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The Most Beautiful Home Today

Updated on June 2, 2013
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There Is Nothing Like a Cheeful and Clean Home

If you ever wonder why even the smallest well-painted houses look so fabulous, the choice of colors injected some energy and optimism into the surroundings that affects moods and feelings. From immaculate whites to relaxing greens and blues, warm yellows and stimulating oranges, its amazing how colors affect your everyday life.

A clean place is very refreshing, invigorating and a wonderful place to come home to. Do you know how much is a clean home worth? It's worth your health, your family, your children, your life, and its worth you coming home to it happy and grateful.

I learned this quote in first grade, " Cleanliness is next to Godliness." To this day, this keeps reminding me what cleanliness is. My first cleaning lessons were from my mother. It would be a bad day for both of us if she touches dust on any surface first thing in the morning. Mothers are mothers, indeed!

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A Place That Finds Space for the Family

A beautiful home offers a comfortable space. It removes obstacles, dividing walls allowing large through rooms, or portioning large rooms to two smaller ones. It provides a less-traffic flow by highlighting corners and spaces. Less is more for a small space.

It allows you to cook in a regular-sized kitchen that seems to be much larger; and with your creativity on storage and shelving, it has less clutter. In general, it invests in nothing but more space for the family; it is a place that lets the family live large no matter the size of the space.

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It Is Well-Lighted

Though your house is small, lights increase the value of your home inexpensively. Well-lighted means, giving enough light to brighten up the surrounding.

The living room is a relaxing getaway for the family and a place to entertain guests. Soft lights lift up the mood. Even the simplest decorative light can already illuminate a small area that provides a quietly relaxing mood for tv or movie watching.

Put light exactly where it is needed. Lighting under kitchen cabinets or under counters can create an illusion of more space. Gas lamps will give your patio or garden a very homely comeliness. No matter how simple, when light flows easily around the house, the more airy and beautiful home it appears.

You can have a totally bare space with white walls and simple furniture that, if it's lit the right way, can be the most dramatic space in the whole house. Just make sure lights are turned off when not needed.


It Preserves Some Art of Long Ago

If your house owns hand-me-down furnishings, recognizing how valuable these things are builds you a beautiful home. It takes pride in the blend of old-world charm and modern features, believing in the concept of a yesteryear charm and grace.

Some homes have preserved historical importance of original finishes, stains, and paint of old furniture which are only cleaned with a damp cloth; and even if these old things are repainted and restored, the whole essence still brings you back to beautiful old times.

The sentimental touch of an ugly hand-me-down stuff spruced up to a treasured piece, builds a home with a splash of old-fashioned yet contemporary.

It’s an amazing kind of place that allows you to feel tradition just spending time indoors; it's just a kind of home that makes folks say, "Your house is so pretty, it looks like it has always been here."


It Is Green and Healthy

A "Go Green" home infuses a stylish adventure for the whole family. It is a place to educate everyone about an entirely new way of seeing firsthand what it means to care about the health and the earth.

It is environmentally-friendly. It's the sweetest place on earth that uses less energy, water, and other natural resources, at the same time teaches on how to create less waste.

Instead of old fabrics being thrown away, it could be recycled into potholders, rags, dog towels, or given to somebody else to get further use out of. Not only it saves some cash, but a home that helps reduce environment impact.

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A green and healthy home is where the heart is. It encourages home cooking from scratch and raw ingredients which is not only healthier, but much cheaper. It is about food on the table that are simple and gratifying.

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Creating a green and healthy home doesn’t mean it has to be expensive or to sacrifice style, but that which contributes what is good for the earth that gives back to you in countless ways. It's a fabulous way to show you care, and a nurturing tradition your kids can pass on to their own children.


The Place Where a Christian Family Dwells

A beautiful home is a reflection of God and family. It's not just a dwelling place but a warm haven of comfort, peace and love that gives children opportunity to learn about healthy relationships at an early age.

This is the best thing of a beautiful home, a place on earth that never puts the world before Christ, but rather, its a home where everyone finds our LORD JESUS CHRIST through the family. As the saying goes, "Christian family values begin at home."

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A true home calms you from the world's usual busy-ness. When you're refreshed, you are happy; when you're happy, you know that you're loved, and when you know that you're being loved, you'll always spend time finding your way home. You will love the feeling of having no greater joy than coming to a beautiful home with a beautiful family.

Happy Father's Day to all fathers around the world!

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    • Tonipet profile imageAUTHOR

      Tonette Fornillos 

      6 years ago from The City of Generals

      Hello Lady E,

      The Christian aspect - lovely, heart-lifting and and life-giving, isnt't it? Let's all wish all homes in the world be blessed with peace. Thank you for your thoughts, really appreciated.

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      Elena 

      6 years ago from London, UK

      Beautiful and bright Hub. I also like the Christian aspect of it. May our homes be blessed with peace.

    • Tonipet profile imageAUTHOR

      Tonette Fornillos 

      6 years ago from The City of Generals

      That was really nice. You too made me feel the same knowing you've enjoyed reading. A beautiful heart deserves a beautiful home, and that is you. Thank you Lesley, you're wonderful!

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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      'There is no place like home' so true...

      I thoroughly enjoyed reading this, so well written and presented with lovely photos too, it gave me a lovely happy feeling!

      Thank you and voted up.

    • Tonipet profile imageAUTHOR

      Tonette Fornillos 

      6 years ago from The City of Generals

      Yes, and the best place to relax. I wouldn't mind taking time cleaning for its always joy seeing everything in place gay and happy. Your thoughts are well appreciated lamb. Thank you for reading.

    • Injured lamb profile image

      Injured lamb 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for this well-present hub with the sweet and lovely images...a neat and comfortable home is always ready with the love for those on the way back home...thanks for the sharing Tonette...

    • Tonipet profile imageAUTHOR

      Tonette Fornillos 

      6 years ago from The City of Generals

      Hello Blessed mom of 6,

      My pleasure. Great that you find the tips so valuable. A clean home is the most lovely place for your most treasured little ones. They're lucky to have you teach them what a beautiful home is... Thank you for sharing.

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      Blessed mom of 6 

      6 years ago from Home

      Thankyou for sharing this hub it is something we all should do. I'm showing and teaching my children this now, to keep a clean beautiful home.

    • Tonipet profile imageAUTHOR

      Tonette Fornillos 

      6 years ago from The City of Generals

      Thank you sacramentobbroker. What could be more than getting words of inspiration from not only a business master but an advocate of good living? I got the "heart" from the Carribean and the "soul" from Sacramento, that makes me another one like you! Thank you for the energy-lifting comment. So glad to have you dropped by. Here's wishing you a green home to come home to!

      Blessings!

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      sacramentobbroker 

      6 years ago

      I am happy to find a great hubber. I would like to add to caribbeanmedskuls' comment. You are not just the "heart" but the "soul". With this inspiring hub, I believe anyone whops by will agree that Hubpages should create a special accolade in your honor - "The best hubber - an epitome of real beauty from within, heart and soul and everything in between!" Thank you for sharing your green home!

    • Tonipet profile imageAUTHOR

      Tonette Fornillos 

      6 years ago from The City of Generals

      Hello Vellur. Happy you have stopped by what we can call a green home:=), happier you enjoyed the photos and happiest for having you follow. Keep up and best of all!

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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 years ago from Dubai

      WOW love this hub, home is where the heart is. Loved the photos. Voted up.

    • Tonipet profile imageAUTHOR

      Tonette Fornillos 

      6 years ago from The City of Generals

      Oh my, that was a gratifying reaction! You turned me speechless feeling more than just GRATEFUL! Another add on to what I used to think I was, haha... I'm the heart makes me feel I am one now. Together, let's build more awesome, amazing, wonderful and green homes! Best wishes always. THANK YOU!

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      caribbeanmedskuls 

      6 years ago

      Just one word - FABULOUS!

      You are a rare gem indeed. Home is where the heart is and you are definitely the heart.

      Looking forward to more soul comforting hubs like this. Kudos!

    • Tonipet profile imageAUTHOR

      Tonette Fornillos 

      6 years ago from The City of Generals

      Hello Cathy,

      So nice of you enjoyed everything. You really love photos, I just got dazzled with your Kansas fountains, as well. Thank you for sharing this and for stopping. Showers of beauty and freshness always!

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      Cathy 

      6 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

      Thumbs up and sharing. This was a wonderful hub. Your content was good and loved your images.

    • Tonipet profile imageAUTHOR

      Tonette Fornillos 

      6 years ago from The City of Generals

      What a nice trasure you have Ruby. Loved that thought of your home, it surely must be so relaxing. Yes, "Cleanliness is next to Godliness," a thing I cherish in my heart since I was small. Thanks to it, I'm very much in love with a clean home to this day. More blessings for your beautiful home and thanks for stopping.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is a beautiful reminder, Cleanliness is next to godliness' I have a beautiful home and i treasure it. Home is where the heart is. Cheers my friend...

    • Tonipet profile imageAUTHOR

      Tonette Fornillos 

      6 years ago from The City of Generals

      Hello Angela,

      You too make me happy to know I made you feel the same. It's always nice to start beautiful things at home. What is home for us reflects in us. Thank you for voting and sharing. You're so nice. Take care and a beautiful home for you!

      Hi Cris Sp,

      Thanks for reading. You're a true woman of beauty inside and out. So glad to meet that woman in you. I can imagine the kind of beautiful home you have. Thank you for being an inspiration - thanks for sharing too. Best of all!

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      CrisSp 

      6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Simply neat and tidy hub! I love keeping my home, clean and crisp and I couldn't agree more on you: "Less is more". Voted up and will be sharing it.

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      Angela Brummer 

      6 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Just love this hub. I feel happy just reading it. Home is such a special thing! Voted up and shared!

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