The current COVID-19 pandemic has forced many people to spend more time indoors. Going outside means facing the risk of being infected with COVID and spreading it to others, and many places have even outlawed going outside or to public spaces.
So, that said, how are people spending their time indoors? Well, certain industries have seen a rise in userbases. For example, the gaming industry has experienced a rise in players since the start of quarantine. But one thing many have taken to doing during quarantine is home renovation.
Renovating your house not only brings you one step closer to your dream home but can also give you peace of mind and a feeling of satisfaction. That said, what are some good ways to renovate your home?
1. Spruce Up your Kitchen
You probably spend a lot of your time in the kitchen. After all, with COVID forcing us to spend all our time at home, we have to spend time cooking and preparing our meals instead of going out to eat.
Because of this, giving your kitchen a new look or improving its current look can go a long way in the mood. Add some finishing to your kitchen cabinets. Install a dishwasher if you don’t have one. Keeping your kitchen clean and shiny will make your home look (and feel) a lot better.
2. Upgrade Your Home Security
Many neglect home cybersecurity in favor of physical security—things like locking doors, shutting windows, keeping things locked, and various other ways to keep a home secure. The truth is, however, both physical and cybersecurity are important.
For cybersecurity, there are plenty of ways for hackers to get on your network, but there are also plenty of ways to stop them from getting on your network. A home VPN, for instance, will make sure your devices’ data stay encrypted, your online activity hidden.
Smart locks blend physical security and technology and notify you when someone is at your door or when someone has broken in. You can get a smart lock for cheap, and the peace of mind one brings is indescribable.
3. Change Up your Wallpaper
Looking at the same walls every day gets exhausting, especially bedroom walls. And when it comes to painting, people rarely want to spend the week adding coats of paint to walls. But why not add a new wallpaper?
Wallpapers allow for more complex designs on walls than one can achieve through painting, and removing wallpaper is extremely easy. In other words, wallpapers allow variety in your home décor so you don’t get too bored with your existing décor.
4. Start Landscaping
Nothing says relaxing like spending a quiet day in your yard planting a new tree or starting a new bed of flowers. Yes, landscaping seems like—and can be—a lot of work, but the payoff for maintaining a garden or planting one or two trees will help display your home as one that’s properly tended to.
5. Schedule a “Cleaning Day”
Many homeowners neglect cleaning until the uncleanliness becomes unbearable. To avoid this, schedule a “cleaning day”, a day where you focus on nothing but cleaning your house from head-to-toe.
The more you do this, the less you need to worry about cleaning up for guests or stress about an untidy home.
The term “house renovation” often strikes fear into the hearts of homeowners. House renovation implies, to many, large-scale work that a.) costs a lot of money and b.) takes up time.
But not all house renovation requires large-scale construction work or weeks of time. With a few technological upgrades and a backyard, you can spruce up your house without dedicating tens of hours a week to it!