Is your home due for an upgrade? Over time our houses can lose their luster and no longer inspire us the way they once did. When this starts to happen, you may feel your mood begin to drop. Having a home that appeals to you and makes you feel good is a great way to look after your mental health. Luckily there are many ways you can improve your home to give you that sense of inspiration back, and more importantly, help outlook after your mental well-being. So, let’s have a look at the ways to upgrade:
Repairs to Upgrade your Home
Having a lot of broken things that do not work in the home can significantly negatively affect your well-being, even if you think you are ignoring the problems sufficiently. A drawer that won’t open, a cupboard door wobbles, a light that no longer worlds, a blocked sink, there is a potentially endless list of things that need to be fixed. If this is you, then it is probably a good idea to make a list of all the repair work that needs to be done, then prioritize and begin fixing them. If you need significant work such plumbing services, it is worth your while getting these done first. The more you can tick off your list, the better you will feel.
New Light Fixtures
New light fixtures can really modernize and upgrade the look of your rooms. Lamps, lampshades, pendant lighting, are all things that can easily be modernized and on a budget too. You can use them to create a different mood or cast interesting shadows on the walls. So you can use light to be a little more creative.
Creating more space is a great way to improve the look and feel. More space means you feel less claustrophobic, and the air flows more easily, enhancing the energy of the room and your well-being. A sincere attempt at decluttering can create more space. That means removing anything that no longer adds value, including old furniture, and embracing a more minimalistic mindset. Then have a look at reorganizing your rooms. There may well be a better way to place your furniture to make the rooms appear larger. Then think about painting the walls a lighter color and adding mirrors which also give the illusion of more space without an major upgrade.
Hack the Build-in Look
The build-in look has that expensive appeal about it, but you can easily fake this. For example, you could buy several floor-to-ceiling bookshelves which when placed against a wall in an alcove, give that expensive built-in look.
Paneling is relatively inexpensive and can transform the look and feel of a room. It can make it look drastically richer and, when used correctly, does offer that wow factor. It may work especially well in a dining room, where stunning guests is the point. It can also work pretty well in multi-purpose rooms. It can be used to create a clear distinction between the areas of use, so the dining room part of a living room diner, is separated by paneling. Use clever lighting, too, to enhance this effect for an easy upgrade.