We’ve been spending more time than ever at home during the pandemic, which has meant many of us have felt the need to upgrade our homes. One of the most important things for me in a home is comfort. From ensuring my family members can easily access my second floor with the help of a stair lift, to having a couch that is both comfortable and supportive. If you’ve got a little money to spare and you want to improve your home, keep reading to learn more about how you can make it more comfortable.
1. Install A Stair Lift
If you have problems with your knees, or an older family member who may not be as steady on their feet, then a stair lift is a considerable upgrade to your home. It will make your home more accessible, but more than that it will give you extra peace of mind. The wonderful thing is when you install a stair chair lift, you can install it to your existing stairs. This means you wont have to dramatically change the overall aesthetic of your stairs, you’ll just be adding a very useful feature to them. Not only can you and your family members enjoy the stair lift, but it will add considerable value to your home if you ever want to sell.
2. Upgrade Your Couch
After the bed, the couch is probably the area of the home where we pass the most time. When you have guests over, chances are you’ll do a majority of your entertaining on your couch too. You want one that is comfortable, supportive and easy to keep clean. My preference is for a couch with removable covers, so I can throw them in the wash and keep it looking fresh. If a brand new couch isn’t in your budget, you can see if someone is selling a lightly used option in your area that would be a good fit. Be sure to sit in the couch before you commit to ensure that it provides enough lumbar support.
3. Smart Features
There’s something so great about how technology is making life easier for us. You can install smart features in your home to make things such as temperature regulation automatic with the use of a smart thermostat. Perhaps you’d like to install a smart door bell camera like the Ring, so you don’t have to walk to the door every time someone stops by to sell something. Implementing some smart features can make your home more comfortable and easier to live in.
4. Replace the Windows
As I get older, I notice that it is harder for me to keep myself warm, especially during the cooler months. Heating can be expensive, and if you have old windows in your home it can be quite ineffective if there are gaps where it is escaping. If you already have double glazed windows installed, when you start to see condensation appear between the window panels is a sign that it is time to replace them. If you don’t yet have double glazed windows, you might be surprised as to what a difference they can make in keeping your home warm and reducing your heating costs.
Your home should be somewhere you enjoy being. Use these four ways to make your home more comfortable as you age to ensure that you love being at home.