My first goal, upon moving into a new house, is to make it feel like home to our family. Typically, the houses, provided to us by the government, are pretty generic, so I like to make changes to personalize them.
Of course, as soon as our shipment arrives, I put up our personal artwork and photos, I toss around our throw pillows, and put out our knickknacks, but it’s more than that. I, personally, don’t want to live in a place that looks drab, and lived-in, by someone else, so I like to change things up a bit. I can upgrade little things, even in the kitchen and bathrooms, to make the houses more appealing. I don’t mind spending a little money to make our abode shine a bit, and I don’t have to spend much to do it.
I visit home improvement websites to find fixtures and accessories to make our place look better and feel more comfortable.
Let’s face it, we all spend a lot of time in the kitchen, so upgrading fixtures to improve its appeal is definitely worth the effort and a bit of money. My kitchen sink faucet leaves a lot to be desired. It’s really plain and dull, so it’s the first thing I want replace. I don’t have time to wander around our new city, looking for kitchen and bath fixtures, so I shop online and then get someone to install them for me.
Won’t this look better?
Another simple thing I like to change, in every house we move into, is all of the toilet seats. After all, it really is a simple way to freshen up the place and make it feel like ours.
Relocating constantly can make for an unsettling lifestyle, but working a bit to improve the look and feel and functionality of our houses is worth the energy. As I walk through my house for the next three years, if I’ve made personal changes, I can really feel like it’s mine.