If you are like most people, you probably have been postponing home makeover projects due to lack of time. Now that you are working from home, this is no longer an excuse. Besides, spending a lot of time at home has probably highlighted places that can do with a makeover.
If you have the budget to undertake complex projects such as home additions, now you have the time to supervise and stay on top of the project. Otherwise, simple tasks such as repainting, changing window treatments, working on your backyard and adding storage cabinets can go a long way in giving your home a makeover.
If you have run out of ideas on transforming your home, here are a few ideas for your inspiration.
1. Home Additions
Home additions projects are usually complex, needing a lot of your attention. However, adding square footage in your home is a good way to create the much-needed living space especially when your family has outgrown your home. Furthermore, if you are suddenly working from home, home additions can allow you to create a home office for your work.
If you are feeling crumpled in your small kitchen, now is the time to knock off a wall to create a modern and spacious kitchen. You can also clean out the attic and turn it into an extra bedroom or office.
The presence of clutter can make a home feel crumpled and disorganized. Getting rid of items that you no longer use is one way of freeing up space in your home. Declutter from one room to the other, while putting the remaining things in a clean and organized manner. Check out your wardrobes, cabinets and drawers for items that you can throw out. If they are in a good condition, you can consider reselling or donating to the needy.
3. Repaint Walls
The chipped out paint on the walls could be doing your home an injustice when it comes to having a cozy and modern home. Take your time at home to add a new coat of paint to refresh your home. If you have been craving for a change, consider painting the walls a different colour from the current one. Accent walls are a thing nowadays, you can use this painting concept to give your home a modern feel.
4. Improve your Backyard
Your backyard is probably the area that you spend most of your time when you are not glued to your laptop. Make the most of your time thereby transforming your backyard into a space that you and your family can enjoy spending time in. Hire a landscapist to design the area for you. If the budget doesn’t allow, you can do simple DIYs such as adding plants or a flower garden, mowing the lawn and removing items that have been lying out there unused for a long time.
5. Add some Plants
Plants have a way of lifting our spirits. This could be because they breathe in the carbon dioxide that we breathe out and breathe out oxygen that we need, thus purifying the air. In addition, adding plants with decorative pots is an affordable way to improve your home aesthetics. Besides, now that you are working from home, plants can be a source of inspiration and motivation booster for increased productivity.
6. Let in the Light
It is important to have enough light when working for the health of your eyes. In addition, working in dimmed rooms can be a great undoing for your creativity and performance. Increase the amount of natural light that gets to your home by increasing the size of your windows. You can also utilize mirrors to reflect light from the windows to the rest of your home. For the nighttime, consider adding a few more lights especially in your home office to ensure you are working in a well-lit area.
7. Change Window Treatments
Window treatments are often undermined when it comes to home makeovers. They may seem simple, but they make a huge impact on any room. Choose a bold colour for your curtains to make a bold statement. However, if you want to stay minimal, you can choose a neutral colour and still achieve the much-needed makeover.
There are many home makeover projects that you can undertake when working from home. The beauty of it is that most of your family members are home at this time. You have extra hands to help with your projects and have an enjoyable time bonding with your family – ultimately improving your mental health.