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6 Home Updates to Tackle While Staying at Home
We have recently been spending a lot more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be feeling rather stir crazy. And maybe you’re noticing that things need sprucing up. So, check out these six low cost (or free) projects that take basic tools, online buys and maybe a quick run to the hardware store.
1. CLEAN AND ORGANIZE
We all have places in our homes where random stuff just goes until we have time to deal with it. Well, now is the time to dig in, declutter and get organized. You just might discover a great new space for a dedicated home office or a quiet spot for your yoga mat.
2. DRESS THE WINDOWS
Whether you add a layer of texture or a pop of color, window treatments can easily update any room. Hang curtains close to the ceiling to make a room feel taller. Swap builder-grade blinds for bamboo or Roman shades. Go sheer for privacy while allowing light in. The options are endless.
3. IMPROVE YOUR FLOW
Achieve a more open floorplan without demo day. Relocate, remove or paint oversized furniture. A warm white helps them “disappear” and creates the illusion of more space. You can also play around with furniture placement and place mirrors across from windows to bring in more light.
4. UPDATE HARDWARE
Accessories can truly transform a home. Black matte knobs to brushed nickel pull, there are countless options to update your kitchen or bath. Experiment by switching the finishes between upper and lower cabinets. Add modern knobs in a country kitchen. See what feels right for you.
5. REFRESH LIGHTING
Lighting makes a home open and inviting. Add a floor lamp to a gloomy corner for instant visual square footage. Shop for table lamps and shades online—there are thousands to choose from. And swap out ceiling fixtures with tools you likely have and great how-to videos available online.
6. SPRUCE UP OUTSIDE
Need a break from being inside? Head outside to power-wash your home’s siding and clean the windows. Update your deck or fence by sanding and applying new paint or stain. Give your front door a makeover with fresh paint and hardware. Don’t forget to clean and organize your garage.
Did You Know? For home projects that end up requiring tools, paint or other materials, both Home Depot and Lowes allow you to shop online and pick up in-store for minimal exposure. They also offer free shipping on orders over $45.
As we work together through this trying time, please know that I am still here to help you with your real estate needs. If have any friends or family who are interested in purchasing now or in the future, I would love to speak with them. Contact me at 303.887.0588 or email email@example.com.