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Post-Pandemic Home Updates That Reflect Positivity

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If you’re looking for ways to spruce up your space as the world still struggles to get back to normal, keep reading for a few tips and tricks to boost your interior and exterior to the next level.

Why Make Updates?

Re-envisioning your personal space has many benefits. The most obvious is that it can enhance your property value. If you think you might sell your home in the next couple of years, improvements that you make can help you get more from your property. Talk to your realtor about what’s trending, and make a point to keep up with changes so that you can justify a higher selling price.

Just as important as achieving a return on your investment when it’s time to sell is making updates to your home that make it more affordable and comfortable now. You can save money each month on your utilities by doing things such as replacing your roof and adding energy-efficient appliances. If these aren’t in the cards at the moment, even sealing air leaks and setting your water heater down a few degrees can have a positive impact.

Beautiful on a Budget

If you’re not quite ready to commit to a £10,000 or more renovation, don’t worry. There are many cost-effective techniques that can help you completely revitalize your space. A few ideas are to:

  • Painting your walls, cabinets, or even furniture can drastically change the look and feel of a dark, drab room. Yellow, sky blue, and violet, for example, create a sense of happiness that can turn your emotions from sad to glad with just a few brushstrokes.
  • Changing your furniture around is another way to flip a room into something entirely new. While this might not work with every room, switching things around is free and allows you to experience your home in a new light. Before you start moving furniture in your living room, TV room, or den, measure to ensure that your television is the right size for your new viewing distance.

An Outdoor Oasis

When you have a bit more budget to work with, consider turning your efforts outdoors. Two major updates that will improve the quality of life for you and your family include:

  • Build an outdoor kitchen. An outdoor kitchen will give your family a new place to gather and minimize cleanup indoors on warm summer evenings. Pricing varies from just a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands of dollars or more. You can find free software to design a 3D rendering without architectural experience. In order to make room for your outdoor kitchen, you may have to remove a tree or stump. When you vet local tree removal companies, take the time to look over customer reviews and feedback and don’t work with companies that won’t give you an upfront estimate.
  • Landscape with edibles. The landscaping of your home creates curb appeal and, like making interior updates, can increase your home value. Fortunately, landscaping doesn’t all have to be beautiful, it can be functional as well. Plan to grow edible plants, such as blueberries, which Fall Creek Nursery explains also work as an ornamental. You can also plant cilantro, parsley, rosemary, and other herbs right outside of your kitchen window.

The pandemic has been a downer for everyone. Although you’re likely leaving your house a little more these days, it never hurts to enjoy the space you call home. And, in case of an resurgence, you’ll be glad that you made changes that make your home a happy place.

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