Tuesday, February 9, 2021 / by Lino Arci
With Valentine’s day around the corner, you’re bound to hear the word “LOVE” quite a bit. But one of the most famous sayings, “Home is where the heart is” rings true now as much as in years past.
Buying a home is a lot like falling in love. What does it actually take to fall in love with a home? It’s when you begin casually going to a few open houses, seeing your options, and figuring out what really matters to you. The space you share with those you love often has special features that bring warm feelings the moment you walk through the door. Once you establish your deal breakers (for example, must have two bathrooms, a great kitchen, and a beautiful backyard) you hire a realtor and begin to narrow down your choices. Eventually, you find The One. Things get serious. The next thing you know, you’re signing contracts and pledging to spend the rest of your life (or at least a good chunk of it) with your dream house.
While the home buying process is an exciting roller coaster of emotions, moving in and settling down isn’t always fun. It’s important to fall in love with your new place as soon as possible, and hold on to those good feelings you had when you signed your contract. You bought a house. Now it’s time to transform it into a home.
So, regardless of whether you’re starting the journey or you’ve arrived at the home of your dreams, here are a few ideas to help you squeeze, snuggle and cuddle even more LOVE out of your happy home. Give them a try and you’ll find yourself falling in love in no time.
#1 - Rekindle Your Love Affair with Your Home
A good, deep cleaning can re-kindle your love affair with your home. Look at a good clean as more of an entire afternoon experience and not a chore.
Few things are more powerful than a fresh coat of paint. Painting the walls is a way to express your personal aesthetic and put your unique spin on your new home. It’s also the quickest way to transform a room, and it’s relatively inexpensive. Choosing a dark or deep color, like maroon, will add intrigue and warmth to space, while bold, bright colors have the power to put a smile on your face.
#2 - Simplify Your Living Space
If you don’t LOVE it… Donate it… Sell it… Recycle it… or Toss it! Don’t let a modest budget keep you from making changes. Sometimes the biggest impacts happen in the smallest places. The positive effects will be almost instantaneous.
#3 - ...Or Fill your Home with Things You Love!
Go all-in & fill your home with more of the things you LOVE & that remind you of LOVE. While clean and organized are ideal, it shouldn’t be at the expense of your vision. Our homes should meet all of our needs, including our need be reminded of the things that make us happy.
Adding splashes of your story mixed w/ your personal style & personality energizes your home – and can remind you why you fell in love with it in the first place. Family portraits, news clippings, handed-down art, or simply an image, depiction, photo of a period or place that is significant to you & makes you smile when you see it.
#4 - Give Your Home Flowers
A beautiful vase filled with bright blooms doesn’t have to be limited to special occasions. When you have fresh flowers in your home, every day feels special. And you don’t have to invest in a dozen red roses, either.
Rosarium is one of Vaughan’s best florists! They provide reliable delivery throughout the gta at a reasonable rate throughout the year. So making this a weekly habit won’t break the bank.
LOVE THE HOME YOU LIVE IN FOR VALENTINES DAY!
Remember that life is too short not to LOVE the home you’re in…
We hope this list has inspired you to fall in love with your house! If you’re ready to take your relationship to the next level and buy a new home this year & Call us Today! Lino Arci Team is the ultimate matchmaker and will help you find your dream home in no time.