You know that Fix and Flips have become a trend when investment gurus like Rick Otton cover such topics, either in their podcasts or in other media. The goal of any fix and flip is to refurb the property with the minimum costs possible in order to boost the value of the house.
But even if you are not flipping your home, it’s still great to do easy refurb projects that will help improve the value of your property. One project that often gets overlooked is the addition of indoor plants
Perhaps less talked about than their outdoor counterparts, indoor plants actually have an incredible amount of aesthetic and health values that they bring to your home. Unfortunately, not very many of us put as much effort in cultivating our indoor gardens as we do outdoor landscaping projects.
Even if you do not have any kind of interior decoration skills under your belt, you can easily buy a vase and fill it with some roses from the market or even your beautiful outdoor garden. This will not only beautify the inside of you home, but it will greatly improve the mental and physical health of the people within.
The aesthetic value of indoor plants:
We all know how beautiful rose bushes in bloom can be. Now imagine having a small part of that inside your house. Not only will this look stunning, but it will also make the place smell like roses and it will brighten up the room. A well-placed potted plant gives the home’s interior a ‘green’ feel.
It makes your home seem more nature-oriented and peaceful. This kind of look is inviting, that is why potted plants have forever featured in home staging pictures and settings. Instead of simply staging that for potential buyers, why not give your family the entire experience every day?
The value of indoor plants to your mental health:
There is a reason why we are told to take the time to ‘smell the roses’. There is just something about the fresh scent of something natural and green and beautiful. The psychological effects of having indoor plants include things like:
- Increase feelings of control, happiness and optimism.
- Improves your memory and concentration.
- Boost your creativity.
So, if you are in the mood to ‘smell the roses’, why not have some in your house so that all your family members can smell them too?
It purifies the air in your home:
There was a study carried out by NASA dubbed the ‘Clean Air Study’; it determined that plants such as the ‘Spider Plant’ also known as Chlorophytum comosum can purify the air in a closed setting such as a room. Having specific potted plants such as the Spider Plant in your home will help save you money that could have gone towards buying air purifier machines. Plus, they look really good on that window seal.
They are natural air fresheners:
The ‘dwarf kaffir lime trees’ are examples of indoor plants that can make a room smell sweet and fresh. Using plants as a natural air freshener has several advantages including:
- They are affordable.
- They do not have artificial additives that could cause allergies.
- You do not have to worry about disposing of the spray cans when you are finished with them.
The beauty of it all is that you can get different plants from a wide variety of species, many of which are colourful and exciting. These indoor plants not only increase the air quality within your home, but they add to the aesthetic value and accentuate that ‘homely’ feeling. This can be really helpful when you take potential buyers around on a tour of the house.