Your home is your castle, so you should always feel at peace when there. Investing in your home’s comfort can affect your health and how long you decide to remain in the same home. Regardless of how much money you have in your home budget, you have a number of reasons and ways to do so.
1. Leave Something to Your Heirs
Any property you own is part of your estate portfolio. If you have heirs such as children or grandchildren, they’ll eventually inherit that. The nicer you make your home, the higher the value will be for the house and overall estate. Unless your estate is valued at more than $5.43 million — or $10.86 million for a married couple –you won’t have to pay federal estate taxes.
As you make your home more comfortable for you, it’ll also be more comfortable for anyone else who inherits it upon your passing. Your kids won’t have to do many updates if you do most of them beforehand.
2. Reduce Accidents
The right home upgrade can make it a safer place to live. If you have an existing wood floor with cracks and broken panels, you can easily trip and fall. A new wood installation can last as long as 100 years with good maintenance. Vinyl panels are also beautiful and durable. Regardless of what type of hard floor material you choose, make your home slip-proof with Epoxy coating. This seal coating protects both your floors and you.
A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) may result from an incident or event that caused a violent movement, a sudden jolt, or an impact on the head. You can easily fall and hit your head on unsafe floors, especially from the top of the stairs. Reduce the likelihood of TBI with professional sealing that’ll also make the floors easier to clean.
3. Expand the Living Space
It’s easy to expand your existing living space by building out a patio deck. That way, you can comfortably enjoy nature without leaving your property. You can pretend to go camping by installing a fire pit.
Do you enjoy swimming but don’t want to take the risk that comes with public pools? The norovirus, E.coli, and Giardia are just some of the germs lingering in public pools, according to Live Science. Build an in-ground pool right on your property. In addition to having access to this amazing low-impact activity, you also have another way to provide more home entertainment. After all, who doesn’t enjoy a good pool party?
4. Change the Mood
According to House Grail, almost 90% of homeowners prefer being home more after painting an interior room. One of the best ways to change the mood in your home or just in one room is by interior painting. When you paint your room, you’ll understand that color theory is very real. If you want a relaxing space to meditate or do yoga, paint those walls blue or purple. Need a space where you’ll always be awake and perky, utilize bold colors like yellow or red. Do you want a room to feel more open and bigger than it really is? White walls would do the trick. Regardless of color choice, a new paint job will make your walls look new and shiny again.
Changing the mood in your bathroom may put more money in your pocket later. For example, simply painting your bathroom a baby blue color can increase your resale value by an extra $5,000, according to Forbes.
Don’t let money stop you from making comfortable updates to your home. Your home should be the place you always want to be. Start with the updates on this list and you’ll notice an upgrade in comfort immediately.