"I think there is beauty in everything. What 'normal' people perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it."—Alexander McQueen

"I think there is beauty in everything. What 'normal' people perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it."—Alexander McQueen

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Lifestyle Factors: the Biggest Motivators of Home Improvement Projects

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced millions of people around the world to stay at home. In the meantime, many people decided to remodel their homes as an improvement in lifestyle. There are several other factors that can influence your decision to remodel your house. However, some lifestyle factors like healthy living and well-being, comfort, and basic needs are some lifestyle factors that can impact your home improvement project decision. Evaluating the reason and factors motivating to redesign your house can help identify the best solutions. Here are some factors that can motivate you to revamp your house.

Health & Well-being

Before anything else, we should always focus on the health of our loved ones and ourselves. Remodeling of our home is secondary, but not at the cost of our health. When your well-being is sacrificed, you should take action to get things done that matter the most. For instance, you live in a cold place where you need home insulation before winter hits. This needs to be done with utmost care and quickly within time. You must prioritize the projects first that will improve your home and add value to it. Also, these projects can be a great motivator to encourage you to get things done so that you and your family can have a comfortable life.

Comfort

Who doesn’t want comfort in life? Home is the ultimate place to get comfortable after a long tiring day, isn’t it? You should always try to make your home cozy enough to have that homely feeling. The lockdown is pretty rough on every one of us. And we are spending all our time in our home. If you lack that comfort in your home, it’s time for you to consider remodeling your home. This part requires a lot of effort towards decor and organizing stuff.  You can consider eliminating the clutter first. Then, move on to the other parts as per your choice. Making your home comfortable, the reason should be enough to make yourself motivated to improve the home.

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Need

Find out why you need to get started. The reason might be as simple as giving your home a fresh appearance or creating an extra room because your children have grown up and the place seems cramped. But these reasons aren’t a compulsion for you to go forward with the idea since there’s no threat to safety. However, if there are obvious signs of a problem, such as a leaking roof, worn-out floors, cracks in the walls, or poor drainage, it becomes necessary to rebuild a home as soon as possible.

Safety

The basic needs of our life include- food, cloth, and shelter. A shelter itself is needed for our safety. It saves us from harsh weather, burglary, breach of privacy, etc.  But to meet those criteria, you need to build a shelter that satisfies all the requirements. For instance, if your fence is damaged, any wild animal can come up to your property if you live countryside. Or, if your lock is faulty, there is a fear of burglary, or anybody can sneak into your house. So, if you face these issues, you need to take a step and make them repaired so that the purpose of having a home serves you well.

Resources

Let’s face it: we all have time and money constraints. So, when it comes to house renovations, prioritize the work that must be done immediately. For example, you must address leaking roofs to avoid water penetration in walls since moisture causes mold growth, harmful to health. Similarly, if there’s faulty electrical wiring, this must be done before anything else to avoid any mishap. If there’s a baby on the way, then preparing a room for the baby has to be done before time. Once the safety and other essential concerns have been addressed, you may proceed with the less critical aspects of the project, such as furniture and decor.

Aesthetics

I am sure everyone desires to make their home visually attractive, and hence aesthetics is also one of the common motivators for home renovation. To decide on interior design, style, and decor, and to put together the look and feel you like, you must be scouring through different sources such as magazines, internet sources, and so on. However, since trends come and go, you must ensure that whatever you decide is elegant and comfy. It is also preferable to favor quantity over quality.

Renovating your home can be a challenging task if you don’t know how to execute it. Planning the project will save a lot of time and energy and keep you focused on the track. But before you convince yourself to jump into it, you have to consider prioritizing the essential matters and having attainable goals considering your skill set.

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