Thank you to guest blogger, Suzie Wilson, for sharing her tips on how to spruce up your home with DIY improvements!
There’s little question that the COVID-19 pandemic has been inconvenient at the very least and downright tragic at most. But despite it all, it has also offered a lot of people some opportunities to do the things that they’ve never had the chance to do before. At the top of this list are home improvements that have taken the back burner in the past.
When it comes to smaller stuff, it pays to handle these tasks yourself. After all, few diversions are as rewarding as DIY home improvement projects, and your home will look all the better for it.
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There’s no dearth of easy projects that are well within your capacity to DIY right now.
But keep in mind that you’ll want to focus on projects that can add value to your home in order to make your efforts worthwhile. For instance, perhaps you have a spare room that you’ve always wanted to turn into something more functional, like a home office. This couldn’t be more timely, especially if you’re one of the many who’s had to take their work home because of the pandemic. A simple redesign through a few coats of paint, a new desk, chair, storage, lighting and even plants can make a significant difference.
Improving your landscaping is also a great option. This can be as simple as trimming your trees and shrubbery or changing up the plants you have in your yard, but it will increase your home’s curb appeal by leaps and bounds. As a bonus, gardening is also widely recognized to be a positive and family-inclusive activity during a crisis. Another idea is to revamp your outdoor porch with a new paint job.
Revamp Your Walls
Is the paint on your walls fading or chipping? It may be time to take on a painting project. Another idea is to decorate your walls with elegant peel-and-stick wallpaper. Removable wallpaper is a terrific option, and it’s easy to apply. You can shop designs from artists around the world, and some companies will even let you upload your own designs which they’ll then print for you.
The Bathroom Is Fair Game
If you had something more substantial in mind, redecorating your bathroom might be exactly what you and your home need. There’s so much possibility for this room alone! This runs the gamut from fixing cracks and cabinet doors to updating bathroom lighting and tiling. Most of the work is fairly DIY-friendly and affordable, too. However, it’s still best to leave stuff like plumbing work for the pros.
Elevate Home Safety
Finally, your home’s safety is of utmost importance at any given time as it also translates to your and your family’s safety. No doubt, you’re taking measures to keep the virus out of your home, but don’t forget that there are other dangers still at large, as well, even at this difficult time.
For this reason, this might be a great time to see if your security system is due for an upgrade. The best part is, yes, you can DIY home security. While you’re at it, explore security systems that easily integrate into your gadgets and smart home tech, as these will take you another step forward into turning your home into a smart one. As a rule, take care in securing entry points, as well as taking stock of your outdoor space to ensure that your landscaping and or other yard fixtures deter burglars.
If you’ve got some DIY projects in mind, now’s the time to take them on. And you get tangible returns out of them to boot!
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