By Suzie Wilson
When you spend time at your own humble abode, does it raise your spirits or bring you down? If you take the time to make your home a comfortable space with plenty of room for engaging activities, spending more time there can be joyous. Whether you want to invest in extensive renovations or complete indoor DIY endeavors, you can turn your property into a place that you don’t want to leave. In your home office, for example, adding some natural light and new paint can completely change its feel. There are ways to improve every room. Here’s how to refresh your home to make it an oasis in your life, brought to you by Cozy Kitchens.
Improve Your Kitchen
Chances are, you spend a lot of time in your kitchen. And as such, you may discover that this space has become a little worn and stale. If you want to kick your home revival into high gear, consider giving your kitchen a makeover. This can be something as simple as painting the walls and updating the decor. Or, you can work with the pros at Cozy Kitchens to renovate this space and transform it into a warm and inviting place to cook and spend time with your family.
Clear Away Clutter
When was the last time you gave your space a good edit? Living in a clean, organized home may make you feel less stressed out and anxious, and anything that lowers your stress levels is a plus! Before you start on any other projects, it’s best to deep clean and declutter your home first—this will create a more positive and healthy atmosphere in your house.
From giving your home’s exterior a fresh coat of paint to installing a new front door to updating your windows, simple renovations can give your home a whole new look. Should you decide to paint your home by yourself, it’s important to gather all of the necessary supplies beforehand—you’ll definitely need more than a few cans of paint! In addition to paint rollers and a sturdy ladder, The Spruce recommends picking up drop cloths, painter’s masking tape, metal paint scrapers, and a caulking gun. Consider bringing in contractors for bigger exterior projects. Lastly, make note of the changes you make, as curb appeal improvements can actually help boost the appraisal value of your home. If you’re planning to sell, make sure the changes are in line with what prospective buyers are currently looking for.
Create an Outdoor Space
Of course, the outside of your home is more than just the walls that hold your roof up. For instance, you may want to hire contractors to build a multi-level outdoor deck, design a front or back porch, or even create an outdoor kitchen and dining space.
And if you want to bring some color to your yard and start a new hobby that can keep you occupied at home, you could build raised garden beds. Good Housekeeping recommends using untreated pine planks and blocking off about an hour for the whole project. For larger gardens, you may want to call in a landscaping professional to raise your garden beds. Explore ratings and reviews to find landscaping services that can sculpt your property.
Make Room for Hobbies
The key to enjoying more time at home? Having hobbies that you can enjoy indoors! This is your chance to create spaces in your home that are specifically designed to accommodate your hobbies. For instance, if you’re an avid reader, you may want to turn a spare room into a cozy home library where all of your favorite books can find a home on the shelves. If you’re a movie buff, it’s time to make your dream of having your own home theater a reality! And if you love working out, you can set up your own home gym.
Now is a great time to turn your home into an oasis where you truly enjoy yourself. Start with a good decluttering, and let that clean slate inspire you. When you use your imagination, you’ll come up with creative new ways to utilize every square inch of your property.