5 Ways to Upgrade Your Home

Most home owners have a wish list of upgrades and maintenance activity for their residence. For someone who enjoys DIY activities, there are many small projects that can upgrade the look and functionality of your home for under $500.  Of course there are also bigger maintenance or upgrades that require a professional.  That can mean long range planning and budgeting.  Let’s look at a few ideas for inspiration:

 

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Ways to Help The Environment

For the last year, the pandemic has transformed the way we live, impacting everything from how we work to how we socialize.  The good news is that the restrictions from the pandemic have made many people become more conscious of their carbon footprints. In April 2020, a poll by Ipsos found that 71 per cent of people in 14 countries felt that climate change was as serious a crisis as the pandemic. In July 2020, a survey by green energy provider Bulb found that more than a third of the UK public lived more sustainably during lockdown. Meanwhile, a US survey conducted by the Boston Consultancy Group  found that 70 per cent of people were more aware of their environmental impacts than before.

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