Every year new homes get built, while older homes are left empty. Why is this?
One reason is that many family’s are trying to keep up with the Jones and want a bigger home.
New homes can cause a lot of river pollution. New construction leaves dirt exposed for months on end. When it rains this exposed dirt will then easily become massive amounts of runoff. This runoff muddies the rivers and streams and clogs them with mud. This changes the rivers in many ways and is hard on the fish that live in these rivers and streams.
So here’s a novel idea…create more space in your current home. Older homes with great bones are just asking for a creative mind to modernize it. I will give you 3 specific ideas on how you and turn your old home into your new home and avoid buying new.
One way to improve your current home is to get some mirrors installed in some strategic locations. It’s a bit of an optical illusion but it works. Mirrors make small spaces feel so much larger. Think about workout gyms. They are usual in relatively mall spaces yet they look so large because of the wall sized mirrors. Now obviously you are not going to install a mirror across an entire wall but instead locate then strategically throughout your home.
How about knocking down a wall. That might seem like an extreme makeover but its done all the time. Most makeover shows are knocking down walls to create much more open and inviting spaces in older homes. Take a look around and see if removing any walls could really change your home in a positive way.
And finally, you could always make the bedrooms larger by using the vertical space. A friend of mine install a loft bed setup in their home. Both their kids rooms look so much larger because they purchased 2 loft beds with a desk underneath.
I just love how the kids now have bigger rooms and a place to study that is not the living room.
So these ideas can obviously be taken a bit further but I think you get the point. Don’t just consider buying a brand new home, instead look around your current abode and make certain that some strategic updates won’t give you exactly what your looking for in a new home.
One less home built will make a different and hundreds of less homes built will a HUGE difference.Read More