Are you working from home due to the coronavirus? You’re not alone! The government has said that people should stay at home, if possible. And we understand you can’t just sit and work all the time! It’s good to get up and move around, trying different activities to keep your mind and body fit as you stay home.
So, rather than being stuck in front of your computer or TV for hours on end, have you considered trying to use this time to do some DIY home improvements? We’re not crazy! This is a great time to get some work done on your home. This will keep you from becoming bored, thinking only about the current difficulties, etc.
Benefits of Home Improvement Projects
Home improvement projects come with many benefits, besides being a great way to spend time at home during the coronavirus pandemic. In fact, some home improvements can add some needed space onto your home. A home addition or expansion could add on much-needed office space, hobby room, a rec room and more. And it doesn’t have to be a traditional home extension. You could even consider adding on a sunroom or a screened-in porch.
A DIY renovation project can also improve your home’s functionality. For instance, you could renovate a bathroom or even the kitchen by giving them a more modern, stylish look. Not only do such improvements make the rooms more functional, but the improvements also add on to your home’s value.
Some home improvements can also improve your home’s energy efficiency. Energy prices are notorious for changing prices, increasing during times of harsh weather, etc. By making your home more energy-efficient, you’ll save money and save the planet at the same time.
These are only some of the benefits you can enjoy with a home improvement project. One more we’d like to add is that when the project’s finished, you can sit back and enjoy the good work you’ve done!
DIY Home Improvement Projects During the Coronavirus
If you’re not sure where to start or what to do, we’ve come up with a list of some project ideas that may spark some inspiration!
1). Laying a New Laminate Floor
If your home’s been around for some time, your flooring may be getting a bit shabby in some places. Usually this happens in areas and rooms where there’s a lot of movement and/or high traffic. These include kitchens, bathrooms, hallways, and possibly bedrooms. If you have carpeting, perhaps it’s time to consider laminate flooring.
You’ll find that laminate flooring is durable and perfect for those high-traffic rooms and areas. It’s usually also very affordable, but beautiful. And it comes in various styles and patterns. You can find almost anything you’d like. To top it off, laminate flooring is also easy to install. One last perk, you can more than likely buy it online and have it delivered to your home, even during the coronavirus.
2). Home Decorating
Does your house need other work done? Have you considered your home’s paint? Is there more than one room that could use some sprucing up with paint?
Painting is a great way to make your home look brighter, cleaner and more modern. It’s also an activity that almost everyone in your family can do, too! What fun to have a family paint day—doing something together while you’re all stuck at home?
3). Making a Home Office
If you’re working from home for the first time, you may have a difficult time. There are many distractions at home, including the family, pets, and more. Having a dedicated office in your home is a great way to be more productive and focused, too!
Do you have any unused rooms that would make a great office? Or is there a storage space that could be converted into a home office? Another idea would be to build a garden room, as these are highly popular and add value to your property, too.
When you’re looking for the best place for your home office, be sure it has enough natural light. It’s also important to have a dedicated space, such as a table or a desk, where you can get your work done. And don’t forget to check the room’s WiFi signal. This should be strong, so you’ll have a fast connection to cloud services and more.
4). Does the Loft Need Insulating?
This is one of those projects that can improve your home’s energy efficiency and help you save money on energy costs. Insulating a loft area is also a project you can do by yourself.
Again, you can order the insulation online and have it delivered. Then you can get to work on making your home snugger and cosy during all types of drastic weather. You’ll stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, just by adding insulation to the loft.
5). Planning Future DIY Home Improvement Projects
Now’s also a great time to consider other home improvement projects that you can do in the future. For instance, you can consider adding on to your existing home. What a fun project to bring up with your family!
Another popular home improvement project is changing the garage into a game room or even another living room for the kids.
What about your home’s bathrooms? Sometimes these are the last rooms considered for renovation, but they add value to your home when they’re up to date. You can give the bathroom a modern update, or a classic look. And adding a skylight may bring in some much-needed light for a small, dark bathroom.
Or perhaps your kitchen could use a makeover. Kitchen remodels not only make the room more attractive and functional, but they also add to your home’s “curb appeal.” If the cost is too much right now, you might just consider sanding and painting the cabinets. This is an easy, cost-effective way to give your kitchen and update.
These are all projects that not only make your home more attractive but also improve its value, too. And now’s a great time to take advantage of being at home. You’ll have a break from sitting and working all the time, and may even be able to have fun getting the whole family involved!