Millions of Americans are spending more time at home as a result of the coronavirus. Of course, there’s still work, zoom meetings, and virtual classes like an online school counseling program, nursing course and kids classes to take care of. However, home improvement projects are a great way to pass the time in between all of the everyday, mundane activities.
In fact, projects at home can be done whenever you want. They are almost always rewarding. The awesome thing is that they don’t have to be difficult. You don’t have to knock down walls to change and update your living space. Here are some easy improvements everyone can try to make.
1. A Pop of Color
One of the easiest ways to spruce up your house is by giving it a pop of color. You don’t have to paint the entire interior or exterior of your home to do this.
Instead, you could paint an accent wall in your living room. Basically, you change the color of one wall to add excitement and depth to your area.
You could also slap a coat of paint on your front door. Be sure to add a color that compliments the rest of the house. For instance, you don’t want to paint it a coral color if the rest of your house is forest green.
Finally, you could paint the trim outside. If your home is gray, think about doing the trim in white to make it stand out.
2. Spruce Up Your Garden
Another easy home improvement project is adding some curb appeal to your front yard. Before you start ripping up your gardens, make sure you have plants that will grow well in your region and in that spot. Gardening is pretty simple, but there are still things you have to be aware of if you want your yard to be the best on the block.
You don’t want to plant a lilac bush in Florida, because the heat would kill it. The same result would occur if you put a flower that needs full sun under an oak tree.
Also, if you’re the kind of person (totally guilty) who forgets to water their garden, look for drought-resistant plants. If you’re not sure what you should plant, take photos of the area and bring them to the nursery with you.
3. Tackle Those Cabinets
Are you sick of the way your kitchen or bathroom cabinets look? No problem, you don’t have to buy all new ones. Instead, you can refurbish them.
If you have nice cabinets made of good quality wood, you can sand them down and stain them. It’s pretty simple to do and, in fact, YouTube has a ton of DIY videos that’ll show you how to do it.
Your other option is to just paint them a different color. Don’t get too crazy if you plan to sell your house soon.
4. Increase Storage
Are you constantly trying to find a place to store items? Being short on storage space is a common problem among homeowners, especially as kids grow and they begin to take over every surface in the house. The solution is to create your own.
You could add shelving to the bedrooms and then buy some baskets to set on the shelves. Remodeling the closets and maximizing the space in them is another good idea. You can also create your own built-in storage in your family room.
What are you waiting for? Start those projects. Remember, you don’t have to start ripping down walls to change your space. It might take something as simple as a coat of paint and some flowers to transform your home. Not only will you be left feeling satisfied, but you’ll have some fun in the process.