Guest post from Natalie at Homeownerbliss
It is easy to take our houses for granted, but they give us shelter and make many fond memories possible. But did you know that your home can also affect your mental and physical well-being? Since our homes are usually an extension of who we are, we must safeguard this sacred place by ensuring that it is optimally maintained for our health. Today, Green Clover Minimalism explains a little more about the connections between your home and your health.
A home’s exterior can be instantly judged by the paintwork on the walls. If you want to set a positive impression in the minds of potential buyers one day, a simple do-over with paint is a simple yet effective solution for this. You might want to re-look at your garden, as well, as these are the sorts of things that could end up adding value to your home or detracting from this (not to mention facilitating healthier eating). Whatever improvements you decide to make, though, you should ideally document these changes by keeping your receipts and transactions in a safe place to show prospective buyers how much work and effort you put into your home and how this justifies the selling price you’re asking for.
Clutter is one of those things that is easy to accumulate but notoriously difficult to get rid of. If you are on the search for a clearer and healthier headspace, then you should attend to clutter sooner rather than later, as it tends to become more of a headache as time goes on.
Get a Home Management App
You might also want to invest in a home management app that can put you in touch with professionals skilled in trades like carpentry, plumbing, electrical work, and more! A home management app streamlines and simplifies the organisation of household tasks and responsibilities. It allows users to create to-do lists, set reminders, and efficiently manage chores, appointments, and maintenance schedules, helping to reduce stress and improve overall productivity in running a household. Furthermore, these apps often provide a centralised platform for important information such as emergency contacts, home inventory, and budget tracking, offering homeowners a comprehensive solution for maintaining and managing their living spaces.
Speaking of a more focused and refreshed mind, your home office is another detail you want to pay close attention to if it is a space you dread going into. One solution to this is to try to create a happy, inspirational atmosphere with lots of natural light, greenery, and the proper furniture that will help you feel relaxed and professional at the same time – especially if you plan on working from home!
It’s important to remember to maintain your heating and cooling system as the seasons change to avoid the discomfort that comes with two vastly different weather extremes. Moreover, if you suffer from allergies, you’ll know that having your HVAC system inspected at least twice a year will be instrumental in keeping your allergies at bay.
Nature is undoubtedly the ultimate form of rest, calm, and relaxation. Therefore, it only makes sense to bring some calming energy indoors to inject a bit of vibrancy into an area begging for a touch of nature. If you are concerned about not being able to maintain plants indoors, then you may be quite happy to hear that there are plenty of indoor plants, such as the Spider Plant, the Peace Lily, and the Pothos, that thrive just as well inside as most plants do outside.
If your budget is limited, but you need to get your home sorted, there are upgrades you can do yourself that are affordable and simple to do, such as paintwork, redoing the floors with DIY tiles, adding a pretty little garden bed to your front yard as well as sprucing up your decor by using refurbished items that will make an eye-catching difference.
Then there are other improvements that will require the help of a professional such as making sure each and every light bulb within the home functions properly, fixing any cracked and broken tiles in the home, filling any cracks or holes in your driveway, and updating the plumbing. These home improvements usually require the knowledge and expertise of experienced tradespeople who know what they are doing to execute a job with finesse.
Taking care of finer details, like investing in a properly designed professional home office, is what is going to help set the bar for your home when comparing it to other homes in the area on sale one day. And every improvement, no matter how small, can help you to feel more at ease when you’re at home. Your house is your oasis from the world, so treat it well!
This was a guest post from Natalie from Homeownerbliss. If you’re buying your first home, or just want to make your house feel more like home, Natalie is here to help.