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Worth the Money - Home Edition

During our 20’s, most of us are generally focused on spending those hard earned dollars on “fun things” come the 1st and 15th of the month. These fun things often consist of fashion, beauty, bags, shoes, trendy things, and well… more shoes.

The Shower Heros:
Nécesaire Body Exfoliator to be used once a week to soften and renew your skin
Byredo Hand Créme to soothe and nourish hands
Byredo Shower Gel to elevate your shower gel and leave a subtle scent behind
Diptyque mini candle for a scented bathroom. Pro tip: once it’s empty, it can hold your Q-tips

Then…something changes in your late-20’s. The trends that everyone seems to be wearing and talking about don’t seem to excite you as much any longer and you find yourself searching for the perfect mattress or cast iron instead.  One thing leads to another and now, you’ve fully started the hunt for ways to upgrade and improve your home.

Since your home is your safe place, you might as well do your best to make sure you’re enjoying all the time you’re spending there, right? As we are staying home now more than ever, we decided to make this month’s Worth the Money series all about the home.

Keep scrolling to see what home goods the CINC team has deemed worth the money!

Coffee and Tea Upgrades

Is there anything better than enjoying an espresso or latte in the comfort of your own home with comfy loungewear?

If you’re a coffee aficionado like our Editorial Director Jane is, it may be time to invest in an espresso machine. It’s pricey, but she says it’s worth the investment. If you want some espresso in your life, but aren’t trying to break the bank, this Bialetti Stovetop Espresso Maker is also a great option for the stove.

Breville Barista Pro Espresso Machine, Black Truffle

Great for single or doppio espressos and lattes for the morning or post dinner.

Le Creuset Fleur French Press

For regular coffee, there isn’t a better way to keep your coffee fresh and hot like a french press. It goes well with your kitchen (trust us, we know) and you can use your leftover coffee grounds to fertilize your garden or compost.

Staub Perfect Pan

Food tastes SO much better when you cook it slowly in a cast iron. You can make stir frys, frittattas, and almost anything else with this pan. Plus, it’s guaranteed to last you a lifetime.

Signature Home Scent Upgrade

For your guests (and yourself), you want to make sure that your home is as clean as possible and that it has a nice, inviting smell. The right smell puts you at ease and in a calmer mood. We’re also into making sure our bathroom smells nice and looks polished.

Something about lighting a candle instantly calms you down, makes any room smell great, and puts you at ease.

Having a diffuser at home to disperse airflow throughout a certain area in your home is not essential, but it sure does make your space warmer and more aromatic. We like adding essential oils like lavender or eucalyptus in ours to create an overall spa-like, zen feeling.

Home Scents

  • Vitruvi Porcelain Essential Oil Diffuser
  • Byredo Bibliothéque Room Spray
  • Diptyque 34 Boulevard Saint Germain Scented Candle
  • Diptyque Orange Blossom Room Spray
  • Le Labo Palo Santo Candle

Bedroom Upgrade

Linen Bed Cover

You spend over a third of your life sleeping, so you better make sure your bedroom is THE coziest, most sacred space. The average lifespan of your bed mattress is 7-10 years so if you’re way over that, it’s time to toss it! If you’re still using the same bedding you had in college, now’s the time to consider upgrading those as well.

Parachute Linen Bed Cover

For an extra layer of comfort on your bed, this linen throw is perfect all year around and adds a nice touch.

H&M Faux Fur Slippers

Whether you have hardwood floors or not, cozy slippers are guranteed to make your at-home living situation THAT much better.
The Shower Heros. You’ll be surprised at how much more you’ll look forward to your usual bath ritual with a nice set of towels and high quality, hardworking products.

Bathroom MVPs

Air Quality Upgrade

Dyson Air Purifier

If you live in a major city where there are a lot of pollutants, having an air purifer changes everything. This one by Dyson purifies the air to remove 99.97% of allergens, pollutants and gases.

If you’re not in a position to add anything new to your home, moving things around and feng shui-ing also helps your space feel cozy and brand new.

What was your first home “upgrade” purchase? Let us know on our Instagram page here or comment below! Until next time!