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7 Things To Make Your Home More Attractive

7 Things To Make Your Home More Attractive

Everybody loves to have a good and beautiful house. Having a good house helps in leading a comfortable and peaceful life. You can add small things to make your house more likable and attractive. If you want to sell your house, these attractive items will give you an edge. Here are some of the tips that will help in giving your house an edge over the others.

1. Curb Appeal

Increasing curb appeal is an excellent way of making your house attractive. If you have a well-manicured and organized drive, it will create an excellent view of the house. It is not a good idea to paint the house in a radically different color. You have to consider the neighborhood before choosing the paint color because if the color is too vibrant, it may cause the house to look out of place.

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2. The Entry Point

The front door is highly significant in creating the impression of a house. It is important to pay extra attention to the front door. It should not be faded and if it is made up of wood, make sure it is not chipped. The front of the entry mat should be clean. There should not be any debris or leaves on the front door. You should make sure that you coat the door regularly. Make sure that any plants on the entry level are trimmed properly.

3. The Entry Area

The entry area is crucial for increasing the appeal of the house. There should not be any obstacles or messy things in the entry level. You should not put things such as shoes, keys, umbrellas, coat racks etc. in the entry area. It is better to decorate the area by using flower vases. Flowers make the place look inviting and appealing. If the space is small, then it is better not to clutter it with decorative items. It is better to keep the place free and empty.

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4. Pay Attention to the Kitchen

The kitchen is a very important part of the house so you should pay special attention to this area. Try to update the kitchen with latest appliances and upgrade the finishes and materials. All of the upgrades depend on your budget. A good kitchen will also enhance the value of the house. You can use home kits to make the area greener and more environmentally friendly.

5. Making Hallways Inviting

The traditional houses have long hallways and there are rooms off the hallway. You should decorate the hallways with pictures and decorations. But if you find it difficult to make the hallway look attractive, then you can break up the walls with subtle artwork. The artwork can be in contrasting colors and matched with the color of the hallway.

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6. Offering Comfort in Living Area

Good and attractive living rooms are a significant factor in making the house appealing and comfortable. Having a comfortable living room helps in enjoying the house more. You can add comfortable couches along with beautiful pillows. These are excellent factors in making the area comfortable. It is better to keep the area rugs under the tables and in front of the couches. It is not a good area to hang rugs in the main area. They can cause people to trip and it does not help in increasing the appeal of the room.

7. Beautiful Backyards

If you have a backyard, it is important to pay attention to the area. The beautiful outdoor spaces can add a lot of value to the house. Make sure that the backyard is well-trimmed, organized and decorated. Make sure there are no debris and toys lying around. You can add beautiful and vibrantly colored pots to the yard. You can also paint beautiful scenery to the walls of the yard.

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You can make your house perfect turn it into your dream home by paying attention to the way you design and decorate your humble abode. You can increase the value of the house significantly as well.

Featured photo credit: Cnbamboo Home via cnbamboohome.com

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Last Updated on March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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