Some people do their best work late at night. Others are so busy during the day that the evening is their only opportunity to enjoy personal time. If this sounds familiar, chances are you’re a night owl. For those who find themselves with a nocturnal sleep schedule, here are some of the best home features to support your late-night lifestyle without disturbing the rest of the family.
Tripping over furniture in a dark house or grasping at the wall for light switches are common occurrences, potential hazards even, for night owls. Smart lights that are equipped with motion sensors will quickly solve this problem and illuminate your way as you pass through the house so you don’t have to worry about taking a fall on your way to bed at the end of the night.
Whether you’re doing work or binge-watching your favorite show, making too much noise is probably a concern, especially if there are light sleepers in your house. For this reason, it’s beneficial to have a private space that’s located away from the bedrooms in your home, perhaps in a separate wing, the basement or even a guest house, where you can spend time after everyone has gone to bed.
The quality of a home’s construction is another important factor if you’re concerned about waking up the rest of the family. This is particularly true when living in a city and space is at a premium. Make sure your home has thick, insulated interior walls that will limit the transmission of noise and floors that won’t creak when you’re moving throughout the house at night.
When it’s finally time for you to go to bed, the last thing you want is to be awoken by daylight. Make sure your bedroom is equipped with true blackout shades that will allow you to get some shut-eye in total darkness long after the sun comes up.