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5 Things We Want to Change About Our Homes

Discover how you can get rid of your kalat and improve your place ASAP!

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No matter how much we love, treasure, and appreciate our homes, there will always be things that we wish we could change about them. In fact, many of us think about the things that we want to remove or improve in our personal sanctuaries every day.

Instead of focusing on what we don’t like and dreaming about living in another place, we can choose to do something about the issues in the home we have right now. 

Here are the 5 things that we want to change about our homes and what YOU can do about it:    

  • Kalat in and around the dwelling

Unfortunately, most of us know this dilemma all too well. When we own too many things and we don’t store them properly, our space could easily look cramped and messy. Make it a point to clean and organize your home every day.

 The solution:  Although most people often pick out one day or one weekend to spend on general cleaning, we think that this could be overwhelming and frustrating. Instead of doing everything all at once, you can simply clean one room in your home every day until you’re done. For example, you can clean your living area on Monday, clean your dining area on Tuesday, and so on. You may also want to ask a trusted friend to help out and remind you to donate or recycle things that you no longer need.

  •  Drab and madilim rooms

If your home is too dark, it might be too dull and uninspiring. Trust us on this one: the lack of proper lighting can make any place seem unattractive. If you want to immediately improve your space, you must find ways to make it bright, airy, and maaliwalas.

The solution: Replace your dim light bulbs with LED light bulbs. While these are more expensive at first, these are actually brighter, more energy-efficient, and will last for a longer period of time. The next step is to bring in more accent and task lighting, such as floor lamps or table lamps.

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  • The old and outdated style of the home

Many of us have lived in the same homes since we were children. While this may be comforting, it can also make you feel bored, uninspired, and stuck in a different decade. If you want to make the most of your own hideaway as soon as possible, you may want to update its look and feel.

The solution: Paint your walls! We know that you have read this particular tip a few times before, but it is still one of our favorite ideas because it is easy-to-do, affordable, and effective. You can transform an old space by painting your walls eggshell white, mint green, or baby blue.

  • The sad and unappealing furniture pieces

In a perfect world, the next suggestion would be to say goodbye to all of the furniture pieces that have seen better days. However, we understand that many of us cannot afford to or simply do not want to invest in brand new items. If you want to create a better place for you and your loved ones, you may want to figure out what to do with the things that you already own.

The solution: Think about what you can do with what you have! You can order a new slipcover made of white canvas fabric for your sofa. You can hire someone to paint, varnish, or reupholster your beloved belongings. At the very least, you can look for new curtains, throw pillows, and other soft furnishings.

  • The bathrooms that we cannot be proud of

Many of us also have bathrooms with cracked, stained, or missing tiles and dark tile grout! These unsightly details can make us feel embarrassed to let guests in. If you want to have a bathroom that is clean and well-maintained, you must consider saving up for new bathroom tiles.

The solution: Before spending on anything else every payday, set aside a certain amount of money for your retiling job. We know that this may be difficult to do, but the payoff will be worth it! New tiles and tile grout can make your bathroom look as good as new… or even better than it used to.

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