"By investing in home renovations to support your overall health, you’ll enjoy a higher quality of life."
You spend most of your time at home, so if you want to improve your mental and physical well-being, it makes sense to start by improving your environment. By investing in home renovations to support your overall health, you’ll enjoy a higher quality of life. Today’s tips will help you complete simple repairs, power through a kitchen renovation, purify your home’s air, and more!
Carry out Basic Home Repairs
If you’re interested in renovating your home because you plan to list it for sale soon, you’ll want to take care of a few basic repairs first. You can tackle some inexpensive fixes DIY-style, like painting your walls or replacing outdated bathroom fixtures. But you’ll probably want to hire a professional to take care of pricier, large-scale projects, such as installing new flooring or replacing your windows.
Broken and damaged items in the home can lead to accidents (especially electrical faults, or uneven floors), unfixed maintenance issues can result in additional damage and costs later when they aren't attended to (think water leaks, leaking rooves and peeling paint), and they are often irritants that spoil your enjoyment of your home (like windows and doors that don't close properly or are difficult to open).
Your kitchen is a space where you can care for your family’s well-being, and if your aim is to create a healthier home, it makes sense to start by renovating your kitchen. Invest in changes like copper surfaces with antimicrobial properties, under-mounting your sink, upgrading to a better range fan, and cultivating a kitchen garden with herbs and vegetables. If you’ll need any pipes repaired or serviced, you should hire a professional plumber to avoid expensive remodeling mishaps.
Kitchen renovations are also a great place to start if you're trying to improve your home’s value before a sale! Just make sure to document all the work with receipts and before-and-after photos.
"Your kitchen is a space where you can care for your family’s well-being."
Air Purification in your Home
Do you live in an area with poor air quality? If so, rest assured that there are plenty of ways to enhance your home’s air quality. E Magazine recommends regularly changing the air filters in your HVAC system and placing filters with activated charcoal around your home. You may also want to hire a contractor to install ceiling fans in different rooms. This will improve air circulation and pull more air through your ventilation system to purify it.
A critical component of maintaining good air quality indoors is vacuuming regularly. It’s easy to let it slide if you have a busy life, but it really should be done at least once a week. If you have pets, you should vacuum more often.
Add Greenery to your Home
If you love spending time in nature, bring a bit more greenery into your own home. In addition to a small kitchen garden and indoor plants for air purification purposes, you can get creative and utilize trailing plants to design a “living wall.” You can take full advantage of your outdoor spaces, too! Even if you only have a small yard or balcony, you can set up a miniature vegetable garden or flower garden.
"Take full advantage of your outdoor spaces."
Don't Neglect your Home Office
Transforming a room into a home office can significantly enhance your productivity and comfort while working from home. The key elements to consider are a comfortable chair, a functional desk, and good lighting to create an efficient workspace. Don't forget to personalize your space with decor that inspires creativity and calmness for those busy workdays.
Remodeling for a Healthier Lifestyle
Remodeling your home can help you live a healthier lifestyle and truly feel your best. It’s important to create an environment where you can thrive! Whether you want to remodel your whole kitchen, get some minor repairs out of the way, or create a home office so that you can start your business, these tips will guide you through the process.
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