We all have a sentimental attachment to the place we call home. It’s where our strongest memories are made, where we feel at peace, and where we spend most of our time with the ones we love. Much like a romantic relationship, loving your home means committing to your home’s health. Instead of fixating on everything you find wrong—chipping paint, squeaking doors, or dim lighting—giving love to your home can contribute to your happiness.
Remember, the grass isn’t always greener on the other side (it is greener where you’ve watered)—finding ways to show your home a little TLC is not only investing in your home but investing in your overall wellbeing. This blog will discuss a few upgrades you can make that will have you falling back in love with your home.
Get the best of both worlds. An indoor-outdoor area in your home could reduce stress and increase your home’s value. These modified living areas are one of the hottest trends because they offer functionality and style while increasing usable square footage without an expensive remodel. Turn an existing window into a door, add more windows to bring the outdoors in, or replace a wall with an upgraded accordion door that creates an extended living room. Make the perfect lounge space by including a seating area, side tables, and decor to create a relaxing place where you can enjoy nature from the comfort of your own home.
Make your backyard a relaxing destination. Installing a pergola in your yard is another way to enjoy an indoor-outdoor experience. These open structures can add style and beauty to your backyard while providing shelter and shade. You can customize your space by hanging plants or adding speakers, and making your pergola the perfect place for parties and celebrations. For the enthusiastic DIYer, you can find pergola plans for free online.
Build an at-home chef’s dream kitchen. Outdoor kitchens, grills, and even pizza ovens have become a hot trend in recent years. Outside cooking stations can help make better use of your space by adding meal prep flexibility while creating strong family memories during the nicer weather. They are also great for entertaining and could save you on summertime utility bills by keeping the heat outdoors so your air conditioner can take a break while you entertain outdoors.
Small and large DIY projects can help you take significant steps to freshen up your space and give you a newfound appreciation for your home. For your more elaborate projects, a Home Equity Line of Credit could be exactly what you need to help you fall in love with your home again. As Yolo County’s #1 Best Credit Union and Mortgage Company, you can trust that our team of local experts can help. To get started, schedule an appointment with a Yolo Federal representative today!
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