To many, the definition of a perfect home is tidy, organized, quiet and relaxing. For others, this is an unrealistic view, as work, time and family life takes over. Therefore to those with such a schedule, perfect homes are filled with noise, laughter, dirt, clutter, and love.
Whether your home is scrubbed entirely or filled with unconditional love, there is always room for improvement to up the standards of your home.
You can improve the standard of your home in many ways, some expensive and some with the help of an easy DIY tutorial. The way you want your home to look starts with a vision, resources and of course a budget. Here are some ideas on how you can improve your home.
Investing in your home usually asks for a bigger budget which might make you rethink making those improvements. Some home improvement can increase the value of your home and give you better living standards. Upgrading your home does not have to happen overnight, small changes one day or one month at a time will have you looking back a year from now with a feeling of accomplishment. The important thing is to start somewhere, anywhere. Here are some investments to consider:
Installing insulation in your roof, walls or floors will help your home keep warm in winter, and cooler in the summer. This limits your HVAC use and lowers the bills.
– Sealing those leaks
Windows and doors can leak air and causes your home to lose and use more energy.
– Water efficiency
By installing taps with sensors, dual flush toilets, and water saving showerheads, you can reduce water waste.
Double glazed windows is another way to ensure energy does not go to waste in your home.
When it is time to buy new appliances, make sure you buy those which are more energy efficient.
If you are adding an addition to your home or redoing the kitchen, make sure to use eco-friendly resources as they can bring more value to your home and in many cases improve the quality of your life.
Add some nature
Plants are an easy way to bring some life into your home and they look great! Certain plants can even help you improve the air quality of a room. Some of the new solutions are green roofs or vertical gardens.
By simply getting rid of old light bulbs and installing new LED bulbs you are giving your home a better and greener standard while saving some energy along the way. Individual smart light bulbs even give you the option to change the atmosphere of your room by changing color according to what you like.
You do not always have to buy a new furniture if you wish to give a room a new look, a great money saver is to upcycle an old piece with a coat of paint. Antique stores or flea markets may hide some treasure that might suit the style of your home.