When it comes to your home, you want to be as comfortable as possible. From cozy bedding to spas baths, there are plenty of upgrades you can make to up your quality of life. If you've been thinking about renovating, here are six small upgrades to improve your quality of life at home.

Replace the Carpet

If you have lived in your home for around five to 10 years, chances are the carpet needs to be replaced. Over time, carpet can lose its softness and eventually feel like sandpaper. It can also start to look worn out in certain spots and possibly have an odor.

Carpets can hold a lot of bacteria as well as trap the oils from your feet in its fibers. Pets can also damage carpet as well. Replacing your carpet with a new one is a cost-effective option that can completely change how you feel when you're home.

Install Tinted Windows

Windows are one of a few factors that give a house its curb appeal. Since windows can last up to 20 years, you usually don’t have to replace your windows often. But overtime, wear and tear can start affecting both the quality and overall efficiency. Outside noise may start to be louder, the house may feel draftier than usual and condensation can become more prevalent. These are all signs your windows need to be replaced.

When you're replacing your windows, consider choosing window tinting. Window tinting can improve your home's appearance and also lower utility bills as well. It can also help prevent faded furniture and carpeting, especially in areas of the house that get a lot of sun.

Paint the Walls

Another part of the house that makes it so welcoming is the color of the walls. When you moved in, you probably felt a sense of warmth and comfort upon taking your first step into the house. But living there for years, you may not feel the same way you did back then. Luckily, repainting the walls a warm and soothing color is one of the cheapest renovations you can do. Pick a color you resonate with and feel would be a good addition to your home.

Upgrade Your Bathroom Appliances

Of all the rooms in your house, your bathroom should be at the top of the list. But we’re not talking about redoing the entire bathroom. All you really need to make your bathroom more comfortable is to upgrade the fixtures. This includes replacing the shower head, getting a new toilet and possibly installing a new sink.

Focus on the Kitchen

What was said for the bathroom applies to the kitchen as well. An entire remodel isn’t necessary, but obtaining new appliances is a must. Upgrading the kitchen sink, installing a new dishwasher, and getting an energy-efficient fridge are all things you should consider. Old appliances can drain your finances and can also make your kitchen look dated.

Place Plants Around the House

Nothing adds life to your home than greenery. In fact, plants are certified mood boosters and help to keep indoor air clean. Some of the best plants to add include chrysanthemums, aloe plants, the Boston fern and Chinese evergreens.

Improving the quality of life in your home doesn’t always have to cost a fortune. Sometimes, even the smallest renovation can make all the difference.

Author's Bio: 

Anita is a freelance writer from Denver, CO. She studied at Colorado State University and now enjoys writing about health, business, and family. A mother of two wonderful children, she loves traveling with her family whenever she isn’t writing. You can find her on Twitter @anitaginsburg.