For some families, spending time together and creating last memories is often best accomplished when working toward a common goal. Especially if this goal has something to do with improving your way of life or creating something that everyone can enjoy, you may come to find that this time spent together will be cherished long after the event is over. So to help you reach both of these objectives at once, here are three home improvement projects that your family will love, even if you don’t actually complete the project on your own.
Help With Temperature Control
When you have a house full of people, it’s not uncommon for there to be disputes over the temperature. Some may always be cold, some may always be hot, and some may be more concerned with the monthly utility costs than anything else. Luckily, there are now a lot of ways that you can make temperature control a more individual matter. According to David Owen, a contributor to Popular Mechanics, you can now get sheets that will react with your body and absorb your heat when you’re too hot and release that heat when you get too cold. While these blankets were first used by NASA and the military, they’re now available to the public and can help make each member of your family more comfortable at home. If you’re looking for a way to adjust the temperature on a more general level, consider installing things like floor heaters or a smart thermostat as well.
Creating Wall Art
One project your family can work on together is creating wall art that you use to decorate an empty space in your home. Depending on what your family is interested in, you could create art together or simply print pictures of the family together to hang on the walls. To save some money, Lisa Marie Conklin, a contributor to Reader’s Digest, suggests getting some frames secondhand and spray painting them so they look like a matching set. By doing this, you can have some uniformity while still creating something inexpensive that your family will love seeing each and every day.
Install A Water Filtration System
In an age where disposable water bottles are everywhere, you and your family may want to do your part for the environment by making a more green decision when it comes to having safe and delicious water to drink at home. By installing a water filtration system, you can have water that everyone will love drinking while simultaneously doing something great for the planet. And according to the editors of This Old House, installing a water filtration system only costs about $120.
If you’re wanting to take on a home improvement project that will make the lives of your family easier or more enjoyable, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you do just that.