Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, your home has been your sanctuary – but what if the atmosphere inside your home feels a little stale after the past year and a half? It’s time to get creative and refresh your home! With top-notch engineered stone materials from Lucciare, you can make your kitchen and bathrooms feel luxurious. If you’re ready to revive your home environment, these tips will spark some inspiration.
Consider Your Home’s Appraisal Value
Before you start any design projects, it’s important to consider which improvements would help boost your home’s appraisal value. If you’re thinking about putting your home on the market soon, you’ll want to research features that buyers in your area are interested in. Check out photos of homes for sale in your area to get a feel for the demands of local buyers. And prior to making any changes, you can take “before” photos and organize receipts – in the future, you can compare them with “after” photos to illustrate the changes.
Clean Your Furniture
After spending most of your time at home for months on end, your furniture might be getting a bit dirty. Maybe you’ve been trying to get stains out with little to no success, despite using strong cleaning products. If so, it’s time to hire an upholstery cleaning service. Check out reviews for a few different companies from Angi before setting up interviews to get price quotes and explain your needs. Next, eliminate any companies that use all-in-one cleaning tools, and ask for referrals from satisfied customers before making a final decision.
Create Wellness Spaces
Perhaps you gave up your gym membership because of the pandemic, and you plan to keep working out at home for the foreseeable future to stay safe. You could outfit a particular room as a home gym or create a cozy yoga corner! After all, staying healthy and strengthening your immune system has never been more important. If you want to set up a home gym, you could invest in a set of dumbbells and a multi-purpose exercise machine. To establish a yoga corner, My Fitness Pal recommends getting a yoga mat, props like blocks, straps, and bolsters, and an essential oil diffuser.
Take on DIY Projects
There are plenty of home improvement projects you can take on without hiring a contractor! For example, if you’d like to give your home a new color scheme, you could give a few rooms a fresh paint job. And if you want to bring some new decor into your home, you can create gallery walls with paintings, photographs, and other artwork. Finally, this is a great time to put together an outdoor dining nook or cozy firepit area – you’ll just need to purchase furniture and outdoor lighting!
Hire the Right Contractors
What if the project you’re planning is more involved? For instance, if you need to repair your roof or fix your electrical system, you’ll need to hire a roofer or electrician rather than attempting to fix the issue yourself. Popular Mechanics recommends double-checking that any contractors you’re interested in are licensed and insured. If you’re not sure where to start searching for contractors, ask your family and friends for local suggestions! You can check out their portfolios to see their previous work.
Redesigning your home can be a lot of fun! If you know that you’ll still be spending lots of time at home in the future because of the pandemic, this is the perfect opportunity to start redecorating. With these tips, you’ll be ready to refresh your home and pour your creative energy into home improvement projects.
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