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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 November 20, 2018

10 Reasons Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail

10 Reasons Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail

A new year beautifully symbolizes a new chapter opening in the book that is your life. But while so many people like you aspire to achieve ambitious goals, only 12% of you will ever experience the taste of victory. Sound bad? It is. 156 million people (that’s 156,000,000) will probably give up on their resolution before you can say “confetti.” Keep on reading to learn why New Year’s resolutions fail (and how to succeed).

Note: Since losing weight is the most common New Year’s resolution, I chose to focus on weight loss (but these principles can be applied to just about any goal you think of — make it work for you!).

1. You’re treating a marathon like a sprint.

Slow and steady habit change might not be sexy, but it’s a lot more effective than the “I want it ALL and I want it NOW!” mentality. Small changes stick better because they aren’t intimidating (if you do it right, you’ll barely even notice them!).

If you have a lot of bad habits today, the last thing you need to do is remodel your entire life overnight. Want to lose weight? Stop it with the crash diets and excessive exercise plans. Instead of following a super restrictive plan that bans anything fun, add one positive habit per week. For example, you could start with something easy like drinking more water during your first week. The following week, you could move on to eating 3 fruits and veggies every day. And the next week, you could aim to eat a fistful of protein at every meal.

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2. You put the cart before the horse.

“Supplementing” a crappy diet is stupid, so don’t even think about it. Focus on the actions that produce the overwhelming amount of results. If it’s not important, don’t worry about it.

3. You don’t believe in yourself.

A failure to act can cripple you before you leave the starting line. If you’ve tried (and failed) to set a New Year’s resolution (or several) in the past, I know it might be hard to believe in yourself. Doubt is a nagging voice in your head that will resist personal growth with every ounce of its being. The only way to defeat doubt is to believe in yourself. Who cares if you’ve failed a time or two? This year, you can try again (but better this time).

4. Too much thinking, not enough doing.

The best self-help book in the world can’t save you if you fail to take action. Yes, seek inspiration and knowledge, but only as much as you can realistically apply to your life. If you can put just one thing you learn from every book or article you read into practice, you’ll be on the fast track to success.

5. You’re in too much of a hurry.

If it was quick-and-easy, everybody would do it, so it’s in your best interest to exercise your patience muscles.

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6. You don’t enjoy the process.

Is it any wonder people struggle with their weight when they see eating as a chore and exercise as a dreadful bore? The best fitness plan is one that causes the least interruption to your daily life. The goal isn’t to add stress to your life, but rather to remove it.

The best of us couldn’t bring ourselves to do something we hate consistently, so make getting in shape fun, however you’ve gotta do it. That could be participating in a sport you love, exercising with a good friend or two, joining a group exercise class so you can meet new people, or giving yourself one “free day” per week where you forget about your training plan and exercise in any way you please.

7. You’re trying too hard.

Unless you want to experience some nasty cravings, don’t deprive your body of pleasure. The more you tell yourself you can’t have a food, the more you’re going to want it. As long as you’re making positive choices 80-90% of the time, don’t sweat the occasional indulgence.

8. You don’t track your progress.

Keeping a written record of your training progress will help you sustain an “I CAN do this” attitude. All you need is a notebook and a pen. For every workout, record what exercises you do, the number of repetitions performed, and how much weight you used if applicable. Your goal? Do better next time. Improving your best performance on a regular basis offers positive feedback that will encourage you to keep going.

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9. You have no social support.

It can be hard to stay motivated when you feel alone. The good news? You’re not alone: far from it. Post a status on Facebook asking your friends if anybody would like to be your gym or accountability buddy. If you know a co-worker who shares your goal, try to coordinate your lunch time and go out together so you’ll be more likely to make positive decisions. Join a support group of like-minded folks on Facebook, LinkedIn, or elsewhere on the internet. Strength in numbers is powerful, so use it to your advantage.

10. You know your what but not your why.

The biggest reason why most New Year’s resolutions fail: you know what you want but you not why you want it.

Yes: you want to get fit, lose weight, or be healthy… but why is your goal important to you? For example:

Do you want to be fit so you can be a positive example that your children can admire and look up to?

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Do you want to lose fat so you’ll feel more confident and sexy in your body than ever before?

Do you want to be healthy so you’ll have increased clarity, energy, and focus that would carry over into every single aspect of your life?

Whether you’re getting in shape because you want to live longer, be a good example, boost your energy, feel confident, have an excuse to buy hot new clothes, or increase your likelihood of getting laid (hey, I’m not here to judge) is up to you. Forget about any preconceived notions and be true to yourself.

  • The more specific you can make your goal,
  • The more vivid it will be in your imagination,
  • The more encouraged you’ll be,
  • The more likely it is you will succeed (because yes, you CAN do this!).

I hope this guide to why New Year’s resolutions fail helps you achieve your goals this year. If you found this helpful, please pass it along to some friends so they can be successful just like you. What do you hope to accomplish next year?

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