Updated November 30, 2021
With more time at home due to stay-at-home orders issued during the spread of COVID-19, people across the country are tackling home improvement projects.
Many of us are itching to freshen up our space after spending so much time inside, and now may be a great time to do so.
Whether big or small, there are a number of projects you can tackle to make your home a more enjoyable place to be “sheltered in place” or at least give it a fresh look and feel.
Dozens of people have started projects they’ve been putting off, ranging from gardening to floor replacement, painting, installing home theaters, and more.
Tidy up the outside of your home.
Across the country, weather is starting to warm up, which means it’s an ideal time to take on a number of outdoor house or yard-related projects.
Improving your landscaping is a great way to boost your curb appeal and increase your home’s value, and many nurseries are currently offering delivery services.
Rake up any remaining leaves or other yard debris, fertilize and seed as necessary, and prep any plants or flower beds for the new season.
It can also be a good time to give your home a much-needed bath. During a warm day, power wash your home, garage, fence, deck, or patio to get them shining like new again.
Update your kitchen and bathroom.
When it comes to kitchen and bathroom projects, a little goes a long way.
Adding a pop of color is one of the top kitchen trends in 2020, and it’s easy to do so with a fresh coat of paint on your walls or cabinets.
Painting is a low-cost way to make your kitchen feel brand new. Updating your cabinet hardware or faucets is another great option at minimal cost to you.
If you’re looking for a more involved kitchen remodel, wait until it’s safe to hire a professional to help you get the job done right.
Refresh your living spaces.
Add an accent wall or a fresh coat of paint to any room that feels tired and in need of an upgrade.
Replace lighting fixtures that are outdated to refresh the space even more.
Add trim to your ceilings and windows for a more finished look.
Simply rearranging your existing furniture and decor can completely change the space, too.
Some garden and construction projects also bring with them the risk of injury, so we advise skipping those more challenging projects during the pandemic.