Over the past two years, many of us have spent more time at home than ever. This has been a great motivation for many of us to make as many upgrades to our home as possible. Ensuring your home is comfortable will not only make it more relaxing and enjoyable to be at home, but it will probably make you more interested in hosting people too. As you age, there are also special considerations that may be needed to make sure that your home is not only comfortable but safe for you in the coming years. If you’re looking at ways to upgrade your home, keep reading to learn my top 4 ways to make your home more comfortable.
Installing a Stair Lift
Whether you’re entering your golden years, or have elderly parents that tend to visit often, a stair lift can give you considerable peace of mind. As we get older, any falls can be quite scary and may result in the need for a surgery. It can also be extremely challenging on our joints to navigate the stairs multiple times a day. You can install an automatic stair lift to eliminate this problem. It will give you considerable peace of mind and can literally open up a second floor of use to you or your loved ones. While it is a substantial investment, it is considerably cheaper than selling your home and repurchasing and much easier too.
Get a Robotic Vacuum
For me personally, a clean home is a comfortable home. I don’t mind vacuuming, but I find it hard to find the time to keep on top of it. Recently I purchased a robotic vacuum, and I’ve set it up to clean my floors twice a day, every day. Programming it to go around and clean is wonderful – it’s like a tiny, electronic live in maid. I also enjoy that it’s just one less thing I need to think about each day.
Upgrade Your Bed
When was the last time you bought a new mattress? This is one of those things we can easily forget about and before we know it our mattress is twenty plus years old. When you consider how many hours a week, month or even year we spend sleeping in our bed or lounging on top of it, it’s probably where the most of your life. For this reason I suggest investing in a new mattress every 8-10 years. Buying a new mattress can do wonders for your health, especially if it helps you rest better. You may even notice that your persistent neck and back pain disappear with a new, supportive mattress.
Consider Your Windows
If you live in an older home, your windows may be actually costing you a lot of money! If you don’t have double glazed windows, or you do but their seals are no longer effective, you’re probably losing a lot of heat each winter through the windows. In order to compensate for this heat loss, you’re likely using a lot more power or a lot more wood to keep your home warm. While investing in new windows can be exactly that, an investment, it’s one of those investments that can help you save money in the long run. Beyond the financial aspect, having windows that keep your home at a comfortable temperature will help ensure you’re comfortable too, even in the thick of winter.
Making small investments in your home can make a big difference to your comfort levels. Hopefully these four tips inspire you for some relatively easy changes that can help you to fall in love with your home all over again.