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6 Tips To Increase The Value Of Your Living Place

6 Tips To Increase The Value Of Your Living Place

It’s a fact that a man’s home is his most valuable asset and with the passage of time, property values generally appreciate. But a well thought-out home improvements will dramatically raise a property’s value quickly.

Here, in this article, I’ve compiled a list of 6 tips to increase the value of your living place.

1. Focus On Kitchen & Bathrooms

We can say it’s an alternative solution, but, you could put glass or stone tiles in your kitchen and bathroom for giving them an entirely new look and full facelift.

Usually, these tiles of stone and glass are used to refer to the areas present in your kitchen, but you can use them in your bathroom to either on walls or a floor to create an exotic feel.

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2. Bring In Color & Contrast

You can perceive painting as a simple and basic task, but in reality, it’s not. However, a good painter can help to give your home walls a brighter, clearer and dazzling look.

If there are not so many lights present in your room, then you should select lighter paint shades as dark colors will make the room darker. Switching to a light paint color could make you feel lighter.

3. Lighting Fixtures

Another way to increase the value of your home is by installing new lighting fixtures as it gives an instant makeover. You can also increase the size of your windows or add new ones that will make your rooms look more inviting and spacer.

4. Putting Blinds Or Curtains On Windows

Usually, people think it’s too difficult to renovate and give a new look to their room or a living room, and for this, they have to spend lots of money. But in actuality, it’s not that difficult.

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People got confused whether to redecorate the room by themselves or to hire an interior designer.

However, it’s very easy to change the overall look of your home only by focusing on the windows. You can change the curtains or blinds to give a new and fresh look to your entire home, without spending lots of money.

You could use net curtains along with standard curtains for providing a completely new and modern look to a room. The second option which you have is to use blinds, which will also enhance the overall look of your living area.

5. Hardwood Floor

No doubt, carpeting gives a soft and warm effect to the home, but it can’t beat the elegance that a hardwood floor refinishing provides. Hardwood purchasing decision might be difficult for some, but at the end, it is surely a wise one.

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Wooden flooring lasts long, and that’s how it will give a good ROI, particularly when you sell your home.

6. Give Your Home An Attractive Setting

It is the easiest, yet affordable method of changing the overall look of your home. Just by re-arranging all your furnishings and even changing a place of television could help you in giving a new look to your living area.

After rearranging all the furniture, your home will look better and bigger. It could be difficult to imagine new and advanced layouts with your existing home furniture.

Now you can shift the couches, seats, and re-locate your sound system or television. If too many sofas are present in that area, then you have to take one of them out. Usually, people prefer to buy couches that are too large, which makes that place look even smaller. That’s why you should try to go with a modest look.

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If you still want to keep them, then you should move tables and try to use wall space properly. You can use shelves and place your things in vertical storage which will help you to free up some of the ground space.

Featured photo credit: Baytree Conservatories via baytreeconservatories.co.uk

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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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