No matter the length of time you have been in your home, you want it to be a home that is inviting.
That said what do you need to do to make your home more inviting these days?
From doing major renovations to a few tweaks here and there, don’t feel as if you have no options.
By getting your home where you want it to be, you can enjoy more of the time you spend there.
So, where will you begin transforming your home to make it more inviting?
Take Stock of Your Home and How to Change It
In looking at a more inviting home for you, your family if they live with you and any guests consider the following:
- Kitchen area – One of the most heavily trafficked areas of a home tends to be the kitchen. Given this is the case; you may decide that this is the first section of the home you want to focus in on. If so, you should have your share of options. You might decide to improve your cabinet space. Do you have enough room when it comes to cooking? Another option if space permits is expanding the seating area in your kitchen. Still another possibility would be having glass doors on your cabinetry. This provides more light and also makes it easier to locate the dishes you want at any given time.
- Living room – Since you and others will spend time in the living room, are you happy with it? When space allows, you might decide to make it more of an entertainment area. A big screen TV and other entertainment options can make the living room area more inviting. If you don’t already have them, consider hardwood floors in the living room and even the kitchen. They tend to be more inviting and nicer to look at than carpeting.
- Windows and doors – How much do you like the windows and doors in your home? If they could prove more appealing, this can be a rather simple fix compared to major renovations. With the windows, you want those that give you great views of the surroundings outside the home. You also want them for security purposes so you can see what is going on outside. Last, they should allow a fair amount of light in, but be covered with blinds or drapes for nighttime hours. As for your doors, are you stuck with plain and boring doors? If so, you could opt to try some sliding doors in appropriate places throughout the home. Such doors not only are more visually appealing, but they also can help with temp controls. Last, such doors give you better security from intruders. Being able to see what is on the other side of the door does make a difference.
- Your yard – Speaking of the outside, are you happy with how your yard looks? If the answer is no, make it more inviting. This can be done with keeping your lawn well-manicured, adding shrubs and plants and more. Remember, the first thing many people see before entering your home is your yard.
Not only will you get more visual appeal when improving the look, but you also invest in your home with upgrades.
So, is it time your home felt more inviting?