Your home should be your sanctuary: a place where you feel calm and relaxed, where you can take refuge from the pressures of the outside world. Even if you are not currently living in your “forever home,” there are several easy, low-cost ways to make the space your own.
Redo Your Closet
A standard closet configuration doesn’t always work for everyone, especially if you have a large number of difficult-to-store items like handbags and shoes. Reach out to a professional with experience building custom closets in Pittsburgh or create a do-it-yourself solution by installing some extra shelves or investing in attractive, functional storage containers.
You’re probably familiar with Marie Kondo’s best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and the reason it has achieved such widespread popularity is that it really does have the potential to change your life. Even if you don’t think too much about the junk drawers or storage bins filling your space, chances are that going through them and either donating or throwing away the items that you no longer use will go a long way towards your ability to enjoy your home.
Rearrange Furniture and Decor
You may be surprised at how easy it can be to fall in love with your home once you do a simple refresh of each room’s overall look and configuration. Even if new furniture, a fresh coat of paint or other additions don’t fit into your current budget, just shifting the layout of your furniture can help a space feel fresh and new.
As years of living in one place go by, it is common to start to feel bored with the space. No matter how little extra time or space in your budget you are working with, it is possible to make small changes that will allow you to fall in love with your home again.