When we make changes to our homes, often we do so because we are planning on making them look better or increasing their worth as an investment. Most of the changes then tend to be either practical or aesthetic, but if that’s all they’re doing then this is quite a limited approach to take.
While your property might benefit a lot from getting an attractive new paint job you see, and while it might be able to benefit to a large degree from having double glazing put in, other projects for your home can do much more to change the way you actually use your property and even alter your routine on a daily basis and your whole lifestyle. Here we will look at the changes that will have the biggest direct impact on the way you spend your days and probably your happiness as a result.
These are two of the most practical rooms in the house that we use on a daily basis in a very functional way. There are jobs we do in our kitchens and bathrooms that we simply can’t avoid, but having the best utilities and layout here can make those jobs easier and more pleasant – whether it’s adding a hot tub for your bathroom or adding a washing machine and more draining space in your kitchen.
If you’re struggling to get into shape, then giving yourself a home gym will make that a lot easier and mean you are much more likely to stick at the routines you come up with because you won’t have to leave the home to do so. This will then mean that this simple renovation helps you to look and feel better and to avoid illness or obesity – which is a very significant thing to change about your life.
Terrace or Patio
Having a terrace or patio area in the garden allows you to actually use your garden in a much more effective and pleasant way. Rather than just using this as somewhere practical to grow plants/work this then becomes somewhere that you can sit outside with a cup of tea while you read the paper, or somewhere that you can entertain guests. This will mean that you spend more time outdoors, and that in turn will mean that you feel much less stressed and aren’t as likely to get cabin fever after a day at home.
More Living Space
Added more living space in general to your existing rooms by extending them can make a huge difference to your daily routine and make you generally feel a lot less hemmed in and give you many more options for how you want to use your rooms. For instance if you use home extensions on your living room then this could give you more space to entertain allowing you to host dinner parties or have more people round without worrying about the lack of space. Likewise if you use them in your bedrooms it means you can have a larger bed in there, or add some of your other belongings whether they’re decorative or practical.
Donna Shepard is a very artsy person and her taste in taste in design is impeccable. She gives tips, ideas and advice on house decoration in her blogs.