Get a Little Extra: 10 Useful Home Improvements for the Year 2021
The pandemic forced people to do almost everything remotely while limiting face to face interaction. Now that majority are working from their homes or even having classes online, it can ultimately get a little bit dull and stuffy inside. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be. You can always opt to upgrade your space and welcome 2021 with style.
There’s no use denying the fact that your home is your safest haven. Go and take a look around your home, and if something doesn’t feel right, then it is time to go out with the old and in with the new. You’ll never know how much a little (or more) change can have a big impact on your productivity.
Here are some of the top upgrades you can make in every part of your home.
Most people will probably agree that the bedroom is the most important part of the home. It is where they unwind after a tiring day, the go-to place when things are rough, and most likely the only space where they feel like they are free and could truly be themselves. Hence, if you’re not sure where to start the upgrade, begin with your bedroom.
There are several enhancements you can do to make it more appealing and comfortable. Read on to learn more.
1. Get a new mattress.
You need a good night’s sleep to face the day’s challenges head-on, and if your bed doesn’t permit that, don’t put up with it any longer and get a new mattress already. Believe it or not, but buying a new one is life-changing, especially when your current one is already worn out and gives you the pains when you wake up in the morning.
There are mattresses tailored for different sleeping positions, so knowing your sleeping habits could also help you choose the most suitable one to buy. Purchasing the best mattresses for side sleepers, back sleepers, or stomach sleepers can help reduce body soreness and greatly improve sleeping patterns.
2. Do away with the furniture you don’t need.
Your furniture fills the dull space of your bedroom with its aesthetically decorated fronts. Aside from the art, they also provide you the convenience of storing and hiding things you don’t want to be displayed in plain sight. Yes, it is essential, but too much of it can ruin the vibe of your room.
‘Many’ and ‘big’ are not the best room furniture choices because they take up too much area, and nobody wants to stay in a cramped space. Opt to buy smaller ones, instead, that serve multiple functions as well.
3. Switch to a more modern look.
In the olden days, tapestries were owned by the well-to-do and served various purposes for the nobles and royals. Nowadays, they are used to adorn the walls instead of posters and other artworks. Hanging this piece of fabric leaves a big impression and is aesthetically pleasing.
Despite their historical significance, these tapestries are now widely produced and have become more available for common homeowners. In fact, it is a relatively cheap alternative for expensive framed paintings. Aside from being a wall decor, you can also use them as curtains, tablecloth, bedspread, and even as a throw blanket.
Leveling Up the Kitchen
Taking care of your own heart might be hard to do, but paying attention to your kitchen, which is dubbed as the heart of the home, is not. Apart from your bedroom, your kitchen also needs to level up.
1. Replace the old kitchen appliances.
Many modern appliances are now available in the market, and if you are skeptical about buying them, just remember that most of them are designed to carry out multiple functions and are more energy-efficient. Take air fryers, for example. This kitchen appliance earned a spot to most home cooks because of the multiple air frying recipes you can make.
2. Focus on the storage capacity.
You need to keep a lot of tools, utensils, and other appliances, even food, in your kitchen, so you have to pay close attention to its storage capacity. If possible, you can add a pantry to increase kitchen storage. If, however, you don’t have the luxury of space, try downsizing it by replacing unnecessarily big furniture.
You can try searching on the internet for kitchen storage alternatives to groom your kitchen and increase its storage area stylishly.
3. Update the kitchen flooring.
The look of your kitchen floor is part of its overall design statement. Choosing between wood, tile, stone, cork, or vinyl can significantly influence the mood it projects. To help you decide, remember the three C’s: comfort, cleaning-ease, and cost.
Other Significant Upgrades for your Home
The bedroom and the kitchen are two of the most popular renovated areas. However, adapting to the new normal also calls for other major upgrades, such as:
Adding a home office
If you are currently working from home, getting a room dedicated solely for work purposes can increase your productivity. This is because you can concentrate better and separate work from personal matters more effectively. Your home office can also serve as your’ zoom room’ if you need to attend a virtual meeting, seminar, or lecture.
Improving the outdoor view
Upgrades must apply not only the inside but also the outside. Adding plants to your yard or improving your deck is like a breath of fresh air whenever you decide to go outdoors. Having outdoor decks give you space to work outside where you can enjoy the beauty given by nature.
Improving your residence is arguably one of the best decisions you can make to welcome 2021. It doesn’t hurt to get a little extra with your home because after a long day’s work, you know you deserve the comfort and peace it provides – even when you were just staying there for the whole day.