7 Home Improvement Purchases That Are Life-changing

Are you searching for ways to improve the quality of life in your home? Something to make life a little easier, cleaner, or more comfortable? We’ve got you covered. 

1. Whole House Humidity Control

woman looking at moldy window

Humidity control is a life-changing home improvement that serves various functions. First, it helps alleviate the indoor drying that accompanies winter. Indoor drying can cause cracked lips and sinus issues and cause eczema to flare up. It also helps prevent mildewing and mold from growing on your windowsills and other places. 

2. Dishwasher

woman using a dishwasher.

A dishwasher is a game-changer in home appliances. The clean-up process after a meal becomes more manageable, and it takes less time to load and unload a dishwasher than to wash everything by hand. 

The ENERGY STAR dishwashers save around 3,800 gallons of water during their lifetime, which also helps protect water sources: rivers, lakes, and oceans. Additionally, the dishwasher’s hot water and drying process sanitize the dishes, not to be confused with sterilizing. 

3. Smart Plugs

smart plug on a wall outlet being used by a phone.

Smart Plugs operate on Wifi and are a fantastic convenience and time saver. When you walk into your home with your hands full and say, “Alexa, turn on the living room light,” it is life-changing, especially if you have kiddos with toys sprawled out on the floor. 

Additionally, you can access your Smart Plugs from an app on your phone or tablet, making it easier to turn a light on before you even get to the door with the groceries. Finally, they allow you to put things on timers, including wax warmers and fountains. 

4. A Projecting Bedside Clock

A projecting bedside clock is a godsend for people who are nearsighted or who are not morning people. The time projects to your wall or ceiling, pending your preference. Some models also include outdoor temperature sensors that tell you how many layers you must put on before going outside each morning. 

5. Robot Vacuum Cleaner

robot vacuum cleaner on floor

A robot vacuum cleaner is a home improvement that is your best friend cleaning buddy. You can program the robot vacuum to run on a cleaning schedule and are a game-changer for dog and cat owners. 

Additionally, they can be controlled from an app on your phone, are lightweight, user-friendly, and are one of my best secrets for keeping your house clean

6. A Nest Learning Thermostat

nest thermostat

The Nest Learning Thermostat is an incredible home improvement. First, it’s the only ENERGY STAR-certified thermostat. Next, it builds a schedule around your schedule. 

So it knows via your phone when you are at home and when not and adjusts the heating accordingly. Lastly, it saves 10-12% on heating and 15% on air conditioning bills. Life-changing and responsible.

7. The Right Plants In Your Bedroom

woman with bedroom plants.

Did you know plants act as natural sound machines to reduce noise pollution by diffracting, reflecting, and absorbing sounds? It’s true. Additionally, certain plants can improve the air quality in your bedroom. Improving the air quality guarantees a better night’s sleep, making this a simple but essential home improvement. 

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Davin is a jack-of-all-trades but has professional training and experience in various home and garden subjects. He leans on other experts when needed and edits and fact-checks all articles.