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Downsizing For A Stress Free Lifestyle

Moving boxes in a home with new flooring
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At some point in our lives, most of us have felt overwhelmed by the amount of stuff we have. Whether it's clothes we never wear, household items we don't use, or knick-knacks that are collecting dust, it can be tough to let go of things we think we might need "someday." Moving to a smaller home or apartment can feel great. If you are thinking of selling, downsizing can have real benefits, including:

  • You’ll spend less time cleaning and that frees up more time for the activities you enjoy.
  • More money in your pocket: In addition to the proceeds of selling, with a smaller home comes lower utility bills and maintenance costs. You may also be able to sell some of your unwanted items, giving you extra cash to spend on your new home!
  • A lighter load when moving: Packing and moving can be stressful, but it's even more stressful when you have to move a lot of stuff. Downsizing is a great time to ask yourself what you want to keep. And your moving expenses will be lower.
  • Recycling furniture, books, clothes, or small appliances can support someone in need. Visiting your local thrift shop can feel great.

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Arden Tile showroom
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Living with less can lead to a calmer lifestyle. If you're feeling overwhelmed by clutter, or have always wanted a new kitchen or bathroom, consider downsizing. Retiring and planning to travel? Maybe it is time to move to where you can feel secure leaving your home for several weeks or even months.

How to Make Your New Home Comfortable

So, you've moved into a smaller home. Congratulations! You're on your way to a simpler, more streamlined life. But now that you're settled in, you might be wanting a new look. Here are a few tips on how to update your smaller home:

1. Install new flooring for a clean, modern appeal. Do you need a fresh new look? Installing new flooring is a great place to start, and the options are nearly endless. Not only does updating your flooring give your space a clean, modern aesthetic, but it can also increase its value. In a smaller space, with professional installers, this does not have to be an expensive or time-consuming project.

And for ultimate comfort, consider radiant in-floor heating. Imagine warm tiles in the bathroom for comfort. Radiant heat is energy efficient and can actually save you money on heating bills year-round. So why wait? Visit your local flooring store for helpful advice.

2. Try a new kitchen backsplash or shower tile. It’s a unique time to add your favourite colour to these important spaces in any home.

Arden tile white kitchen backsplash
Arden tile white kitchen backsplash
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3. Bring in some plants. Plants not only add a touch of color and life to your home, but they also help purify the air. There are plenty of options for orchids or leafy ferns that won't take up too much room. Some popular choices include succulents, air plants, and spider plants.

Creating comfort in a smaller place doesn't have to be difficult or expensive—it just takes a little bit of effort and creativity. By decluttering, updating your floors, or adding a fabulous tile in your bathroom, you can transform your new smaller home into a cozy oasis that feels just right for you.

To explore new options in flooring and tile, drop by your local showroom in Vernon. You’ll discover an inspirational gallery setting and knowledgeable staff to help make your new space feel like home.

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