Your home should ideally be your sanctuary, somewhere you can retreat to after a long day of work and relax. Often we forget to invest into our apartment and don’t realise how a few small changes can make a big difference in how comfortable our home is. You don’t have to spend big money to see some big returns, so if you’re looking to update your apartment check out these simple changes you can make to upgrade your home.

1. Think About The Smell

Do you have any issues with odors around your home? The way something smells can impact our memories for years, so even if there’s a slight bad smell, it can really impact how you feel about your home. You’re going to want to get your hands on the best Odor Control Chemicals to get rid of any lingering smells. Once you’ve tackled that issue, you might want to think about what kind of smell you want your home to have. There are quite a few ways you can introduce a nice smell into your home without spending a ton, but I suggest ensuring that any bad, lingering smells are dealt with first otherwise you will just be barely masking the bad smell! I personally love candles and oil diffusers from Zara Home, as I feel like the scents are natural and are not overpowering. Personally I find extremely synthetic smells a bit off putting! If you’re lucky enough to have a balcony, you can even put some plants out there to bring the gorgeous smells inside!

2. Consider Your Water

If you’re living in an older apartment, then your plumbing might not be the best. This can result in a low water flow, which can mean average showers. I personally love high pressure showers so that was something important to me when looking for a property. If I found an apartment I loved, but the water pressure was average, I would probably have it checked and look into improving the water pressure. have a range of pressure sensors that you can use to check the pressure of various things.

3. Update Your Kitchen

I feel like a kitchen is the part of any apartment or home that really shows the age of the property. You can tell a big difference between a kitchen made in the 80’s and something designed and made more recently. Depending on your apartment’s kitchen, you might have different priorities. If the cupboards are really ugly and falling apart, then it might be time to invest in new cupboards. Likewise if your stove only works on some elements and cooks inconsistently, it might be time to upgrade. The upgrades you’ll need to do for your kitchen to feel and look more modern will depend on where you’re starting from, but it can be one of the most dramatic ways to improve the your apartment, both in terms of aesthetics and functionality, after all the kitchen is often the heart of the home.

These are three simple ways that you can improve your apartment.