Friday, July 30, 2021

Make Your Home a Sanctuary

Florida is continuing to reopen. However, most people are still spending more time at home. “Our homes have become more important than ever,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s largest independent homeowners insurance agency.

Our homes have transformed, becoming classrooms, offices, gyms, entertainment centers and hospital rooms. During this challenging time, we are looking to our homes to bring us a sense of peace, as well as comfort and joy. But all that time in your home might have you feeling bored and uninspired.–on-a-budget–

Below are ways to make your home look and feel fresh, without spending much money or hiring a handyman.

Exterior improvements

  1. Paint your front door
  2. Replace your porch light
  3. Paint the exterior trim and shutters
  4. Buy a birdfeeder
  5. Install or change your front door kick plate.

“A kick plate will extend the life of your door,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s top independent homeowners insurance agency.

  1. Add new house numbers
  2. Put in solar-powered pathway lights
  3. Place a fall wreath on your front door
  4. Get a porch swing or an outdoor chair
  5. Spruce up an area with container plants

Interior improvements

  1. Conquer the clutter

In an article by Psychology Today, they report decluttering makes people feel less scattered and reduces anxiety.

  1. Give new life to your sofa with a slipcover
  2. Update cabinet hardware in the kitchen or bathroom
  3. Install new door handles
  4. Rearrange furniture
  5. Deep clean
  6. Add a house plant or flowers

According to a study done by NASA, plants eliminate toxins from indoor spaces, reoxygenating your home.

  1. Purchase a new blanket or throw pillows for the bedroom or living room
  2. Hang a picture that makes you happy
  3. Buy a rug
  4. Create a warm glow with candles, lanterns or string lights

Your home is your sanctuary. Protect it along with your belongings with home insurance from GreatFlorida Insurance. Contact us today.

Ellsworth Buck
Since 2003, Ellsworth has served as Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, a network of independent, franchised insurance agents located throughout Florida. During his tenure he has helped the franchise grow to more than 100 independent locations state wide. He is a 20+ year veteran of the Florida Insurance industry and is a graduate West Virginia University, earning his M.B.A in 1984. He lives with his wife in Stuart, Florida. For more information visit:

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