Monday, May 10

Beyond Home Improvement

When it comes to home improvement, we often focus on the cosmetic, and for good reason. After all, we want a home that perfectly captures our essence, and that means showing others what’s inside us, our personality made manifest. However, there’s more to the perfect home than merely looking good. That’s what I’m here for. There are a number of ways to improve your home beyond the cosmetic. Here are some ideas to help you get started.

First and foremost, let’s talk security. For starters, once the paint dries and the dust settles, literally and figuratively, you’re going to want to fortify your home. The first way to do this is to replace and upgrade the locks on all your doors and windows. Another way to fortify your home is to install a safe or a lockbox for any valuables in your home, and the more hidden it is, the better off you are. Lastly, you want to consider cyber security. Like a safe, protecting your online presence is protecting your money and your livelihood, so you’ll want to have Norton antivirus software installed on your computer, for starters. You’ll also want to make safer decisions regarding online activity. Stick to popular sites like Facebook, as they are more likely to be free of viruses, but wherever you are on the internet, be wary of strangers being to nice or asking for personal info or favors.

Another great way to improve your home is to install solar panels. Solar panels are expensive, but they pay for themselves over time by eliminating your electricity bill. To add to this, you can get batteries that can hold charge to be used during the night, so your electricity can come entirely from your panels. This can save you a ton of money, help the environment, and take you off the grid, if that interests you.