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Pandemic Lesson Number 1: Live In a Home You Love

Updated: Jul 28, 2022

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The pandemic has taught people to appreciate seeing loved ones as well as the freedom everyone has to go to the store, to entertainment venues, and anywhere else. Additionally, it taught people to live in a space they love by adding improvements to their homes, making them more spacious, more livable, or simply more beautiful.

Consider A Conversion

Do you have a spare bedroom or a garage space that's not in use? Consider converting it into something useful, such as a crafting room, home office, or play area. Often, these conversions can be done without structural changes. Converting an unused room into some with a dedicated function is a great way to add value to your home.

For instance, you may only need to add a plug, paint the walls, and change the flooring to convert a downstairs space into an office. Depending on what you plan to do with your space, you may not need a building permit. Be sure to check on all applicable local laws regarding construction and occupancy.

Add a UV Light in Your HVAC System

During this health crisis, you may have realized how much you take good health for granted. One way to help is by decreasing the germs in your home. You can do this by adding ultraviolet (UV) light to your HVAC system. UV light is being used more often to sanitize hospital rooms. You can use this same technology to destroy microorganisms' DNA as they pass through your system and possibly prevent viruses and bacteria from spreading through your home.

Make Outdoors More Calming

Creating a garden or revamping the one you have can help create a more peaceful, calming outdoor space at your home. Ideally, you should hire a professional landscape architect to help you design the space. This professional may help you get the most of the space while taking into consideration the soil and sun. If you'd like a better visual of their design before starting the project, consider requesting a 3D rendering.

Create a Play Area Outside

Make sure your children have a safe outdoor space to play. Engage landscape design services to create an area that’s as functional as it is beautiful. This can be a great investment as it will ultimately increase the value of your home, but you can also save on the expense by hiring a freelance designer from a reputable job board.

Also, whether you choose to invest in expensive outdoor toys such as a jungle gym or trampoline is up to you, but adding a secure fence to your yard is an important part of ensuring their safety. Consider hiring a fence installer to designate a space where your children can play. Keep in mind that the price of a fence depends on the size, location, and materials used. Additionally, you may need a permit, depending on the size and location of the fence.

Add a Sun Porch

A sun porch is an indoor space that gives you a view of the outside and lets sunlight through. You can make it your sitting area, or you could even have your sun porch double as a gardening room or home gym, whatever suits your needs.

Love What You Have

Perhaps counterintuitively, one of the best ways to foster gratitude for your home is to take a vacation from it. A vacation is a great way to see new places and stay in fine homes, but it’s also a great way to appreciate your familiar space when you return to it.

Take time to turn your home into a healthy, happy place today. Pandemic or not, you deserve to have a space you enjoy.

This article was brought to you by The Silver Rose of Leadville, a spacious, beautifully decorated 3-bedroom home with modern-day conveniences. The home is located three blocks from downtown Leadville, CO, and within walking distance to restaurants, shopping, and the Leadville 100 Race Series start and finish line.

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