Are you starting to feel like your living space or office is stale and needs some changes? Have you bought furniture and tried to tie the space together, only to find that the room still isn’t comfortable or homey?
We’re here to help you make any living or workspace feel right. It will require some planning, supplies, and professional work. However, we guarantee these five solutions will make any room you frequent feel fresh and improved.
1. Update Air Conditioning
It’s common for older buildings, especially 20th-century high-rises, to rely on poor air conditioning. Most people just get used to poor AC circulation, but the lack of fresh, cool air in your space might affect you more than you think.
Summer months are hot and generally uncomfortable, especially in areas with high humidity, and the best solution is to invest in brand-new, state-of-the-art air conditioning. However, you don’t even need to have an entire unit replaced or installed; instead, invest in a professional fan coil replacement and enjoy reduced energy consumption by nearly 85% with improved airflow efficiency.
2. Replace Air Filters Regularly
In addition to upgrading your AC coils, you can make your home or office more comfortable by replacing your air filters regularly every 2 to 3 months.
Keeping up with these replacements will ensure that the air you breathe is clean and clear. A new air filter will reduce allergens and potentially inflammatory particles that can cause you to have migraines, allergies, or poor health.
3. Add New Carpeting/Flooring
Redoing or updating your carpeting can be as extensive or simplistic as you desire. However, if you want your space to have a whole new feel, we recommend hiring a professional to take the carpet out completely and install hardwood floors. Your space may be due for a flooring upgrade with porcelain tile, which is highly durable to dents, scratches, and moisture.
If you are in an office or a rental space where you can’t redo the flooring, an area rug works will add comfort and style to make your home or office more appealing.
Reorganizing a space is a fast and easy way to make your space feel more comfortable and inviting! Plus, it is fully DIY (do-it-yourself) and requires no outside or expensive professional help.
Add shelving units keep surfaces, like tables and countertops, clear of clutter. You may also want to use baskets and labels. Having extra baskets around will help you keep your “stuff” and miscellaneous items organized and accessible when needed.
You can use labeled baskets to organize things like:
- Hardware tools
- Photos and keepsakes
- Kitchen supplies
- Food items in your pantry or refrigerator
5. Add Art and Plants of Your Choice
Filling your empty wall space with items you enjoy will help your home (or office) feel even more comfortable and inviting! Some unique things you can use to decorate are posters, books, paintings, or even plants. Creating your own paintings to put on the wall is a great form of self-expression, and you can fully customize the colors and images.
Decorating your home or office using plants can have positive impacts on your wellbeing! You can choose low-maintenance plants, or if real plants are not possible, there’s nothing wrong with fake plants. They require no energy or care and still provide a comforting, natural aesthetic.
To make your home feel more comforting and appealing, try professionally updating your air conditioning fan coils, replacing each of the filters throughout your space, and organizing/clearing out the space. Changing decorations and beautiful hardwood flooring will also make the space feel more inviting each time you walk in the room.
However, don’t try to tackle each of these strategies at once. We recommend starting at the top of the list and working your way down until you notice a difference in the space.