Having your home refurbished or renovated can be rather exciting but it can also become a torture, especially if it does not turn out the way that you want it to be. Here are some items that you can consider adding to your home to help you live a better life with your family.

Suggested Items for Home Improvement

Swap Out Your Carpets. If you do nothing else but this one thing of swapping out your carpet or removing it completely to unveil the floorboards beneath, it can make an enormous amount of difference to your home. 

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Carpets can be bad for your health due to the asbestos that is used to originally lay them and if you don’t maintain them frequently, carpets can trap a lot of dust and bacteria. 

Asbestos has been used for a very long time and a lot of the old construction houses still have them. However, they have become the center of discussions because it has been seen to cause asbestos-related cancers in people during the 20th century. Information about this can be found on the cancer organisation’s website.

Getting rid of carpets will save you costs, cleaning, and that awful scrubbing you will have to do when someone pours their red wine on the carpet by mistake. 

Paint Yourself Pink. Well, not literally, but the idea of painting and DIY projects has taken center stage recently. With the current climate of being quarantined in the house or working from home, a lot of people have been investing in some exquisite DIY projects to keep themselves busy and improve things that have taken a back seat.

As they say, a little paint goes a long way. You don’t need to re-do your entire house but painting just one wall or an accentuated wall will bring some fine pizzazz to the living room or kitchen. 

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Painting your garden furniture a different color or adding a dash of color to the exteriors of the house can make it look brand new and you will be the envy of all the neighbors who wished they had done it first. Plus, it’s also a good form of family bonding activity too.

Go Green and Save Energy. It is our duty to help save the earth and go green.

Swap Out Your Plugs Too. Swapping out your light bulbs for LED is not only good for the environment but it will also save you tons on your electricity bills every month. The energy that an LED uses in comparison to a normal light bulb is far less and it provides the same amount of light too.

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Unplugging all your electronics at night before you go to bed will not only emit less radiation to you and your family but it will also use less electricity. Do you know that even if you turn the switch off on the sockets, it can still deliver electricity out of it? You can invest in pop-up outlets, such as Evoline-USA that can be desk mounted or installed on the floor and have everything plugged in the same place, making it easier to unplug when you’re done.

Lastly, if you’ve got the space for it, build a wooden deck in your backyard for some summer barbeques. There are tons of DIY project videos online that you can look up and find the right one for your space. This will transform your home and it can be another family bonding project for everyone! 


Melvin is an Entrepreneur, Life Coach, and Chinese Metaphysics Practitioner. He holds an EMBA and he is a passionate and engaging teacher, known for his unique combination of science, research, and spirituality.

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