Unless you have an awesome job that takes you around the world, you’re probably going to spend a large part of your life at home. It’s your sanctuary, it’s your haven, it’s your castle. It takes on average 25 years to repay the average mortgage—that’s almost a third of the average life expectancy. If you’re going to be in living in your home for such a long time, then it’s time to take control and turn it into a property you can be proud of living in.
Get New Chairs
Something that many people neglect in the home is the importance of a good chair. Whether you’re sitting at your desk or eating at the dining table, you need to be sitting straight and on a comfortable surface. We’ve all sat on a basic wooden chair that feels rough around the edges. Simply slapping a cushion onto a chair doesn’t help either because it still feels like you’re sitting on a park bench. Get rid of those boring chairs, throw out that old sofa, and invest in some good seating arrangements. Your bum will thank you later.
Too many people stick to regular dining room arrangements as well. How many of us have seen a square dining table surrounded by four chairs? It’s the most basic and boring setup that anyone can come up with. Check out some classy restaurants—they all use big soft seats because they know that you’ll be sat down for a long time. Replace those boring dining chairs with a comfortable sofa. It’ll create more space in your dining area, and your dinner parties will be much more casual and inviting.
Take Care of Your Exterior
If you’re going to spend money on buying an entire house, you may as well make the most of the whole property and not just the inside. People say to never judge a book by its cover, but they’ll definitely judge a house by its front and back yard. You don’t want to have a jungle growing in front of your home, and you don’t want to turn your backyard into a waste dump either.
Here’s a fun fact: one of the easiest ways to improve your house’s exterior is to have a good fence around it. Believe it or not, the fencing acts like a frame around your house, and it sets the tone for everyone that walks past your home. Be the envy of the neighborhood by installing a fancy glass balustrade that’s specifically made for external applications. Every time your peers walk past, they’ll marvel at how modern your house looks.
Show Off Your Belongings
Remind yourself that you’re the undisputed man of the house with a good display shelf or cabinet to display your personal belongings. Share your collectables, display your interests, and show off your travel memorabilia. Having a boring and empty wall is no fun, but attach a shelf onto it and fill it with your prized belongings and it suddenly becomes a personalized display of your life.