They say “Home is Where the Heart Is,” but in truth, it’s also where you and your family are going to be for a good portion of your life, so you might as well make sure it looks and feels like a place you want for a long time.
With this in mind, there are many ways to make your house feel more like a home. And this doesn’t necessarily have to be specific to new homeowners.
Actually, the homeowner process is all about changing your living conditions and environment throughout the course of your time in the location. Your home is ‘yours’ and you need to treat it in a fun and exciting way that represents your own personal style.
To help with this process, today we are going to highlight some of the most exciting, fun and cost-effective ways to redesign different areas in your home.
Bring Some New Life to Your Bathroom
Your home is where you live and sleep, but your bathroom is where most of the business is done. With so much time being spent there, it’s important to not only give them new life and update them, it’s important to make sure your appliances and installations are up to date as well.
As recommended by Machomen, a bathroom remodel company in Houston, when it comes to the remodel of your bathroom, there are plenty of options available. MaxHomeNow referenced the following:
- Tub-to-shower conversions
- Tub liner installations
- Bathtub replacements
- Walk-in bathtub installations
- Shower replacements
- Shower surround installations
If you’ve ever walked into your bathroom and weren’t happy with what you see on a daily basis, now might be the perfect time to switch things up with new possibilities.
Spruce Up the Outside of Your Home
Just as important as the inside of your home, is the outside. Whenever you enter or leave your home, you are going to see the outside of it, and that is something you should enjoy and cherish.
This can also be one of the most exciting areas of your home to customize and improve as well. In fact, HGTV lists the outside of your home as the second most important area to focus your efforts on.
According to their site “The average homeowner spends about $3,502 for landscaping and $1,465 on a designer, according to the American Nursery Landscape Association.” — and this can easily be improved upon with just some simple landscaping, plants and maybe a new paint job to your home.
One of the most overlooked and undervalued area of the home is the attic. Depending on the size and structure of your home, you may have an attic that is completely unused or just full of junk that has been sitting there for years.
The good news is, even with a small attic, there are lots of ways to utilize and improve this space. One of the most popular methods for accomplishing this is to add attic insulation, which can lower your home bills throughout the winter and summer months. Another is to check for any leaks or moisture gaps that might be seeping in through roofs or attic walls.
The most exciting improvement that could be made to an attic area, is to completely revamp it and turn it into an extra room. Unfortunately, most homes have an attic that is completely unfinished, and many don’t even have floorboards in place.
While living in your home, you should be taking advantage of as much available space as possible. Your attic area is probably one area that is unfortunately going to waste.
Best of all, when it comes time to sell your home, any advancements made to the attic could yield some nice returns.
Getting the Most Out of Your Home 24/7
As mentioned in the beginning of the article, your house is your home, and it’s where you are going to be spending a great deal of your personal life with friends and family. This means it should be one of the most precious and special places where you want to be.
If there is an area of your home that isn’t up to your standards or isn’t being utilized to its full potential, it might just be time for you to act. And it’s not just an investment in yourself and your own personal taste. As referenced by Dave Ramsey, “thanks to the magic of home appreciation, which is when property value increases on its own, recent sellers sold their homes for a median of $55,000 (29%) more than they purchased it”.
If this isn’t a reason in itself to start investing and spending more time in and around your home, I don’t know what is.
Of the many different areas and rooms in your home, the bathroom, outside of your home and attic area are all great places to get started. Be sure to read through each of the recommendations and key points listed above to get started on your home rejuvenation process.