Stuck in quarantine? Don’t let those precious hours tick by without achieving a major accomplishment. This might be the perfect time for those renovations that keep getting put off because of busy schedules the year before. Making a change might just be what you need while at home. Here are four renovations you might want to consider.
Prep the Kitchen
With trips outdoors severely limited by the quarantine, more and more people are re-discovering the joys of their kitchens. Kitchen renovations are perfect for when you want to increase the value of your home and increase the functionality of the area. Here are some of the projects you might want to consider:
-Apply a fresh coat of paint for the walls and cabinets
-Change the hardware on kitchen cabinets, such as drawer pulls, latches, etc.
-If the budget suits, have the cabinets refaced.
-Replace the counter top with new material such as stone or tile.
-Install under-cabinet lights.
-Install or replace the backsplash.
-Upgrade the kitchen counter faucets.
-Upgrade an older appliance.
Give your bathroom a new look
On average, people spend about an hour and 45 minutes of their time in the bathroom daily. Bathroom renovations typically help improve the look and function of the area and they are well worth the effort if you want a home improvement effort that increases the value of your home. Some bathroom renovations require plenty of work but there are a few that you can do on your own. Here are bathroom upgrades to consider:
-Change the lighting and fixtures.
-Upgrade the toilet and tank; consider adding a bidet if using one is an option.
-Replace smooth floor bathroom tiles with textured ones to prevent slips.
-Fix or replace old drain pipes.
-Love a bath? Install a bathtub if there is enough space.
-Add a window for more light and ventilation.
-Add recessed storage to make room for more toiletries.
-Replace wall tiles to add color, texture, and interest.
-Use a small area for a new powder room.
Give your bedroom a new look
If the last renovations your bedroom had were a few years ago, now is the time to give it a makeover. The bedroom is a place of rest and relaxation. If you have been having issues sleeping and relaxing lately, consider giving your bedroom a new look. Here are a few renovations to consider:
-Designate and decorate a small, cozy area for reading.
-Replace the main lighting fixture with a statement piece such as a small chandelier.
-Install floor lighting for effects.
-Install an accent headboard.
-Add paint textures to the walls or ceiling, or use stick-on wallpaper.
-Add new flooring using materials such as vinyl plank or ceramic tile. If this proves too time-consuming and costly, consider adding an area rug.
Liven up the living room
Granted, your living room may not be the most used space in your home right now since friends are not likely to come over, but it still needs some freshening up. Besides, once the renovations are done, the living room would be up and ready for the influx of visitors to your home after the quarantine. Here are a few fixes to do:
-Let the light in. Replace old windows or freshen up the panes with paint.
-Add some accent lighting, particularly in the middle of the area or in several corner spots.
-Allow natural light with better windows or change your window treatments.
-Refresh the front door or replace it with a new door and fixtures.
-Build or add extra storage space.