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Your Home is a Piece of You so Treat it Right

The way you look at your home can have a big bearing on your life. Now, a lot of people look at their homes simply as places to stay, or business investments. But I like to look at my home as a piece of me; almost an extension of me as a person. I suppose it’s similar to how a lot of songwriters view the songs they write, as pieces of themselves.

I have so much in my home that is personal to me, and so many areas where it’s catered to my life. It’s like my own little cocoon away from the outside world. And it could well be the same for you. It’s important to remember that our homes represent our own little corner of the world for us and the family. And that’s why they are so important and play such a big role in our lives. Your home is a piece of you and you need to treat it as such. And here are some ways to help you do that.

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Repair It

Your home, much like your body, is going to need repair sometimes. And you need to tend to these problems and repairs whenever they occur. It’s essential to make sure that you address the problems that your home faces. If you were feeling poorly, you’d go to the doctor as soon as possible wouldn’t you? Well, you should apply the same logic to your home once there is something wrong with it. Repairing things as soon as you can is the best way to deal with any issues or problems that may arise.


When you think about how you want to be presentable, you will often dress yourself. Wearing the latest fashion or accessories is important for making sure you look good. When we transfer this to the home, it is about decorating the inside of the property. This is making changes and adding additions such to make it look great. Aesthetic appeal is important for both us, and our homes. I would think hard about the sort of decorating you want to do before you commit to anything. And try to choose the best sort of decoration to benefit your home.

Maximise Space

Because your home is an extension of you, it’s important to keep it free of clutter. You have so much clutter in other areas of your life that you need to try to avoid it here. Keep the home well decorated, and make sure you have everything you need. But try to make sure you get rid of any junk that might be in there. Clutter is a nuisance because it creates a mess, takes up space and can cause you undue stress. Cut down on the clutter in your home, and your life, and you’ll get much more out of it.

Make it Cosy

It’s important to be comfortable when you’re at home, just like it’s important to feel comfortable in life. You need to turn the home into a comfy and cosy place where you can relax and unwind. Modern life can be so stressful these days that you need to release stress now and then. So it’s important to try to make the home as cosy as you can. You might want to create a little den where you can snuggle up and relax. And make sure you get all the comfiest bedding and furniture too.

Color is Important

It’s obvious that color is important in all aspects of life. When you’re wearing clothes, decorating your home, or watching television color matters. It breathes life and vibrancy into things. So you need to make sure you inject plenty of color into your home. This helps to breathe new life into things and brightens up the place. It makes the home more inviting and attractive to people so make sure you add plenty of it.


One of the most important features of any person is personality, and it’s the same with a home. That’s why so many old properties are so popular because they have character and personality. So it’s always a good idea to inject some personality and character into your home. And you can do this by adding in custom designs, artwork and coming up with original ideas. This is your home so you shouldn’t be afraid to express yourself and who you are as a person.

FEMA - 42429 - Home Repair after Flood

Security Matters

It’s important to protect yourself from harm in many different aspects of life. And, similarly, it’s important to make sure you protect your home and keep it secure. You can do this in a number of ways, and you need to identify the areas that need protection. Get roofing contractors out to make sure the roof is safe and secure. It’s also important to look at your home security system and see if that can be improved at all. You need to protect yourself, your home, and your possessions the best way you can.

Invest in the Future

Investments are a fundamental part of life as they can help with finances and a better way of life. But, you also need to make sure you invest in your home as well as yourself. There are a lot of ways you can invest in your home, and many of them are exciting. You might think about extending, going green or embracing solar power. Some people decide to go for a combination of different home investments. These increase kerb appeal and will make your property in better shape for future sales.


You might not think of it in these terms, but you should try to consider your home like a piece of you. In many ways, it is a lot like another form of who you are. It is similar to your body in that it has external and internal functions. And you need to make sure you give it the care and nourishment it needs, as you would your body. Have a look at the points on this post, and see how you can apply them to your home.



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By M.O. Stevens (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

By David Fine (This image is from the FEMA Photo Library.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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