3 Tips to Staying in Love with your Home

heart When living in a home for any significant amount of time, it’s only natural for us to get bored with it and start feeling as if you’ve outgrown this place you once fell in love with and call home. Here are some tips on how to spice up your home and hopefully have you say “I love this place” all over again.

1. Count Your Blessings
It’s easy in our culture to always want the bigger, better and latest thing. Whether it’s a new phone, TV, and yes even our home. Walked through model homes lately? They always leave us wishing our home had this or that but consider this: Not everyone has a home. I don’t even mean owning vs. renting. Many families across the world have to shelter whatsoever. Putting things in perspective can have a significant impact on the way we appreciate what we already have and take for granted.

2. Rearrange The Furniture
This is one my wife and I do all the time. I’ve never been one to keep the same lay out of a room for too long. By moving your furniture from one location to another, you may find yourself with what appears to be a larger space. Mount that TV on the wall, get rid of that bulky love seat (How appropriate) and replace it with a nice accent chair instead. You would be amazed at how much change can happen with a few tweaks here and there. There is a reason why interior decorators make good money. Act like it’s not your home and decide what you would do to make it the best it could be.

3. Upgrade
I’m not talking about going out and buying a new home… although I’m sure that will do it. Find some cost effective home improvements you can do to spruce up the home. Paint is an inexpensive way to go. As a real estate professional, I always find myself in homes that don’t necessarily look their best yet in my mind can see what an amazing property it would be if only you added a new coat of paint. If you’re in the mood for a pricier overhaul, kitchen, bathrooms and flooring are the way to go. About a year and a half ago, we replaced the reddish tile in the kitchen/dinning room as well as the carpet in he living room and opted for some dark wood flooring. The impact was amazing! What once looked like a small living room now looked quite big since there was no divider from the old floors.

A word of caution when going this route, make sure to price everything before undertaking such projects. You do not want to run out of funds and leave your home and savings in ruins.

Share your thoughts! What other things can you do to stay in love with your home?

About Daniel Di Matteo

Realtor at CENTURY 21 Award, Daniel was Voted U-T San Diego’s Best Real Estate Agent in 2014. A Husband, Father, and most recently, accomplished Blog writer, which explains your visit today.