Oasis

Falling Water Community, Plan 2345

Create your own personal getaway in your spacious master suite. Owning a KB home means you can personalize each room however you want! Lay out your yoga mat and do a few stretches before bedtime or curl up with a good book and a cup of tea on the couch—it’ll elevate your mood in no time. And you can say goodbye to waking up to a freezing or baking-hot home: Carrier® smart thermostats let you control your home’s temperature and set schedules for heating and cooling from your smartphone. You’ll wake up perfectly refreshed and relaxed.

3: Cook in a Smart Kitchen

St Andrews Park Community, Plan 2414

If cooking has started to feel like a chore, try transforming the atmosphere with a smart-home device. Just say the word, and it’ll play your favorite music or podcast! Now you can learn something new or enjoy your favorite music any time you’re cooking. Additionally, in a KB home, you’ll never stress over kitchen space again because of the generous cooking area, abundant cabinets and ample counter space.

You’ll definitely feel and see the difference in your dishes with a brand-new ENERGY STAR® certified dishwasher from a top brand like KitchenAid® or Whirlpool®. These appliances deliver serious energy bill savings without sacrificing style or performance. In fact, all KB homes are ENERGY STAR certified, which means energy conservation is built into every part of the home, from the high quality insulation to the lighting fixtures. Last year, our homeowners saved an estimated $730 million cumulatively on their bills—talk about a win-win!

4: Make Time for Bath Bliss

Creeks On Hickory Community, Plan 1694

A bath as gorgeous as the one above practically begs for a self-care session! Try setting aside 30 minutes to an hour for a bath every other night or at least once a week if you can. Studies show that regular baths help with everything from stress and depression to muscle pain and sleep quality. Knowing that every plumbing fixture in your house is WaterSense® labeled will definitely help you relax as well. You’ll conserve water and save money on your bills every time you turn on the tap!

5: Create a Yard of Your Own

Arroyo Vista Community, Plan 2852
Arroyo Vista at The Woodlands Community, Plan 2852

Getting a little bit of sun is important for your health, and it’s easy when your new home has a beautiful backyard for outdoor relaxation! Take at least 10 minutes a day, whether it’s in the early morning or late evening, to sit outside with your favorite beverage and breathe in the fresh air. Since you own the ground your house sits on, you can add whatever you want to your backyard: a garden, a gathering place, a hot tub, a sauna or all four! Sometimes the perfect self-care is getting a little work done in the yard or refreshing your backyard design.

Self-care may look different for everyone, but all KB homes are designed with your family’s needs in mind. We hope you’re able to take some time for yourself during this hectic season—you deserve it!

If you’re interested in more home living tips, check out How to Start Saving for a Home NOW, Five Ways to Bring the Outdoors In and Beginner’s Guide to Xeriscaping.