How to Improve Your Home and Your Life

Written by Posted On Friday, 15 August 2014 05:06

Home is the place where you feel safe, where you feel comfortable watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer reruns, and let’s face it, we spend most of our free time there. However, is it really important that we worry about the color of our drapes or the size of our bathroom sink? Well, it is and it isn’t, on one side, you should be happy that you have a place you can call your home, but you are also always striving towards a greater level of comfort, and we are constantly searching for ways to improve our home so it would look more like an extension of our personality.

So, what can you do in terms of making your house a better place to live in? There are many things you can do, and depending on your budget, you can look into some smaller DIY project, or something a bit bigger, but that will require the help of a professional.

Fresh coat of paint

Adding some color to your home can be an extra easy and cheap way of improving its overall appearance. While the color needed for the inside of a house is different than the one used outside, you can find them at the nearest specialized shop. Using colors can brighten a room, make it look more spacious, or it can relax you, so you will need to select a proper color for each room. While red and yellow are great for kitchens and dining rooms, because both of them are extremely active colors that can induce the sense of hunger, blue is much better for home offices because it can increase productivity. Those are the same tricks all major companies already use, and just look at logos of all fast food chain restaurants, and you’ll find a lot of red and yellow. Colors must accompany the furniture inside the room, so either look to make a stark contrast, or find colors that work well with one another. This whole activity can be done by you alone, just make sure to protect all the surfaces, because you do not want to get them damaged.

Clearing up your attic

If you live in a house, then you must already have an attic. It is probably filled with all kind of boxes and other useless stuff, which you are just scared of throwing away. It would be a much better solution if you either throw them all away, or move them to the basement, so that you could really refurbish that attic and make it livable. Usually, attics and basements are misused, and there are actually a lot of things you can do with them. With a little investment, you can easily turn them into an office space, or a great gaming room, or even a gym. Even if you want to use them for storage only, you can set up a lot of storage space and build a couple of shelves and cabinets. If you give it a fresh coat of paint, put in a few curtains, you can easily turn it into a place where you can relax. Buy some light fixtures online, and those can definitely change a room and make it look more spacious.

Install an AC

Depending on where you live, summers can be extremely hot, while winters are quite harsh, so now is a perfect opportunity to have an air conditioning system installed. Air temperature is quite an important factor that determines how comfortable we are going to be, and let’s face it, sometimes it can be quite unbearable. In order to function and work properly, we need heating during the winter and cooling during the summer, and an AC can help you with all of that. Having a central AC system installed can require a lot of work, but you can ask a professional about having a single unit installed, called split system AC, that will heat or cool only a single room. Whatever you decide, make sure not to overdo it. A pleasant room temperature is around 22-25 degrees Celsius, and anything below that is just a waste of energy. Another important aspect of an AC is that it can clean the air, removing all the allergens from the air, which might be causing you some discomfort, and it can also regulate levels of air humidity. Making yourself feel more comfortable in your home can be extremely important, and only your imagination can limit you, but be careful, and think about your budget before you start anything.

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