There are many ways to improve the quality of your life and show that you are finally maturing. Whether you are getting a better job or starting a new family, many major stages and transitions in your life will signify that you are progressing well in your life. For many adults, however, it is the simple things that show growth, and a terrific indicator of this is owning your own home.
The space that you live in isn’t just there to house your body. By extension, it is there to house your soul. Therefore, you need to make it a place of joy and peace, serving as the foundation from which you relate with the rest of the world with wit, good humor and open-minded disposition.
One of the hallmarks of a well-developed adult is that they finally come into their own, find a style that is uniquely them, and then modify everything about them, from the clothes they wear to the spaces they occupy, to reflect this unique style.
So what kinds of upgrades can you make to your home to not only express your unique style but also to improve the quality of your life? Many of them are simple and affordable, but they are also utterly mind-blowing. Here are nine of the best of them.
During your teenage years, you were probably satisfied with simple thumbtacks holding your photos on the wall. However, a simple but massively convenient improvement to space on your wall is to frame your pictures and posters. When you do this, you imbue the pictures on your wall with a sense of purpose. Frames also give you extra opportunities to coordinate the appearance of your walls as you can choose the color, texture and material of the frames.
2. Garage Door Screens
For most Americans, the garage isn’t just a place to park their car. It is a place to tinker and work on things. It can even be an extended office. Many of the world’s greatest modern companies started in garages. Therefore, they are a symbol of incubation for greatness. Yet, for all of that leaving them open too long will eventually let all manner of dust, dirt and insects inside. You want the natural light from the outside, but you don’t want the insects, so it's a good idea to invest in garage door screens. They let the light in, but they keep everything else you don’t desire outside.
3. Prioritize Your Collections
Many of us have been collecting something through our lives, for everything from postage stamps to vintage toys to sports collectibles. Anything that matters to you and that you have been collecting through the years should be highlighted and not just scattered loosely around your home. Undoubtedly, these are items of pride to you or else you wouldn’t be collecting them, so show them to the world with pride. Have a pedestal on which you showcase your collections or, if they are especially large, showcase them in the living room or whatever room in the house is the most prominent.
4. Get Comfortable Furniture
Beautiful furniture that is of good quality and provides comfort is not to be taken lightly. Make sure you get the most comfortable and classical seating for you and your guests. Staying in the house will be much more comfortable as a result.
5. Add Some Life to Your Home
There is much to be said to the value that plant life gives to a home. It adds color and a vibrant feel to the house, but it also makes the air fresher and healthier. Besides, there is something to be learned from the responsibility that comes with taking care of your potted plants.
6. Make Your Deck Cool Again
Your deck is a terrific place to host your guests and showcase your home. Therefore, it's important that the deck exudes some of that very beauty that you want your guests to see in the rest of the house.
7. Have a Smart Thermostat in the House
If you want to lower the energy costs in your house, then you should think of investing in smart technology, such as a smart thermostat. It will help you stay energy efficient by cooling and heating your home by just the right amount at just the right time.
8. Work on Your Front Door
Your front door is the entrance to your home. It only makes sense, therefore, that it speaks to what resides within. You can start by giving it a glossy new coat of paint and adding in style elements that capture the essence of who you are and how you want your home to look.
9. Improve Your Lighting
Lighting has a way of not only illuminating a space but also adding some space and personality to it. You may have to spend a decent amount here, but it is certainly worth it in the long run. Besides, it will certainly add value to your home when you plan to resell it.