8 unexpected ways home improvement can make your life better

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Home improvement projects can make your home a better place to live. If you install a banister on a second-floor set of stairs, the stairs are safer to use.

Some home improvement projects bring the additional benefit of added value to the property as well.

We took a look at a few ways this happens. It’s not an exhaustive list; different people will derive a different sense of fulfillment from different projects.

1. Fulfillment from a job well done

Any well-done home improvement job is probably going to save you some serious money. Professional contractors don’t come cheap because they have unique skills.

It’s not something you maybe realize when you start on a home improvement job, but it’s something you’ll feel once it’s done.

It’s not just the money savings, either. You’ll feel satisfaction in seeing your work complete by your own hands and trusty tools, and feel more confident from having improved skills the that maybe once you felt you’d never have.

2. Decluttered space

A cluttered living space tends to make us feel trapped and confined. At the very worst, it can also make us feel depressed, as if we are at the mercy of all the stuff surrounding us.

Start to get rid of it, and you’ll start to feel a little bit more in control of your living space and maybe even your life.

If your decluttering project turns up something that’s worth a little money, you might even make a profit.

3. More vibrant colors

We’ve learned a lot about how the colors of your surroundings can affect your mood. A home improvement project offers you a great chance to put some of that into practice.

Let’s say that the paint in your master bedroom is cracked and in need of replacing. Knowing what we know about how people relate to color, you can choose one that will help you feel better and more at ease while in your bed.

4. What was old looks new again

When it comes to antiques or other furnishings with a few years on them, there is historic and then there is just plain old. That also goes with furniture and decorations. Some of what you have might look old, broken, or rundown.

You can give yourself a quick pick-me-up by cleaning off that stuff, updating the paint or stain or polishing metal…
 
 
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