How to Make Your Home Feel Like New

How to Make Your Home Feel Like New

The following contribution is from another author.

We tend to go through a cycle with our homes. We buy it, we’re excited about the potential, and then the reality of the project dawns on us. Then we get it into shape, and we’re happy — but over time, the pleasure fades away, especially once the cracks begin to show. Then, our home can begin to feel a little dated. It’s at this point that we can begin casting our eyes at other homes, and we wonder if it’s time to move. This, however, is usually a dramatic reaction. Instead, we just need to make our home feel fresh again. We need to make it feel new. Below, we take a look at some ways you can make this happen.

Rearrange the Furniture

They say that if you have a work of art in your home, then you should change where it hangs every few months or so. Otherwise, you’ll get so used to it being where you expect it to be that you will no longer see it — you’ll just walk past it. The same, to a lesser extent, can also be said of your furniture. You walk into, say, your living room, and there’s nothing to excite you — everything’s exactly where it should be. As such, why not look at mixing things up by rearranging the furniture? It’ll be a breath of fresh air in a room that was beginning to feel a bit tired.

Find Some Inexpensive Decor

Nothing updates a space like a new splash of design, and bargain hunting sites are a fantastic tool for finding the best prices on your next decor purchase. You can even find discounts on the stores you already shop, like TJ Maxx.

Deep Cleaning

Everyone knows that they need to stay on top of the tidying when it comes to their home, but this isn’t going to make your property anything special — it’ll just prevent it from falling into a state of disrepair. And try as you might, there’s only so much you can do when you’re doing the surface level of cleaning. It’ll keep things look presentable, but it’s not going to keep your home feeling sparkling new. For that, you need to do a deep clean. That could involve deep cleaning your carpet, working with a company that offers tile and grout cleaning, or hiring a cleaner, who will be able to do a more thorough job that you can. If you prevent the build-up of dirt and grime at the root, your home will be able to feel new for longer.

Tech Upgrades

Modern homes aren’t just places to relax, unwind, and sleep. They’re full-blooded entertainment centers. If your home lacks the technology you need to enjoy all the benefits of modern entertainment, then look at making the necessary upgrades. This could involve installing faster internet, upgrading your television and entertainment system, or connecting your home to the Internet of Things. If you haven’t yet got the best home tech, then it’ll feel like you’ve stepped into the future.

A Complete Overhaul

If you’re really not happy with your home, then why not change everything about it? Your property will definitely feel like new if everything is, indeed, new. A complete home makeover isn’t the cheapest option, but it’s cheaper than moving home!

Author

Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).

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