A home that’s properly taken care of will reward you with many memories and long, happy years of shelter. But in order for that to happen, you’re going to have to show it some love first.

When you think about keeping your home in tip-top shape, you almost always think of the financial expenses you’d need to cover for the cost of maintaining it. However, keeping your home in pristine condition doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive.

Here’s a list of 5 things you can do to show your home some love.

5 Tips to Show Your Home Some Love

Spending more time at home during the pandemic has brought most of us to the realization that maybe our homes need some love after months or in some cases, years of neglect. If you’re unsure of where to start, we’ve got your back.

1. Declutter

Over the years, all of the belongings you’ve accumulated pile up and slowly the home fills with clutter. Being mindful of what you have and what you need can help cut down unnecessary purchases in the future.

Decluttering your home doesn’t have to be done in one fell swoop. You can take things slowly and go room by room, section by section. Try starting with a few minutes each day or how about giving away 1 item (which you don’t use) a day. As you get more comfortable, you can then scale up to donating your possessions that are no longer being used.

Once you’ve gotten the hang of it, your home will feel a lot lighter and more spacious. You’ll begin to feel the benefits of a clutter-free home, like a boost in energy and creativity.

Less can be more and less clutter means more time to live.

2. Maintain your home

Homes aren’t invincible. Over time, you’re going to be dealing with overall wear and tear which can take a toll on your finances depending on the nature of the damages.

Being proactive about maintenance will greatly reduce major issues with the home and save you some cash down the road.

a. Renovate as needed.

Renovations are expensive. If you plan on renovating your home, you’ve got to plan and prioritize which parts of the house you’re going to upgrade.

b. Repair damages.

Address signs of wear and tear before they turn into bigger problems. Inspecting your home and completing home improvement projects will keep your home’s maintenance manageable.

3. See your home in a new light

Lighting can have a big impact on your home’s overall feel. Aside from being able to set a mood, proper lighting can highlight areas in the home and divert attention away from areas you don’t want focus on.

There are a few ways you can play around with lighting that’ll give your home a different vibe.

a. Try new lighting fixtures.

Tweaking your light fixtures can add a lot of character to the home. You can choose to have classic, modern, progressive or artistic fixtures to accent different rooms.

b. Play around with different hues.

Different colours can evoke different moods. Warmer tones create a more cozy atmosphere while more bright and colourful ones tend to be more playful.

c. Incorporate natural light into your home.

With all the lighting in your home, the best light is still natural light. As a bonus, it also saves you on electricity bills.

4. Add functionality to form

Design’s an important factor in making a home feel unique and livable. However, the pandemic has taught us that having multipurpose spaces can greatly increase our productivity.

Form over function has become form and function and you don’t necessarily have to sacrifice the aesthetics of the home. Moreover, incorporating furniture that serves more than one function is becoming increasingly important in today’s marketplace.

Versatile furniture such as sofa beds, murphy beds, expanding tables, morphing chairs are all alternative ways that can add functionality to your home while still allowing yourself to enjoy beautiful interiors.

5. Don’t forget the outside

Giving your home some love wouldn’t be complete without cleaning up the outside of your home as well. Your home’s exterior is equally as important as the interior since it’s the part responsible for shielding you and your loved ones from the elements while being aesthetically pleasing to the neighbourhood.

Take a look around the home and see what areas need touching up. Perhaps you need to improve on the curb appeal? Anything from painting your exterior to cleaning out your driveway counts. Swap out old house numbers with new stylish ones, change your mailbox or even get new decorative gates and fences to give your home a new, refreshed look.

In the garden, add more colourful plants and flowers that’ll add character to the exterior. If you have some budget to work with, professional landscaping’s an option. Trees and shrubs are a nice addition to the property as they can increase the curb appeal of the home.

Love Your Home

After all is said and done, showing love to your home isn’t going to be a one-time thing. Clutter can come back if left unchecked, the home’s going to keep wearing and tearing, lights will eventually lose luster and fixtures and furniture will eventually break. Understanding this’ll enable you to have the right approach to care for your home and keep it in tip-top shape.

Proper maintenance of your home will keep it running smoothly while maintaining your home’s value over time.

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