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25 Days of Self-Care To Treat Yourself During The Holidays

Self-care is often overlooked. Especially this year, as stress and uncertainty has taken over a majority of our lives. Nonetheless, the concept of self-care is extremely important, as it helps encourage maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself and others.  With the holidays coming up, stress seems to consume us even more due to the pressures that accompany the holiday season — travel plans, hosting relatives and finding the perfect gifts for all your friends and family. So this year, gift yourself by filling your December calendar with some holiday self-care ! Below is a list of self-care ideas to get you started so you can nourish yourself for the holidays. Write Yourself a Love Letter An important aspect of self-care is being kind to yourself and practicing self-love, so start by writing yourself a thoughtful love letter. Write down things you love and admire about yourself, no matter how big or small they might be. If you are in need of a place to begin, check out this prin

How to Decide What Home Renovations to Complete This Summer

Have you been in your existing house for more than a decade or just bought a new one and want an update? Don't put off doing some home improvements this summer if you've been thinking about it. These all-too-short summer months are ideal for exterior and interior upgrades to your home. But the most popular and puzzling question among homeowners is how to decide what home renovations to complete. Here are just a few tips to guide you in making the best decision when it comes to renovating your home.

Research

Consider talking to friends and family about renovations they've completed and the problems they've encountered along the way. In the planning process, having a wealth of knowledge from homeowners who have been in your shoes can be helpful, and carefully looking at your options will help you make the best decision.

Decide What You Want to Achieve

If you decide on any home renovation, know your end goal, what your house now looks like, and what will go best with it. There are plenty of minor, low-cost home renovations you can make to boost the curb appeal of your property. That's one of the things you want to achieve, from a new trendy garage to Installing a new fence that can bring a 65% return on investment. Learn the value of creating an excellent first impression, whether from a visitor or a possible purchase. In addition, consider Hi-tech lighting outside to make the most of those long summer nights.

Maybe you're looking to add value to your home by adding a custom glass to your windows or in the main gate area. Over the last few years, home remodeling has become one of the most popular terms in the real estate industry. Deciding on a kitchen remodeling can yield an 81% return on investment, whether you put in a new granite countertop or tile floors. When picking a room to renovate first, go with the one that will be a worthwhile investment and generate equity.

Decide What Style Do You Want

The main goal of deciding which renovations to complete is to have a finished look that blends and complements new additions into the existing interior smoothly. Do you want to go for a modern appearance or a more traditional feel? Do you want the renovations to blend in with the rest of the house or stand out as a stylish addition? The internal and external materials you choose will be influenced by the interior design style you desire.

Set a Budget

Setting a realistic renovation budget is the first step toward a successful renovation. Once you've done that, you can make the best decision on what home renovations to complete. Decide what you really must have and what you can live without after a comprehensive renovation budget. To figure out where to renovate and splurge, seek professional guidance from a home renovation company. You must understand what will increase the worth of your home in the short and long run. Don't spend money that you won't be able to recoup when you sell. If you intend to stay in the house for a long time, this may not be an issue. Online renovations websites and lifestyle blogs can also help you decide where to spend your renovation budget. Some experts propose investing in stone-coated steel roofing, which is 100% recyclable, lightweight at just 1.4 lbs per sq ft, and has a Class A fire rating and Class 4 hail impact resistance.

Remodeling or renovating a home involves both architectural and financial preparation. Find out how to create a budget, hire a contractor, and more. Making renovations to your house is a unique experience that can take a long time to complete and can be challenging to decide which way to go. With this article, you'll be well on your way to making the best renovation decisions.

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