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When it comes to homeowners, the majority tend, understandably, to focus their attention mainly on their work life and the strains of keeping the bills paid so they can stay in the comfy abode. The home’s look is usually quite important but not exactly high up on the list of priorities. Thus, there are perhaps a few aspects of their home that they didn’t know they could improve. Here are a few ideas to help to enhance the home.


The doorway is yours and others first impression of the entire home. So it’s probably wise to spruce it up a little bit. This could mean popping a wreath on the door or painting it a color that suits your personality. Throwing a few plants or ornaments along the outside of it would make it all look pretty, too.


As you’ve entered your home, you’re probably going to need somewhere to put items and a rack to hold shoes. Adding something like a coat rack or pegs on the wall gives off a smarter feel than just having a place in the corner to throw stuff.


Yes, keeping the kitchen clean and fresh is the correct way to behave, but keeping it looking squeaky clean is such a bonus. And what about the organization? A lot of people tend to throw any tins and cans into any old draw and any cupboard that has space. Yes, it does happen. Don’t be like that. Why not clear out the mess and keep things relevant to certain drawers.


Much like the kitchen, you’ve probably kept everything clean and sanitary – that kind of goes without saying, but you’ll want it looking as good as the cleanliness. Like before there’s something about the shininess and glimmer from the surfaces that are just so satisfying. When it comes to bathing and showering, people prefer scrubbing up in comfort. Something like a walk-in shower with a frameless shower door is so very simple but so aesthetically pleasing. It trumps your standard bathtub with a showerhead and a curtain around it.                                                                                                                                                            


Your entire house is mainly a reflection of you, but your bedroom should pretty much sum you up (and your partner if you have one, sure). Keeping things organized is going to neaten it all, but why not look to decorate with things like flowers and mementos.     


A lot of people will use the attic as the primary use of storage, so with that, why not make sure the stuff is stored correctly and not just thrown up there only for you to spend ages looking for it in the future. There are also cases where people have had their attic cleared out and converted into another room. Maybe you’d like an office or an extra room for activities.


Similarly to an attic, we’ll often use a basement for storage. However, if you find you don’t need a lot of stuff in there, you can declutter and get creative! You might want to add a home gym in there; it could be a new game room or a place to play music. There are a lot of options!


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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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