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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 September 20, 2018

How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

Being in a hurry all the time drains your energy. Your work and routine life make you feel overwhelmed. Getting caught up in things beyond your control stresses you out…

If you’d like to stay calm and cool in stressful situations, put the following 8 steps into practice:

1. Breathe

The next time you’re faced with a stressful situation that makes you want to hurry, stop what you’re doing for one minute and perform the following steps:

  • Take five deep breaths in and out (your belly should come forward with each inhale).
  • Imagine all that stress leaving your body with each exhale.
  • Smile. Fake it if you have to. It’s pretty hard to stay grumpy with a goofy grin on your face.

Feel free to repeat the above steps every few hours at work or home if you need to.

2. Loosen up

After your breathing session, perform a quick body scan to identify any areas that are tight or tense. Clenched jaw? Rounded shoulders? Anything else that isn’t at ease?

Gently touch or massage any of your body parts that are under tension to encourage total relaxation. It might help to imagine you’re in a place that calms you: a beach, hot tub, or nature trail, for example.

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3. Chew slowly

Slow down at the dinner table if you want to learn to be patient and lose weight. Shoveling your food down as fast as you can is a surefire way to eat more than you need to (and find yourself with a bellyache).

Be a mindful eater who pays attention to the taste, texture, and aroma of every dish. Chew slowly while you try to guess all of the ingredients that were used to prepare your dish.

Chewing slowly will also reduce those dreadful late-night cravings that sneak up on you after work.

4. Let go

Cliche as it sounds, it’s very effective.

The thing that seems like the end of the world right now?

It’s not. Promise.

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Stressing and worrying about the situation you’re in won’t do any good because you’re already in it, so just let it go.

Letting go isn’t easy, so here’s a guide to help you:

21 Things To Do When You Find It Hard To Let Go

5. Enjoy the journey

Focusing on the end result can quickly become exhausting. Chasing a bold, audacious goal that’s going to require a lot of time and patience? Split it into several mini-goals so you’ll have several causes for celebration.

Stop focusing on the negative thoughts. Giving yourself consistent positive feedback will help you grow patience, stay encouraged, and find more joy in the process of achieving your goals.

6. Look at the big picture

The next time you find your stress level skyrocketing, take a deep breath, and ask yourself:

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Will this matter to me…

  • Next week?
  • Next month?
  • Next year?
  • In 10 years?

Hint: No, it won’t.

I bet most of the stuff that stresses you wouldn’t matter the next week, maybe not even the next day.

Stop agonizing over things you can’t control because you’re only hurting yourself.

7. Stop demanding perfection of yourself

You’re not perfect and that’s okay. Show me a person who claims to be perfect and I’ll show you a dirty liar.

Demanding perfection of yourself (or anybody else) will only stress you out because it just isn’t possible.

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8. Practice patience every day

Below are a few easy ways you can practice patience every day, increasing your ability to remain calm and cool in times of stress:

  • The next time you go to the grocery store, get in the longest line.
  • Instead of going through the drive-thru at your bank, go inside.
  • Take a long walk through a secluded park or trail.

Final thoughts

Staying calm in stressful situations is possible, all you need is some daily practice.

Taking deep breaths and eat mindfully are some simple ways to train your brain to be more patient. But changing the way you think of a situation and staying positive are most important in keeping cool whenever you feel overwhelmed and stressful.

Featured photo credit: Brooke Cagle via unsplash.com

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