According to a recent survey, 55% of American citizens redecorated their houses in 2020 and 71% are thinking of joining the home renovation club. It comes no longer as a surprise that people are into home renovations since most of us are staying at home most of the time anyway. And you know what? You don’t have to be left out by this current trend just because you’re way too busy juggling an online job and taking care of your kids.
An experienced personal injury lawyer may come in handy if the renovation contract turns out unsafe for you or your kids, but you can try to avoid it as much as possible. There are simple home renovation techniques that you can do in your limited free time and you won’t need to hire a construction crew.
There Is No Place Like Home
M.K. Soni once said, “A house is made of brick and mortar, but home is made by the people who live there.” It’s an interesting quote which you can read metaphorically or literally. If you do the latter, it’s like he is saying you can turn your house into a home on your own. And why not? After all, it would be best if you had complete control of revamping your home without spending too much money and time on it.
Pay attention to the unsightly corners of your house.
Having necessary appliances like a TV, oven, washing machine, and more means that there are cords all over the corners of your house. They don’t have to lie around and be an eyesore; you can hide them by putting them behind furniture or wall art. You can be creative with how you can hide them.
You may also have things lying around your bedroom that you may no longer have a use for. Consider hiding them in your closet, or you can always make Marie Kondo happier by getting rid of them and living a minimalist lifestyle.
Start a small indoor or backyard garden.
55% of Americans started gardening in 2020 as a way of coping during these uncertain times. Besides being a coping mechanism, it can be a good and cheap way to decorate your house. It is also satisfying watching a tiny plant sprout from a seedling you planted. Even though gardening may require knowledge and a little budget to buy some soil and fertilizers, you can start with some low-maintenance plants that could also double as a decoration. You can even reuse some of your plastic containers as pots.
You’re already raising a child, so bringing another living thing in your backyard and some corners of your house shouldn’t be a problem. It might even awaken the gardener and plant mom in you.
Make use of your porch, patio, and balcony.
Although you wouldn’t normally spend so much time in these corners of your house, it would still be nice if you do not neglect them. After all, it’s relaxing to sit outside and do some people-watching while lying on a comfortable chair.
You can also put out some tables and chairs so that you can pretend you’re hanging out and dining al fresco. Installing a hammock and some shelves would also add more character to these corners of your house.
Spice up your wall.
There is a long list of things you can do to decorate your wall. You can choose from framed photos, wall art, tapestries, string lights, or more plants. And if you want to get more creative, you can paint your wall a different color or do a mural.
Don’t forget your kitchen.
Since cooking and baking are turning into everyone’s new favorite hobby because of spending a lot of time at home, you should also consider making your kitchen as fun as possible. You can recycle your empty jars and put your spices, pasta, and other ingredients in there, so they would add appeal to the aesthetics of your kitchen.
Redecorate your bathroom too.
Although you would rarely spend too much time in your bathroom, it wouldn’t hurt if you redecorate it. You can organize your shampoos by transferring them in nicer bottles. Add some scented candles and some more plants so you can have a calming candlelit bath time after a long and tiring day.
Yes, we couldn’t agree more that your home is not just a place you live in; it’s also a feeling. And by turning your home into a better version of itself, you can make the experience even more comfortable and enjoyable.