There are fewer words which torment families than ‘home improvement’. It’s fair too. We spend a hell lot of money building a home for ourselves to spend decades in. Not to forget the economics involved. Then due to whatever reason you need to decide to go for home improvement and you are in a fix.
Worry not. In this post, we shall discuss a few products that can give your home a new look and feel as well as be actual improvements in the real sense of the word. At the outset, your choice of products will depend on your budget which in turn will depend on the reason behind home improvement.
If all you want is cosmetic change to make your neighbours jealous, then you will opt for some flashy products that catch the eye of the common man. However, if you feel that the facilities in your home were built a long time back and with change in living standards, you need to upgrade, then you will end up spending a handsome amount.
Irrespective of your reason behind opting for home improvement, let us look at some products that can make your life easier as well as beautiful.
- Non stick grill pan
Let’s begin with the most important aspect of life – food. Whether you are a foodie or not, it doesn’t matter. We bet someone in your immediate family is. Home improvement is often just kitchen improvement so you might very well put your money where your mouth is.
A non stick grill pan is very important because of the manner in which the cooking is done. In normal pans, the main ingredient that you are cooking gets intermingled with the juices and other oils which gives a poached or stewed taste to the food. Such is not the case in a non stick grill pan.
Apart from the above main advantage, there is also the ancillary benefit that it is easier to clean as compared to the normal pans. However, make sure that you do not put it in the dishwasher as it might damage the non stick coating, thereby rendering it useless.
- Satin Pillowcases
So we talked about one meaningful home improvement product that might be economical too. Let’s discuss another relatively cheap product that can give your home a new and energetic look.
We are talking about satin pillowcases. Yes, specifically satin because of two reasons. Firstly, they look great and give the required shine to your home. Secondly, they are so comfortable and feel great against your skin.
Wondering about the advantages? Not only are they easy on the pockets but are also available in lots of colors that can go with the decor of your home. This means that you can change the look of a room without actually making major changes.
This is one among the many cheap home improvement products that make a big impact. In fact, this works both ways. It is functionally beneficial and can bring in a little bit of chimy to your dining area too if you so desire.
If you are looking to amplify the light in your study, you can just go for a simple white LED strip light so that your eyes are not stressed. On the other hand, if you are looking to create an ambience in the seating area, you can go for soothing fluorescent colored lights for those times when you are in the mood.
The best part about these strips is that they come with a tiny remote control which lets you change patterns and colors right from your bed or couch.
- Swanky Wireless Doorbell
Let’s get real. What screams home improvement more than a new swanky wireless doorbell? Nothing, we know. From a technology point of view, this is one product which might be a tad bit expensive but can be among some of the good home decor accessories for your home in 2021.
First of all, any person who walks up to your home will use and feel it, thereby increasing your chances of getting a compliment. Further, the regular doorbell has the same old sound. These days, you can innovate and use random sounds with these wireless doorbells.
The fact that they are wireless cannot be stressed enough. Apart from that, their sound also reaches across a larger distance and if your house is stretched pretty wide, a wireless doorbell is something you should definitely consider.
- Closet Organizers
While these may not seem like a big deal, here’s what happens. Many times when we start building our new home, we underestimate the amount of space or the kind of organisation that we will need in our closets. Overtime, we just dump all of the belongings in one big closet hoping to get them organized some time in the future.
The reality is that this doesn’t happen at all. The easy step is to go for ready made closet organizers that are available in the market (both online and offline). These come in different shapes and sizes.
If you have been considering home improvement, there is a very good chance you ended up doing either of these two things – gazing at a home decor magazine or landing on pinterest. While both are excellent sources of ideas and information, they can sometimes create unrealistic expectations around home improvement.
A home improvement is successful when you decide on the budget and motive early on in the process. Later, you can certainly modify your plans depending on the urge to improve. With various websites like Dhgate.com which offer good quality products at cheap prices, you might be surprised how easy it is to actually replicate something that you saw online.
Having said that, functionality and aesthetics need to go hand in hand. At the end of the day, your home needs to reflect your personality and you should always choose something that calms you down after work.