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Home Space and Reason

Author: Kristina Browning

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Create a home that Thrives®! Home Functionality Coach® and Realtor Kristina Browning discusses home functionality, aesthetics, and automation challenging you to think about your space differently. With a bit of history and psychology... this isn’t your typical HOUSE podcast. What’s important in your life? This intellectual and relaxing podcast helps you to align your home with your values. I recommend starting at Ep. 1 and SUBSCRIBE for ease of use.
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Ep. 96 | Coffee Tables

Ep. 96 | Coffee Tables

2024-05-2218:42

The coffee table is a classic piece of furniture that could (and should) go the extra mile. How can we think more deeply about the functionality of our living room? If you didn’t start listening at Episode 1, I invite you to start from the beginning.  There are too many jewels to miss. JOIN ME: ~ Get my weekly newsletter  "Little Bits of Home Functionality." Intentionally short, you’ll get a video and a thought that poses questions about your space and your reason. ~ On Instagram  ~ On Facebook  ~ My boards on Pinterest  ~ On TikTok  ~ Schedule time with me HERE or visit me through my Home Coaching & Real Estate Website www.SpaceAndReason.com    Sources & Reference———————————————- The Rolls Royce of Coffeetables by Hernest: The Margaux  Round and nesting coffee table by Hernest: The Odette  Round Storage Drum Coffee Table by West Elm: The Round Drum  The Stella Coffee table by Cozey allows you to choose your opening direction for the pop-up and has two colors of wood to choose from.  Buzzfeed: 50 Coffee table books that are so beautiful it hurts.  Legal Disclosure: Kristina Browning is a licensed Realtor in the State of Oregon with 503 Properties. “Home Functionality Coach” and "Create a Home that Thrives" are registered Trademarks of Kristina Browning.  
The daily task of getting good nutritious food into your body and not having any food waste at the end of it is no small task.  Add feeding more mouths into the equation along with a job and overwhelm comes knocking.  Let's talk about a light at the end of the tunnel. If you didn’t start listening at Episode 1, I invite you to start from the beginning.  There are too many jewels to miss. JOIN ME: ~ Get my weekly newsletter  "Little Bits of Home Functionality." Intentionally short, you’ll get a video and a thought that poses questions about your space and your reason. ~ On Instagram  ~ On Facebook  ~ My boards on Pinterest  ~ On TikTok  ~ Schedule time with me HERE or visit me through my Home Coaching & Real Estate Website www.SpaceAndReason.com  Legal Disclosure: Kristina Browning is a licensed Realtor in the State of Oregon with 503 Properties. “Home Functionality Coach” and "Create a Home that Thrives" are registered Trademarks of Kristina Browning.  
Let's think about Functionality, Automation and Aesthetics in the Bathroom. If you didn’t start listening at Episode 1, I invite you to start from the beginning.  There are too many jewels to miss. JOIN ME: ~ Get my weekly newsletter  "Little Bits of Home Functionality." Intentionally short, you’ll get a video and a thought that poses questions about your space and your reason. ~ On Instagram  ~ On Facebook  ~ My boards on Pinterest  ~ On TikTok  ~ Schedule time with me HERE or visit me through my Home Coaching & Real Estate Website www.SpaceAndReason.com    Sources & Reference———————————————- Shower curtain liner with pockets Who Gives a Crap Toilet Paper  IB Mirrors Legal Disclosure: Kristina Browning is a licensed Realtor in the State of Oregon with 503 Properties. “Home Functionality Coach” and "Create a Home that Thrives" are registered Trademarks of Kristina Browning.  
Let’s discuss home functionality, cleanliness, allergies and interpersonal relations all around the subject of taking your shoes off at the door.  How much really gets tracked in?  How am I supposed to ask people to leave their shoes at the door? If you didn’t start listening at Episode 1, I invite you to start from the beginning.  There are too many jewels to miss. JOIN ME: ~ Get my weekly newsletter  "Little Bits of Home Functionality." Intentionally short, you’ll get a video and a thought that poses questions about your space and your reason. ~ On Instagram  ~ On Facebook  ~ My boards on Pinterest  ~ On TikTok  ~ Schedule time with me HERE or visit me through my Home Coaching & Real Estate Website www.SpaceAndReason.com      Sources & Reference———————————————- Association of American Medical Colleges: Do Seasonal Allergies seem to be getting worse?  The dirty truth about taking your shoes off at the door Shower Drain Wigs preventing hair clogs.  Quora: Removing Shoes inside the House Legal Disclosure: Kristina Browning is a licensed Realtor in the State of Oregon with 503 Properties. “Home Functionality Coach” and "Create a Home that Thrives" are registered Trademarks of Kristina Browning.    
Ep. 92 | Porches

Ep. 92 | Porches

2024-04-1718:56

Porches evoke so many emotions and they strike a chord in all of us.  If you didn’t start listening at Episode 1, I invite you to start from the beginning.  There are too many jewels to miss. JOIN ME: ~ Get my weekly newsletter  "Little Bits of Home Functionality." Intentionally short, you’ll get a video and a thought that poses questions about your space and your reason. ~ On Instagram  ~ On Facebook  ~ My boards on Pinterest  ~ On TikTok  ~ Schedule time with me HERE or visit me through my Home Coaching & Real Estate Website www.SpaceAndReason.com    Sources & Reference———————————————- Patrick Square History of the Porch  Nested Porch Swings blog post  Episode 39: Front Door Mats Legal Disclosure: Kristina Browning is a licensed Realtor in the State of Oregon with 503 Properties. “Home Functionality Coach” and "Create a Home that Thrives" are registered Trademarks of Kristina Browning.    
Nothing reminds me of a relaxing vacation more than a hammock! Let’s discuss yard or deck functionality when it comes to relaxation with hammocks. If you didn’t start listening at Episode 1, I invite you to start from the beginning.  There are too many jewels to miss. JOIN ME: ~ Get my weekly newsletter  "Little Bits of Home Functionality." Intentionally short, you’ll get a video and a thought that poses questions about your space and your reason. ~ On Instagram  ~ On Facebook  ~ My boards on Pinterest  ~ On TikTok  ~ Schedule time with me HERE or visit me through my Home Coaching & Real Estate Website www.SpaceAndReason.com    Sources & Reference———————————————- The double drink holder for yards Episode 39: Front Door Mats   Legal Disclosure: Kristina Browning is a licensed Realtor in the State of Oregon with 503 Properties. “Home Functionality Coach” and "Create a Home that Thrives" are registered Trademarks of Kristina Browning.    
Remember “Baby Got Back?” Let’s talk about wealth, fish tanks, exotic cars, Dolby Atmos, his studio and HOMES with Grammy award-winning rapper Sir Mix A Lot. So much can be learned from hearing about where a person has lived throughout their lifetime and what they do to their homes to make them feel just right. If you didn’t start listening at Episode 1, I invite you to start from the beginning.  There are too many jewels to miss. JOIN ME: ~ Get my weekly newsletter  "Little Bits of Home Functionality." Intentionally short, you’ll get a video and a thought that poses questions about your space and your reason. ~ On Instagram  ~ On Facebook  ~ My boards on Pinterest  ~ On TikTok  ~ Schedule time with me HERE or visit me through my Home Coaching & Real Estate Website www.SpaceAndReason.com    Sources & Reference———————————————- Business Insider: Warren Buffet Episode 38 | Backyard FirePits  Who is Kristina’s brother? Anthony mentions recording with him in the studio: he is the lead singer in The Druthers Legal Disclosure: Kristina Browning is a licensed Realtor in the State of Oregon with 503 Properties. “Home Functionality Coach” and "Create a Home that Thrives" are registered Trademarks of Kristina Browning.      
If you didn’t start listening at Episode 1, I invite you to start from the beginning.  There are too many jewels to miss. JOIN ME: ~ Get my weekly newsletter  "Little Bits of Home Functionality." Intentionally short, you’ll get a video and a thought that poses questions about your space and your reason. ~ On Instagram  ~ On Facebook  ~ My boards on Pinterest  ~ On TikTok  ~ Schedule time with me HERE or visit me through my Home Coaching & Real Estate Website www.SpaceAndReason.com    Sources & Reference———————————————- House Beautiful article “Slow Decorating in the Age of Instant Design”  Episode 29: Home Office Legal Disclosure: Kristina Browning is a licensed Realtor in the State of Oregon with 503 Properties. “Home Functionality Coach” and "Create a Home that Thrives" are registered Trademarks of Kristina Browning.  
Let’s discuss winning awards, plaques and trophies as they relate to home functionality, aesthetics, and organization as well as sustainability. If you didn’t start listening at Episode 1, I invite you to start from the beginning.  There are too many jewels to miss. JOIN ME: ~ Get my weekly newsletter  "Little Bits of Home Functionality." Intentionally short, you’ll get a video and a thought that poses questions about your space and your reason. ~ On Instagram  ~ On Facebook  ~ My boards on Pinterest  ~ On TikTok  ~ Schedule time with me HERE or visit me through my Home Coaching & Real Estate Website www.SpaceAndReason.com    Sources & Reference———————————————- Rivanna Designs Sustainable Trophy & plaque company  Sports MEDAL Recycling Scrap Exchange in Durham NC Trophy Recycling  The Reddit Thread I referred to  Episode 8 link: Managing Sentimental Items Trophy shaped chocolate lollipops Edible arrangements  Chocolate messages Episode 8: Managing Sentimental Items James Clear, quote on purpose driven athletes  Legal Disclosure: Kristina Browning is a licensed Realtor in the State of Oregon with 503 Properties. “Home Functionality Coach” and "Create a Home that Thrives" are registered Trademarks of Kristina Browning.  
If you have googled “Best Birthday Ideas” or “Unique birthday ideas” you are not alone.  Each year, most of us are tasked with trying to figure out a way to make a loved one feel special. This is a truly original idea to celebrate a child or adult birthday taking out the stress and emphasis on consumerism. My child has chosen to have a Reflection Party five years in a row! If you didn’t start listening at Episode 1, I invite you to start from the beginning.  There are too many jewels to miss.   JOIN ME: ~ Get my weekly newsletter  "Little Bits of Home Functionality." Intentionally short, you’ll get a video and a thought that poses questions about your space and your reason. ~ On Instagram  ~ On Facebook  ~ My boards on Pinterest  ~ On TikTok  ~ Schedule time with me HERE or visit me through my Home Coaching & Real Estate Website www.SpaceAndReason.com  Sources & Reference———————————————- The Strange Origins of American Birthday Celebrations, by Joe Pinsker of The Atlantic  After all, when did celebrating birthdays become a thing? by Leticia Cezario Santos of The Oakland Post Online  Spiceology Dry Rub Sampler gift idea Episode 8: Managing Sentimental Items  Episode 18: Creating spaces for Kids  Episode 33: Finishing and Revising Home Projects Legal Disclosure: Kristina Browning is a licensed Realtor in the State of Oregon with 503 Properties. “Home Functionality Coach” and "Create a Home that Thrives" are registered Trademarks of Kristina Browning.
Whether the space is long and skinny or wide and shallow, rectangular rooms can be hard to fill and so many people are challenged by the same conundrum. Let's think through rectangular spaces together. If you didn’t start listening at Episode 1, I invite you to start from the beginning.  There are too many jewels to miss. JOIN ME: ~ Get my weekly newsletter  "Little Bits of Home Functionality." Intentionally short, you’ll get a video and a thought that poses questions about your space and your reason. ~ On Instagram  ~ On Facebook  ~ My boards on Pinterest  ~ On TikTok  ~ Schedule time with me HERE or visit me through my Home Coaching & Real Estate Website www.SpaceAndReason.com  Sources & Reference———————————————- Felt Right Sound deadening wall tiles  Episode 10: Who is your Home Encouraging you to Become? A blog post about scale along with visuals Episode 43: Scale and Proportion  Episode 22: Bathrooms Legal Disclosure: Kristina Browning is a licensed Realtor in the State of Oregon with 503 Properties. “Home Functionality Coach” and "Create a Home that Thrives" are registered Trademarks of Kristina Browning.
When we think about overwhelm or anxiety coming specifically from your home, part of it could be the daily grind of upkeep. As simple as it sounds, we all know, indeed it is not simple but what if there was a tool that could help us handle it better so we can step back and worry less?  If you didn’t start listening at Episode 1, I invite you to start from the beginning.  There are too many jewels to miss.   JOIN ME: ~ Get my weekly newsletter  "Little Bits of Home Functionality." Intentionally short, you’ll get a video and a thought that poses questions about your space and your reason. ~ On Instagram  ~ On Facebook  ~ My boards on Pinterest  ~ On TikTok  ~ Schedule time with me HERE or visit me through my Home Coaching & Real Estate Website www.SpaceAndReason.com      Sources & Reference———————————————- Learn more about The Skylight Calendar  Anthony commenting about FOOD on TikTok Episode 26: Creating Great Outdoor Spaces  New York Times: Why Women do the Household Worrying and how to get men to do more of it.  The Book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance  Episode 5: The Space that doesn't get Used  KINDLY leave a REVIEW by simply clicking here and scrolling to the bottom until you see “WRITE A REVIEW” :    Legal Disclosure: Kristina Browning is a licensed Realtor in the State of Oregon with 503 Properties. “Home Functionality Coach” and "Create a Home that Thrives" are registered Trademarks of Kristina Browning.
This episode might be one of my all-time favorites with special Guest Courtney Winstone of The Salvaged Woodshop in the UK. Imagine one episode that somehow discusses personal growth, furniture reupholstering, sustainability, roof replacement and moving to the Philipines all in one story.  Buckle up.  This is a beautiful journey. If you didn’t start listening at Episode 1, I invite you to start from the beginning.  There are too many jewels to miss. JOIN ME: ~ Get my weekly newsletter  "Little Bits of Home Functionality." Intentionally short, you’ll get a video and a thought that poses questions about your space and your reason. ~ On Instagram  ~ On Facebook  ~ My boards on Pinterest  ~ On TikTok  ~ Schedule time with me HERE or visit me through my Home Coaching & Real Estate Website www.SpaceAndReason.com  Sources & Reference———————————————- The Salvaged Wood Shop Instagram /  Website  See the Email Courtney wrote to her family asking for "No More Gifts Please." The Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers  Ep. 38: Fire Pits with guest Mike Bertelsen, Founder of Cowboy Cauldron  Credit “About Intarsia” https://wiseintarsia.com/about-intarsia/ Legal Disclosure: Kristina Browning is a licensed Realtor in the State of Oregon with 503 Properties. “Home Functionality Coach” and "Create a Home that Thrives" are registered Trademarks of Kristina Browning.
Use this Episode to accompany you when you are sorting through things - drawers and clothes, boxes and the bins in the garage. Repeat as often as you need to help you think out loud. If you didn’t start listening at Episode 1, I invite you to start from the beginning.  There are too many jewels to miss. JOIN ME: ~ Get my weekly newsletter  "Little Bits of Home Functionality." Intentionally short, you’ll get a video and a thought that poses questions about your space and your reason. ~ On Instagram  ~ On Facebook  ~ My boards on Pinterest  ~ On TikTok  ~ Schedule time with me HERE or visit me through my Home Coaching & Real Estate Website www.SpaceAndReason.com   Sources & Reference———————————————- The New Yorker: A Guide to Getting Rid of Almost Everything - sorry, this does require a subscription but it's so good I had to include it! Better Homes and Gardens: How to get Rid of Practically Anything    Legal Disclosure: Kristina Browning is a licensed Realtor in the State of Oregon with 503 Properties. “Home Functionality Coach” and "Create a Home that Thrives" are registered Trademarks of Kristina Browning.
Let’s explore incorporating Crystals into your home for aesthetics and for use in healing or meditation with special guest Margie Breault, Transformational Energy for Life coach, Medium, and Healer.  If you didn’t start listening at Episode 1, I invite you to start from the beginning.  There are too many jewels to miss. JOIN ME: ~ Get my weekly newsletter  "Little Bits of Home Functionality." Intentionally short, you’ll get a video and a thought that poses questions about your space and your reason. ~ On Instagram  ~ On Facebook  ~ My boards on Pinterest  ~ On TikTok  ~ Schedule time with me HERE or visit me through my Home Coaching & Real Estate Website www.SpaceAndReason.com  Sources & Reference———————————————- Margie Breault, Transformational Energy for Life coach, Medium and Healer.  Instagram    Facebook   Website  Email: prismofbrilliance@gmail.com  Mitchel Gaynor and Lisa Miller and The Awakened Brain  Mini Boxed Crystal Collections at ShoppeGeo and their Instagram profile. Episode 65: Feng Shui Episode 20: Matchy Matchy Isn’t a Thing Episode 21: What Makes People Passionate about their Homes? A great resource to learn about crystals: The Crystal Bible  Meditations Margie particularly enjoys:  https://youtu.be/sPtICJf4UWI?si=KCu_jmFh09Arm6rQ https://youtu.be/ww_WcrxZkew?si=vedeqGCt-y0t0qMZ https://youtu.be/mOT5ae1OMiI?si=FxIdX7v0IrSUDYjF https://youtu.be/0BOsl7xQPVg?si=A8Jrgi9PX0IFnj2t   Legal Disclosure: Kristina Browning is a licensed Realtor in the State of Oregon with 503 Properties. “Home Functionality Coach” and "Create a Home that Thrives" are registered Trademarks of Kristina Browning.
If you have found yourself frustrated about your home and it has manifested in arguments or disagreements with your partner, this episode is for you. Let’s talk about Clutter vs. Glimmers and incorporate an exercise and thought experiment. If you didn’t start listening at Episode 1, I invite you to start from the beginning.  There are too many jewels to miss. JOIN ME: ~ Get my weekly newsletter  "Little Bits of Home Functionality." Intentionally short, you’ll get a video and a thought that poses questions about your space and your reason. ~ On Instagram  ~ On Facebook  ~ My boards on Pinterest  ~ On TikTok  ~ Schedule time with me HERE or visit me through my Home Coaching & Real Estate Website www.SpaceAndReason.com  Sources & Reference———————————————- When the Waves Come by Maia  Neurodiversity Education Academy article: Know your Glimmers by Lana Jelenjev  If you know someone that might need help with a shopping addiction, you can find treatment near you here  1-800-662-4357 Episode 5 link www.Instagram.com/TheChalkboardMag - this is a great Instagram profile I quoted about living your best life through wellness, nutrition, self-care and great design. www.Instagram.com/shetalkzz - an Instagram profile I quoted about mental health and motivation KINDLY leave a REVIEW for this podcast by simply clicking here and scrolling to the bottom until you see “WRITE A REVIEW”    Legal Disclosure: Kristina Browning is a licensed Realtor in the State of Oregon with 503 Properties. “Home Functionality Coach” and "Create a Home that Thrives" are registered Trademarks of Kristina Browning.
What is beautiful to you? Are we truly tuning into what we love individually or are we following the herd with the beigification being fed to us about what is or isn’t good for resale?  Ponder this with us as we consider taste and whether to refinish that dining room table with special guest, Interior Designer Arlene Lord. If you didn’t start listening at Episode 1, I invite you to start from the beginning.  There are too many jewels to miss.   JOIN ME: ~ Get my weekly newsletter  "Little Bits of Home Functionality." Intentionally short, you’ll get a video and a thought that poses questions about your space and your reason. ~ On Instagram  ~ On Facebook  ~ My boards on Pinterest  ~ On TikTok  ~ Schedule time with me HERE or visit me through my Home Coaching & Real Estate Website www.SpaceAndReason.com    Sources & Reference———————————————- Link to Episode 62: Swedish Death Cleaning Arlene Lord  |  Lord Interior Design: 503-974-9689 HOURS: Mon - Thu │10AM - 5PM PST https://www.lordinteriordesign.com Lord Interior Design Instagram Lord Interior Design on LinkedIn Lord Interior Design on Facebook   Legal Disclosure: Kristina Browning is a licensed Realtor in the State of Oregon with 503 Properties. “Home Functionality Coach” and "Create a Home that Thrives" are registered Trademarks of Kristina Browning.
How do Home Renovation shows impact our idea of the "perfect" space? This episode is a collaboration with Dr. Adrienne Trier-Bieniek, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology at Valencia College in Florida. Let's think about what we are watching and how it influences us.  A link to "MOST POPULAR: The Podcast" hosted by Adrienne Trier-Bieniek, Ph.D. JOIN ME: ~ Get my weekly newsletter  "Little Bits of Home Functionality." Intentionally short, you’ll get a video and a thought that poses questions about your space and your reason. ~ On Instagram  ~ On Facebook  ~ My boards on Pinterest  ~ On TikTok  ~ Schedule time with me https://calendly.com/spaceandreason or visit me through my Home Coaching & Real Estate Website www.SpaceAndReason.com      Sources & Reference———————————————- Biography of Adrienne Trier-Bieniek, Ph.D.  The Washington Post: HGTV makes homes boring and sad.  Architectural Digest: How HGVT became an Industry Juggernaut  Business of Home: How 25 years of HGVT have transformed the Home Industry  KINDLY leave a REVIEW by simply clicking here and scrolling to the bottom until you see “WRITE A REVIEW” :  Legal Disclosure: Kristina Browning is a licensed Realtor in the State of Oregon with 503 Properties. “Home Functionality Coach” and "Create a Home that Thrives" are registered Trademarks of Kristina Browning.
When you look at my Home Functionality diagram of six lenses that I use when assessing home functionality, rarely is a problem isolated. Let’s talk about these six areas of thought as it pertains to a real-life kitchen and client. This episode is available in video form but you can also just listen if that suits you better. See this video in higher resolution on YouTube: https://youtu.be/88G8S42VasM Link to Episode 25: The KonMari Method   JOIN ME: ~ Get my weekly newsletter  "Little Bits of Home Functionality." Intentionally short, you’ll get a video and a thought that poses questions about your space and your reason. ~ On Instagram  ~ On Facebook  ~ My boards on Pinterest  ~ On TikTok  ~ Schedule time with me https://calendly.com/spaceandreason or visit me through my Home Coaching & Real Estate Website www.SpaceAndReason.com    Legal Disclosure: Kristina Browning is a licensed Realtor in the State of Oregon with 503 Properties. “Home Functionality Coach” and "Create a Home that Thrives" are registered Trademarks of Kristina Browning.
No matter if you are considering buying a new home in a month or in a year, thinking deeply about your list of priorities during your home search can be key in finding a home that will give you long-lasting happiness.  Let’s think about some things that could help in making that list by asking ourselves some questions about our space and our reasons. JOIN ME: ~ Get my weekly newsletter  "Little Bits of Home Functionality." Intentionally short, you’ll get a video and a thought that poses questions about your space and your reason. ~ On Instagram  ~ On Facebook  ~ My boards on Pinterest  ~ On TikTok  ~ Schedule time with me https://calendly.com/spaceandreason or visit me through my Home Coaching & Real Estate Website www.SpaceAndReason.com    Sources & Reference———————————————- 1. Home Functionality Chart for reference 2. Episode 29; Your Home Office
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