1.26.2018

The Invisible Home Improvements That Change Your Life

What do you think when you hear the term home makeover? If you’re already planning for new paint on the walls and maybe wondering about getting that kitchen island done you’ve been wanting for so long, let me stop you right here. Today is all about the small home improvements that you barely see. Changing decors and embracing new interior trends might be what most people expect from a home makeover. However, sometimes little details can go a long way and completely change the perception you’ve got of your home. So, for once, let’s forget about big decor changes and focus on the little things that happen in the background and that nobody notices. Here are handy ways to improve your home without changing its interior design. Just think of it as an improved version of your house. Digital savvy Millennials would call it the home 2.0, but ultimately it’s about finding the invisible threats to your health and safety at home and replacing these with a safer option. Here are five tips to improve your home without needing to finance vast renovation works.




#1 Clean your roof and gutter
When you strip down everything in your home to focus on the basics, your home is nothing more than a roof over your head. Admittedly then you begin to add trendy furniture, electric and water systems, high-tech sensors, and equipment, without mentioning the art display. But above all decor and structural elements, your home is the physical protection against external weather conditions. But like all protective layers, you want to keep it clean, so that there is no excessive buildup clogging up your gutter or damaging your roof. Indeed, one of the main reasons for organizing regular roof maintenance and gutter cleaning is to ensure that there is a path for the rainwater to run down and away from your home. Indeed, clogged up gutters may not be the kind of things you’d notice easily – it’s quite difficult to see what’s going on inside without a ladder – but it might facilitate water infiltration and the weakening of your roof surface. Keeping your roof and gutter in good condition is the minimum you could do to ensure your comfort and safety.



#2. Organized storage
Do you enjoy cooking in your kitchen? You’d be surprised to know that a lot of people fall out of love with their kitchen because they find it impractical. As a result, they cook less and rapidly move towards takeaway solutions. In short, they reject the idea of making the most of the one room in their home that is entirely dedicated to keeping you healthy and energized. What is the cause of this behavior? More often than not, it’s a matter of organization technique, or more exactly lack of. If you fail to create effective work zones in your kitchen area, you might find it difficult to navigate between the various functions of the room. Ideally, you should create a triangle between the fridge, the oven, and the sink. In other words, you need a food storage area, a food prepping and cooking zone, and a cleanup station. This will allow you to know exactly where each item belongs to, and, more importantly, to get rid of everything you don’t need. From simple stacking solutions and adhesive hooks, you can find a lot of tricks to keep your cooking utensils at hand without cluttering the space. It may not change the appearance of your kitchen visibly, but it’ll make cooking more enjoyable.




#3. Time to create a no-fail wardrobe
Do you have the feeling that you’ve got nothing to wear, but your wardrobe is crammed with clothes? But you know that the worse part of it, it’s not the fact that the wardrobe is full of far too many clothing items. It’s the fact that you, genuinely, can’t find anything to wear. Don’t get me wrong: It’s not the time for a new shopping trip. Instead, you need to learn to organize your closet effectively. You need to be honest and edit your wardrobe permanently, which means that you have to get rid of the clothes you don’t wear by donating them or throwing it away if it’s been damaged. Once, this is done, you should be able to arrange your clothes by season, storing away what is not suitable for now. Only then can hang your garments by type and color, creating zones for each category. This will give you a clear and actionable overview so that you can’t say you’ve got nothing to wear anymore!




#4. Breathe in and relax
Did you know that the air in your home can be just as polluted than the outdoor air? Even if you can’t see them, millions of airborne particles float inside your home, carrying dust, dirt, soot, liquid droplets and smoke. They affect your health and can change the way you feel at home. Purifying your indoor air is an essential step toward a fresh and healthy home. It doesn’t take much, though. Regular ventilation, simply by opening the windows regularly, can help to renew the air inside your home and get rid of toxic particles. Keeping a salt lamp can also help as the salt crystal tends to reduce the presence of airborne irritants and allergens by pulling water vapor out of the air. And last, but not least, the addition of houseplant can actively remove toxic out of the air. So when are you getting your potted Peace Lily?






#5. Ditch the sweets and buy more fruits
Finally, your mood says a lot about your home too. If you feel happier at home, then the house will be homelier. But how can you boost your mood at home? The answer is more surprising than it seems: You need to stick to healthy food. Indeed, the consumption of fruits and vegetables increases your satisfaction and your happiness. In other words, it’s time to get rid of the sugary treats and to eat an apple.








Simple changes such as keeping a bowl of fresh fruits on the table and cleaning your gutter can dramatically improve your home, by creating the place of happiness, clarity, and safety that you crave.









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