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Updating Your Home In 2021


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The global pandemic has emphasized the importance of a happy home environment like never before. Consequently, then, updating the property in 2021 is a priority shared by millions. Next year won't be quite as restrictive as 2020, a winning home environment will continue to provide the platform for a happier existence. Here are some of the best updates you should consider making.


Improving your home security

It's hard to truly relax in a property that feels unprotected. Not least because the economic impacts of the pandemic will lead to more burglaries. Therefore, adding new security features should be the first item on your agenda.


The obvious investment is to install surveillance cameras. Ideally, they should be monitored remotely as this will allow you to stay on top of the situation at all times. The best ones can even alert your smartphone when a potential intruder is detected.


Garden lighting, alarm systems, and better door locks are all good options. Pay attention to the backyard spaces too. When external spaces do not offer potential hiding positions, most would-be intruders will be deterred.


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Changing the color schemes

Most homeowners want to inject fresh energy into their living spaces. After all, you've probably grown a little tired of looking at the same surroundings throughout the pandemic. New color schemes are the answer.


Painting a room can change the atmosphere completely. PPG paints for 2021 will give you the inspiration needed to achieve the desired results. Adding LED lights and mirrors to make rooms feel bigger and brighter take the results to new heights.


Color schemes can be accentuated with accessories. Meanwhile, the personality of the rooms can be updated with artwork or family photos. The homely touches make an immediate impact and will deliver a lasting upgrade.


Adding practical comfort

The family home is used for a wide range of activities. Ultimately, though, it is the place that allows you to build a healthy, organized, and happy lifestyle. Ensuring that the property is blessed with the right features is essential.


A good night's sleep improves your look, energy levels, and more. As such, updating the bedroom is the priority. However, the bathroom can be turned into a personal sanctuary that encourages you to get a good rest. This is in addition to washing away the stress of modern life.


Practical comforts can extend to household appliances that make life easier. Slow cookers, robotic vacuums, and dishwashers are just three common examples. Alternatively, Smart tech enables automation and remote monitoring.


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New windows and roofing

Whether looking to protect the home from natural damage, reduce energy bills, or add curb appeal doesn't matter. New windows and roofing are the fundamental features that will transform the property and boost its value.


Choosing Renewal by Andersen windows will allow you to gain the esthetic and practical benefits. New styles should be matched to the home's exterior. If internal privacy is an issue, translucent films are available.


Roofing protects everything below and is something you'll see from a distance when approaching the home. Tile material choices, colors, and sizes will impact the look and function. Internal insulation is a key addition too.


Wall fittings

Any homemaking guide will confirm the importance of storage and organization. You can find plenty of info on decluttering, going paperless, and similar tasks. One of the best updates, though, is to start using your walls.


Arguably the most practical solution is to fix a TV to the wall, which removes the need for TV units. However, there are plenty of similar steps to consider that will claw back valuable floor space by avoiding bulky units.


It's important to avoid overcrowding the walls. Nonetheless, it's often said that they should tell the story of your home and add the desired levels of personality. Therefore, finding the right balance is a truly brilliant upgrade.


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Sliding doors

If your home is blessed with a backyard or patio, you will want to make the most of it. Aside from the immediate rewards in the post-Covid era, it will become your happy place for years. As long as you allow it to.


The addition of sliding doors will blend the internal and external spaces together. The HomeTips guide to different styles should provide valuable inspiration. When tailored to suit the style and shape of the property and patio, success is assured.


Spending more time in the garden, either alone or with family, is an amazing thing. Crucially, it enables you to create magical memories with the people you loved. Frankly, that's the type of outcome we all deserve in 2021. Go make it happen.