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30th November 2021

How to make money from your property

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A property is one of the most valuable assets most people will own. You can pay monthly mortgage payments and slowly build up equity within the property. You can sell the property later down the line to free up some funding. Homes are expensive assets that, when used correctly, can bring a return on investment and even profit.

Here are a few ways to make money from your property.

Rent out a room

You don’t have to sell your home to make money from it. If you have a spare room, you could rent it out to a tenant. You can bring money in to pay the mortgage and get to know your new housemate. This option works particularly well if you live in a commuter town or city centre. For example, some workers choose to rent a room close to the office during the week – and head home for the weekend. It saves them a long commute every day without having to uproot their entire family.

Offer a car parking space

If you live in a built-up area, parking spaces are like gold dust. People are constantly looking to rent out a parking space in a central location. You can make a substantial amount of money from renting out your parking space and selling your car. You could start utilising public transport and reducing your carbon footprint.

Equity release

If you are over 55, you can release equity from your property and access funds. You can use the funds locked in your home’s equity for other projects, like a renovation or luxury holiday. Equity release is a fantastic option for those approaching their retirement. It gives you the funds to finally renovate your kitchen or travel the world.

Renting and moving

You could move to a rental property in a different area. Make new friends and start a new career in a different city or country. You can rent out your old property to new tenants and use their rent payments to pay your rent. If you choose a more affordable rental home, you can make a profit from this too.

Downsize

A huge family home can start to feel too spacious after a while. The kids have moved out, and it’s just you and your partner. You don’t need four bedrooms anymore. Sell your family home and move into a smaller property for a lower price. Or, you could save money by moving to a more affordable area. You don’t need to live in a commuter town for your retirement. You can bask in the countryside air and stay clear from the morning rush.

Your property could make you a lot of money in the future.

Yowu Headphones: Listening in Style

Girl wearing Yowu headphones

Recently, using cat ear headphones has become a growing trend among gamers, including several popular Twitch streamers. It’s easy to see how these creative products have caught on because of their bright, eye-catching aesthetics. I liked the distinctive look of these headphones, so I was curious enough to buy Yowu’s Cat Ear Headphones 3S.

Yowu cat headphones

From what I understand, the 3S has received some upgrades from the previous formula used for Yowu headphones. From a technical standpoint, this product does have some fairly advanced features. Its Bluetooth model supports aptX audio technology for lower latency and immersive, crystal clear sound quality. Latency can be the cause of irksome issues such as unwelcome audio lag.

Since this product has been fairly popular within the gaming community, eliminating audio lag should be a major plus for online multiplayer communication. I’m happy to report that my experiences using this product while playing League of Legends felt smooth and seamless. Furthermore, the headphones’ built-in app control allowed me to adjust sound quality to fit my audio preferences. I was able to choose a sound mode that kept me immersed in the game with no outside distractions. The headphones also have a built-in stereo microphone that allows wireless online communication.

Girl wearing Yowu headphones

Despite its great sound quality, the main reasons people will buy this product are its design and visual appearance. There are several reasons why I would choose this product over cat ear headphones manufactured by brands such as Axent or Windfall. First, the Yowu 3S’s design is sleeker and more organic. The headphones look more stylish and symmetrical, and their impressive appearance can be enhanced with LED lighting customization. I enjoyed changing the colors and lighting effects of my headphones. It was difficult to settle on just one because all of them look striking and dynamic.

Second, Yowu’s headphones will give you the most bang for your buck. Users have complained about Axent’s sound imbalances, particularly when bass is involved. In contrast, I felt like the $100+ dollars I spent on Yowu headphones were well worth it for the mix of sound quality and visual ingenuity in one package. The 3S doesn’t just look great, but it also performs impressively. I was thoroughly satisfied with its sound quality and battery performance. I appreciated that I could use Yowu headphones for hours without needing to charge them.

Girl wearing Yowu headphones

Lastly, I’ll say a few things about the headphones’ ergonomics. They sat comfortably on my face during use and they folded easily for storage after I finished using them. They come with a headphone bag, so you won’t have to worry about buying your own bag or finding a cranny to store them in.

Most people may be looking for aesthetics over quality when they buy cat ear headphones, but Yowu’s 3S shows that it’s not too much to ask for both. If you’re committed to listening to music, video content, or game audio in style, Yowu’s headphones are a worthy competitor to any Beats headphones or AirPods on the market.

How to utilise a box room

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Box rooms can be awkward to style. The space is often too small to function properly as a bedroom or living area. There is hardly enough room for a double bed – let alone wardrobes and a dresser. However, a box room can actually be the perfect solution to some of the challenges with your property. You might need more space to work from home or a storage cupboard for all your gym equipment.

Here are a few ways you can make the most out of your box room.

Walk-in wardrobe

Turn your box room into the walk-in wardrobe of your dreams. Ideally, the box room should be next to your main bedroom, but it can work elsewhere too. Paint the room white and install fitted wardrobes along both sides of the room. Add a few LED strip lights under the cabinets in the wardrobe for an extra special touch. Finish the room with a plush carpet and a narrow bench in the middle of the room. You need somewhere to sit down and put your shoes on, after all.

A home office

In the pandemic, we started working from home at the kitchen table or a makeshift desk. If you work remotely on a permanent basis, it’s time to make a proper home office. Turn your box room into a luxurious workspace for you and your ideas. You can have a wooden desk, industrial lamp, colourful bookshelf and much more. Make your office a productive space with no room for procrastination. Go online for home office inspiration and try something a little different.

A small en suite

Everyone needs another bathroom in their home. Say goodbye to sharing a bathroom with your other half, and hello to a luxurious en suite. You could have a free-standing roll-top bath with beautiful white tiling throughout the room. Have a look at a few different layouts for the bathroom, and make the best decision for your home. Decorate the bathroom with plenty of candles and build a storage cupboard for all your beauty products.

A snug

If you have older children, it might be time for a second living area. Make the box room into a snug with a big TV and video game console. Decorate the room with a reclaimed wood wall and graphic prints. Go for a deep emerald sofa and soft carpet to make the room feel extra cosy. Your children can play video games, watch movies and hang out with their friends. Everyone needs their space from time to time.

Make your box room into a room you need in your family home. You might need a new playroom for a baby or a craft room for your new Etsy business. Look at the priorities and demands of everyone in your family and make a decision from there.

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