Reinvigorate Your Home Post-Pandemic With These Simple Tips
Guest Blogger - Megan Cooper
The pandemic has created lots of changes for many of us, but one thing that has stayed constant is the look of our homes. Staying distanced from gatherings and spending more time within the same four walls has made many people take a second look at their decor, furnishings, and overall environment, and there are almost always changes that can be made.
Whether you want to refresh your living room or do some major improvements, there are a few considerations to think about. If you’re unsure of where to start, here are a few ideas on how to breathe new life into your home as we slowly move out of the pandemic.
Do Some Research
If you don’t have a clear idea on which changes you want to make, it’s important to do a little research and find out which improvements or renovations are best for your needs. Big changes--such as updating a bathroom or remodeling a kitchen--can be costly, but are worth it in the long run, especially if you’re thinking of selling in the near future. You can also consider smaller projects such as repainting, adding curb appeal, and replacing doors or windows.
Other changes, such as adding a sunroom, are considered more personal and may not add dollar value to your home--though they could still be just what you need. If you don’t have a level enough space for the addition, you could rent a backhoe or hire a pro to take care of it for you. Just search sites like Angi for “grading services near me” to spruce up your yard and create an outdoor living area you’ll be happy to return to again and again.
No matter which changes you choose to make, be sure to take before and after photos and hold onto receipts for any home-related purchases.
Add Light and Greenery
Sometimes, small changes can have a big impact. If you’re not ready to do major improvements, start small by changing out your curtains to allow more light to come in or adding plants for a dash of healthy greenery. House plants have many benefits, from boosting the air quality to boosting your mood, and they’re an inexpensive way to give any space a new look.
Move Things Around
Sometimes it takes a practiced eye to see the possibilities of a room, so step back and look at the area you want to change. Surface changes like new bedding can refresh a space, but you can also move things around to break up a room or pull it together more cohesively. Think outside the box; you don’t have to keep a particular piece of furniture in one room if it would work better in another. Create different seating areas by blocking them off with the furniture arrangement, or add mirrors to give the illusion that a space is bigger than it is. Changing your living space doesn’t have to be costly if you can find ways to use what you already have.
Refreshing your home is a great way to feel more energized and in a better place mentally, especially if you’re able to declutter and clean at the same time. Look for ideas on the best improvements before you get started with a project and determine whether it’s right for both your current and future needs.
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