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Top Ideas for Making Your Home a Happier and Healthier Space
During the past two years, people's lifestyles have changed because of the pandemic. Not only has remote work become the norm for most companies, but families are also often using meal deliveries and streaming entertainment in place of going out. Since this increased time at home means that the atmosphere and condition of your house can impact your quality of life, you should consider these ideas to optimize your living space and turn it into a cheerful and welcoming oasis, presented by The Bagga Team.
Start with Decluttering
Research shows that a decluttered living environment can sharpen your focus and improve your well-being. It's also much easier to refresh an area when it's not overflowing with your belongings.
Several methods can rid your house of clutter:
The KonMari Method requires you to get rid of items that don't spark joy.
The 20-Minute Challenge asks you to tackle cleaning projects in small chunks of time.
The 12-12-12 Challenge encourages you to find 12 items to put away, 12 to throw away and 12 to donate.
The 30-Day Minimalism Game has you dispose of one item on the first of the month, two on the second, three on the third, and so on.
Once you have eliminated unnecessary items, keep things tidy by using practical storage options. For example, buy stackable plastic containers to store your children's toys and decorative wicker baskets for your bathroom supplies.
Give Your Walls a Facelift
A simple revitalization trick is to give your walls a new coat of paint. This DIY project is a cost-effective tool that allows you to add a pop of color or simply make your walls look cleaner. As a bonus, refreshing your walls can help make your Edmonton house more marketable if you decide to put it on the market.
Let Nature Play a Role
Another DIY project is to bring more nature into your environment. First, allow more sunlight in by replacing heavy curtains with sheer panels or adjustable blinds. Then, incorporate nature into your decorating scheme with live plants, flowers and potted trees. When exposed to these natural elements, you experience a myriad of health benefits, including reduced stress, better air quality, and boosted immunity.
Take Advantage of Extra Space
If you have a basement in your house that is not being used, consider renovating it. For example, if you work remotely, why not create a private office for yourself? Better yet, construct a home gym that makes working out fun and convenient. Whether you prefer a calm space to meet your yoga and meditation needs or a more traditional setup with weights and a treadmill, having a dedicated area can help you establish a workout habit and achieve your fitness goals.
Consider hiring a contractor to save time, get quality results, and avoid the frustration of a DIY project. The price of the remodel can vary based on several factors:
Scale of the project
Size of the room
Location of your property
Type of construction materials
Also, keep in mind that if you plan to add carpet, you should include the cost of subfloor installation in your price estimate. Basement flooring can experience mold issues if this type of precaution is not taken.
Since you spend so much time at home, updating and refreshing your living space is worth the cost. Investing in renovations can revitalize your environment, create a healthier atmosphere and even improve your quality of life.
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