I don’t currently own my home. In fact, I’ve been renting for many, many years. Renting has quite a few downsides. One downside stands out for me. Since I don’t own my home, I can’t make significant modifications. I can’t install new faucets, paint a wall or put up new shelves, for example.
On the other hand, having lived in multiple flats had its advantages. I got exposed to a lot of different potential improvements. Once I do move into my own home, I have a few plans.
One thing I really liked having in one of the flats I rented was a waste disposal unit. It reduced the frequency at which I had to go out to throw the trash. It also ensured the trash did not smell so bad.
Another thing I found useful was having a pull-out kitchen faucet. These make cleaning the sink so much easier. Filling up bottles, kettles and buckets also becomes much easier.
One more improvement I’d definitely consider in my own home is a tankless water heater. Having hot water on demand truly is priceless when it comes to quality of life.
Lastly, if I could choose my white appliances I would go for a washer dryer over just having a washer or having a washer and a dryer separately. Having a hybrid machine saves up a lot of space. Not having to take out the clothes from the washer and move them to a drier or hang them saves time, too. Without a dryer, towels just aren’t as soft.
What about you? Do you own your home? If so, what improvements have you made? Are you planning any improvement? If you don’t own your home, what would you have done to improve your home if you could?
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