“Sweet” Back In “Home Sweet Home”

“Sweet” Back In “Home Sweet Home”

Most us of have something we don’t like about our home. Maybe it’s the bathroom door that never stops squeaking, no matter how much you grease the hinges. Perhaps it’s the fact that you never have enough space for all your stuff. Or maybe you’ve promised yourself a new kitchen for years, but it’s never arrived because of one thing or another.


We all have gripes. But that doesn’t mean we’re powerless to put things right. Here’s how to put the “sweet” back in “home sweet home.”

Fill Those Spots You Loathe With Stuff You Love

There’s a place in all of our homes that it would be fair to say that we hated. Perhaps for you, it’s the utility room, complete with all its mechanical ugliness. Or maybe it’s a drab hallway, with skid marks along the skirting. Here’s a pro tip for all you haters out there: fill those spaces with stuff you love. One idea is to hang pictures of pets or family next to the spaces that you hate. Another is to place trinkets and knick-knacks to cover up problem areas. Whatever it takes, make sure that you reclaim your home as your own.

Fix A Damp Bathroom

There’s nothing worse than having a damp bathroom. The thought that all those mould spores going everywhere: it’s enough to make you sick. More often than not, the problem is coming from your shower unit. But it’s not an issue you can’t resolve. Shower pods are fully contained units, from floor to ceiling, let a wet room. And, as a result, they’re almost certainly more hygienic than the bog-standard shower you’re using at the moment.

Design Your Home Around Conversation

If you can’t do anything about your home, you might as well design it to suit your family life. Don’t just have all the furniture in the room facing the TV. Instead, think of ways to design the space that will draw everybody into a conversation. Who knows, with a close-knit family, you might not need to move after all.

Get Your Bedding Right

One of the main reasons people hate their homes is because they’re a permanent mess. A little bit of tidying is usually all that’s required to make a world of difference. But the problem is that too many people start off on the wrong foot. People who have spotless houses also tend to be those who make their beds in the morning. So make yours, and don’t start the day on the wrong foot.

Focus On All The Stuff That’s Good About Your Home

Marriage advisors will often tell couples who are having difficulties to focus on the best aspects of the relationship. The same goes for our homes. We can get so bogged down in all the negatives that we fail to see the ways in which our homes are great. If you don’t have a dishwasher, just think about how hand washing is better for your kids. If you can’t afford a great TV, regret not. Just reflect on how much more time you get to talk to your family.

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