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Five tips and tricks to drastically improve your home

by John Saunders
24th Oct 22 4:34 pm

If you’re lucky enough to own a home, then it’s in your interest to look after it. It’ll ensure that you’re able to get a good price when you come to sell, and that you enjoy a good standard of living, too. If you’re working from home, then making the right improvements can make your working environment that much more pleasant.

Install some storage

The right storage will help you to clear space throughout your home. It might be that there are dozens of overlooked nooks and crannies, from which you might be able to get that little bit more use. A few containers for your laundry supplies, freestanding closets, and floating bookshelves can all be valuable in different ways.

Install emergency power

If you’re working from home, then you might find yourself struggling when the power goes down. This isn’t such a problem if you live in a town or city with reliable electricity; but if you’re in a remote village, it might be a deal-breaker. An uninterruptible power supply will provide the juice you need to save your work – but if you want a truly off-grid solution, then you need generators. More reliable than solar panels, they provide energy even when the sun isn’t shining.

Improve your garden

Your garden space is invaluable, especially during summer. It will provide you with the room you need to unwind and to exercise, and to enjoy the greenery you’ve so lovingly cultivated. Keeping your garden in good condition throughout the year will pay dividends during summer. In some cases, just a little bit of investment can lead to a garden that functions as an extension of your indoor living space.

Have a clearout

It’s all very well having the storage space in which to keep those loose items – but it might be better in the long-run to get rid of them entirely with a clearout. You might be able to make a respectable amount of money by selling those old items – or you might make a respectable amount for the charity of your choice.

Replace your garage door

The garage door might not seem an obvious thing to upgrade – especially if you’re not spending much time in the garage. But your garage door confers a number of benefits. A good one will dramatically improve the look of your property from the street, which will in turn bolster the potential value of your property. You might also design the door such that it matches the rest of your property’s frontage. A good garage door will also be secure, meaning less chance of a break-in. This is really advantageous if you’re keeping your tools in your garage.

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