Last year, we got the chance to spend more time in our houses due to COVID-19. This made us realize how important is to live in a place where we feel comfortable. So, here, we will talk about some comfort improvements that you can do to some spaces of your home. Believe me; sometimes making these changes will totally transform your place.
Remember that sometimes, we just need some small adjustments to have our perfect spot. It could be more illumination, a comfy blanket, or some lovely plants. We have just enlisted the more popular ones of 2021 for you.
Comfort improvements for your room…
- Memory foam mattress
This will bring heaven to earth. Also, it will take your sleeping experience to another level. This type of mattress is the softest and with their technology, you will sleep better. However, if you don’t like that softness, then there are options for you. Some brands combine high-firmness foam with soft foams on the top layers.
Remember that sleeping well is crucial for staying healthy. So, it is worth spending money on this type of improvement. Your body will thank you later for being well-rested.
- Weighted blanket
If you struggle every night to sleep, then you need to try this. It’s also extremely helpful if you have anxiety problems. The secret of this product is that it makes you feel contained as if someone is hugging or holding you. With this, you will feel relaxed, and it will be easier for you to go to sleep.
Before purchasing, check the materials of the blanket. As well, you have to choose one with a weight that represents approximately the 10% of your body’s.
- Essential oil diffuser
This is an amazing thing to have in your room. They will provide a nice smell to your room. As well, some oils are helpful to boost your immune system or relax your body. So, you will have a double benefit with one device.
Some diffusers are expensive but don’t worry, you can DIY. It will not have a huge smell range as a diffuser but it will work. You can just put it on your night table and it will do. For DIY, you just need your favourite essential oil, baking soda, and cotton balls. Mix 15 drops with ¼ teaspoon of baking soda, and then soaks the cotton pellets.
Improvements that your living room needs…
Now that we have talked about a space that is for your own. Let’s talk about one space that is used for spending time with friends and family. Oh yes, your living room. This should be a space that invites people to stay there. So, here are the best improvements that you can do.
- Put some plants there
Having plants at home will give you a lot of benefits. Naturally, plants purify the air in the room, and they absorb polluting gases. Also, they bring more humidity to the environment. In fact, some studies say that people are calmer and relax in places with nature. So, if you live in a dry environment, then they will be very helpful.
Besides the health benefits, plants will bring to life your rooms. You will need to find some pots that will show your personality. That way they will decorate the place.
- Put down some rugs
With this, you can make your living room look like a new one. Also, you should consider that we shouldn’t be using shoes indoors due to COVID-19. A lot of viruses and bacteria can get to your home in the shoe’s soles. Ask yourself as well as your guests to leave their shoes on one side of the front door. And the rug will give comfort to their feet.
Also, use rugs to your advantage. If you choose the size correctly, then it can make your space look bigger. So, this is a win-win purchase.
- Put a fireplace
Investing in a fireplace is a very good decision, especially if you live in a cold place. Having one will create a cosy environment. Further, there are several options for fireplaces in the market. You don’t necessarily need one that works with gas or wood. Now you can get some electrical ones that look incredible.
Also, you can just purchase an indoor fire pit. They will give an extra touch to your living room. And it will make it an iconic space of your home.
Improvements for your outdoor space…
The way your home looks speaks for you. It will talk about your tastes and how well you take care of your things. The outdoor space is a place that anyone can see.
- Change your front door
This only applies if you don’t like the one which you already have. If you like the one that you have, then consider doing some small changes. You can put a new door handle or change the colour of the door. This will give a whole new dimension to your front door.
One of the first things that people see when going to your home is your door. So, make sure to have it clean and in a good state. It’s not that hard to take care of your door.
- Put some nice illumination
This is a small detail, but it will change the whole environment of your front spot. You can use it to highlight the path to your front door. It will seem like a very nice welcome to your guests. Also, when talking about safety, it’s important to have a well-illuminated entrance.
You can purchase some garden lights and use them for this purpose. They will work perfectly, and there are some of these lights that get charged with the sun.
- Put an electric gate
If you’re looking to have more privacy and security, then this is a good improvement. Electric gates will look fancy and you will have a class. As well, you will avoid having strange people trying to enter your property. This improvement will also increase the worth of your house.
There are a lot of styles for these gates. You choose from a variety of materials too. It can be metal ones, or you can choose timbers ones. Check what type will go with your house style and pick the one accordingly.
Another important outdoor space: your backyard…
Doing improvements to your backyard is highly recommended. You can have an incredible view and a nice sport to pass time.
- Do some landscape architecture work
Landscape architecture is amazing; with this, you will have the backyard of your dreams. It will consider everything: the plants that will work with the weather of where you live as well as the type of use that you want to give to this place.
Hiring a landscape architect could be expensive but believe me, it’s worth it. But in case that you don’t have that much money, then you can opt for other options.
- Put a deck
Timber decks are great; they give an extra to any backyard. You can put a nice table and some couches, and you will have a comfy place immediately. You can even have a fire pit there. With these items, you will have the space that anyone is looking for in their backyards.
Remember that there are plenty of timber types and colours. You can choose treated pine, blackbutt, jarrah, or spotted gum. Those are the most popular ones.
- Put some cool lightning
Nowadays you have tons of incredible options for lighting. There is some LED giant’ balls that you can use to illuminate your garden. Or, some fairy lantern lights that will give a magical touch to your backyard.
If you don’t want to spend more, then you can improvise with your Christmas lights. Just use your creativity and it will work out.
- Change your fence
If your fence is in a good state, then there’s no need to replace it. But if you had the typical wooden fence, then you can just paint it. With this, you will bring it back to life. If there’s in a bad state, then a replacement will be needed.
For purchasing a new one, check the quality of the materials. Also, check the reviews of other customers who have bought the product that you’re looking for. This is extremely helpful to know how the item you’re going to buy works. And you can make informed decisions.
Last pieces of advice:
- Always invest in your safety
Most people don’t consider this as an improvement, but it is. Basic stuff that you need in your house to improve your security is:
• Security alarm system
• Motion security lights
• Remote control gate
• Security locks on your front and back door
- No big budget, no problem
We have given advice where you have to purchase new things or hire professionals. But remember that you can always restore the things that you already have. This is cheaper and will have almost the same results. So, don’t feel discouraged as DIYing anything will have problems.
These are the most popular home improvements for 2021. Make sure to try them and get ready to have an incredible house. One more thing: You can try to renovate your home office spot. With this, you will be working more comfortably. Add this working space improvement to the other ones and complete the renovation. After that, you will be ready to enjoy your house to its fullest.