Your home should be your sanctuary. It’s your optimized nesting ground to have a good night’s sleep; where you get the best cup of coffee; and your favorite space to kick your feet up and blaze through the latest binge-worthy TV show. But with isolation orders in effect for all of spring and most of summer, you no doubt starting seeing your apartment, condo, or house as something more akin to a prison. The easiest solution? Investing in home upgrades to make your space feel brand new.
Now if you have the financial means to redecorate a room or completely renovate your home, have at it. But if you want to make small changes in every room to make the entire space feel more inviting and improve facets of everyday life, heed our advice. We’ve outlined eight home upgrades to reinvent your humble abode—no matter the size and no matter your budget. None of these items will break the bank, but all with help you see the place you call home in a new light.
The Best Home Upgrades to Make Your House Feel Brand New
Nespresso Vertuo Next and Aeroccino3 Milk Frother
Sure, a 12-cup coffee maker is great for fufilling the caffeine needs of a family or party, but there’s something to be said about single-serve machines that deliver brews custom to you and your unique preferences. Nespresso’s already the leader in the pod category, offering full-bodied coffee and espresso that Keurig’s oft-watery coffee pales in comparison to. Their newest machine, Vertuo Next is its most sustainable to date, made from 54 percent recycled plastic. Unlike the previous iteration, this design is slim and better suited for apartments or those looking to save counter space. It’s only 5.5″ wide and its water tank is smaller and more streamlined (37oz). Bundle the machine with the Aeroccino3 milk frother to create specialty drinks like lattes and flat whites. The machine brews espresso, double espresso, and coffee (5-14oz), and let’s you customize preferences for each type of capsule like cup size, pressure, temperature, and brew time.