The pandemic has caused many industries to suffer tremendous financial losses, except for some like the home renovation businesses, which saw a sudden increase. As per some reports and studies, 57% of homeowners in the U.S. took up home renovation and repair as a hobby or a passion project they’ve finally had more time to do.
Additionally, 71% of homeowners have also planned to continue this trend and keep on renovating and repairing their houses until the future. Now, this trend might not be for everyone, especially if you’re not very handy. But you don’t have to do this project all by yourself when you can seek the help of professional construction workers and heavy equipment repair. But which parts of your house should you renovate and repair first?
Effective Home Renovation And Repair Tips
Not everybody has too many idle moments during the lockdowns that would happen now and then, as many still need to work online and do some side hustles. But the time you could be saving from commuting can be the time you devote to some much-needed home repairs and renovations. Here are some renovation ideas you can consider that may be easy enough for you to do alone, or you can ask a little help from professionals:
Revamping the bathroom
You can convert the bathrooms in your house into an oasis where you can spend some time reading in the bath with some scented candles and relaxing music on. It wouldn’t really take much to do this as you would only need to clean some corners and add some decorations. Plants would be your best bet as they would add to the calming ambiance you could get when bathing. You could also go a bit extra by changing the wallpapers or the tiles and adding a rug on the floor.
Redesigning the kitchen and dining room
Cooking and baking were also some popular activities during the first year of the pandemic and the lockdowns that ensued. It’s very common during this time to see people experimenting with some new recipes and trying vegan food, and baking banana bread for the first time.
It’s a therapeutic process to make your food, and what would make it a better experience is if you redesign your kitchen into a haven where you would feel like you’re in a cooking show. You can consider purchasing some glass jars to put your spices in and even add some ceramic tiles on the walls to complete the aesthetic. As for your dining area, an easy fix is to put your best-looking tablecloth with some flowers in vases on top.
Creating a work-from-home corner
Zoom calls became one of the zeitgeists of the pandemic era as most businesses and classes had to shift to remote work and online courses. Because of this trend, many people’s messy bedroom and living room became their backgrounds during Zoom calls, but it doesn’t have to be that way for you.
You can create a work-from-home corner in your bedroom or living room where your background will reflect your personality while still keeping it professional-looking. You could have a bookcase, tapestry, wall art, and even a wall garden as your background. Every time you have a meeting, you can even move to change your background and spice up your Zoom calls.
Gardening for your indoor and outdoor spaces
Of course, most people know how gardening became another popular trend that came out of the pandemic. Demands for gardening supplies and services were suddenly on the rise that seeing green spaces on your neighbors’ lawn and backyard became normalized. Why shouldn’t it? Plants make everything better in many ways.
Plants can be perfect decorations for every corner of your house, like tables, bookcases, patio, porch, balconies, etc. You can also make your green thumbs greener by growing bigger trees, herbs, fruits, and vegetables. Not only will plants be suitable for your house’s overall aesthetic, but they will give you some health benefits like lessening your risk of being sick with diabetes, heart diseases, and cancer. Gardening is also good for the environment, so get your gardening shovels and gloves and start digging some soil.
When the pandemic is finally over a few years from now, it looks like everyone will be excited and ready to host lunch and dinner parties in their houses again to show off their new homes. Prepare yourselves as your friends and family might barrage with invitations to show off their hard work.