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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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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.


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.


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, 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.


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.


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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