One thing this year has done, is make us all take a look at our lives. During lockdown most of us was forced to stay home. Whether you were in a position to work from home or be on furlough.
Apart from enjoying spending more time with our families, it also gave us time to take stock of our homes. I know a lot of us have managed to get all those little annoying jobs sorted, or finally redecorated after months of putting it off. Plus with the nicer weather we have even been able to get outside and tackle our gardens.
For me we have done a few odd jobs, but no decorating so far. We have managed to have a huge sort out and get rid of all the clutter we no longer needed. We did also sit and discuss renovating our bathroom, ripping the whole lot out and starting from a blank canvas. To finally give us the bathroom we would love.
We have also discussed gutting both our bedroom and our daughters bedroom and buying new furniture and obviously decorating both rooms. It sounds like a lot but they both need updating. I know moving home might be the easier option, neither of us want to move. We are now in a position to start making bigger changes to our home to make it the home we love.
What if you can not do this in your current home?
One thing I have heard a few of my friends and family say over lockdown is their current home just does not fit their family anymore. Or working from home is now becoming permanent and they need a permanent working space.
Luckily with working from home, does have its plus side. You have no travel expenses, or no little trips for a coffee or lunch. This can make a huge saving each month.
Having these savings has also given them the confidence to look at moving home, and with it being more of a buyers market at the moment they have been able to look at their finances and with the help of a mortgage calculater, have been able to look more into making this a reality.
If moving is not an option
You can still make your current home work, it is just about looking at each room as a blank canvas and how best to utilise the space you have.
Have you done any renovations to your home this year? Or are you looking at moving due to needing more space?
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