I think that it goes without saying that our lives have been changed forever due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It is something that none of us have ever been through, and there are many things about the future that we do not know: When will this pandemic end? When can we go see our aging parents? When can we go back to church? When will public gatherings (sporting events, concerts, etc.) once again be allowed? When can we dine in at our favorite local restaurant? What will happen with the economy? Are handshakes & hugs a thing of the past? Will we continue to be as methodical when it comes to hand washing? And there are less serious questions as well, such as: Will I ever be able to scratch my face again? Will the grocery stores ever have toilet paper again? These are just a few of the many questions that we have that none of us know with absolute certainty. We are truly in unchartered waters.
One thing that we do know is that almost all of us have spent more time at home over the past month or two than we ever have before. People are asking—Is my home the way that I want it? Is this where I want to spend my time if this ever happens again? It has led many of us to think of ways that we can improve our home. I have had several people even mention to me that they plan on cutting down on their leisure travel and instead will spend that money to make home improvements. Although the possibilities are endless, following are a few home improvements to consider:
Interior Home Improvements
- TV/media upgrade
- furniture upgrade
- kitchen remodel
- bathroom remodel
- reinventing a room—such as turning a spare bedroom into a home office, media room, craft room, etc.
- converting attics to craft rooms/gamerooms/etc.
- energy efficient windows or insulation
Exterior Home Improvements
- wood deck or concrete sitting/dining area
- outdoor kitchen/grill area
- sport court
- putting green
- pool or hot tub
- play structure
- TV/media area
Whether or not you decide to make any home improvements as a result of this pandemic, quite a few have decided to do just that. With access to all of the information that is out there via websites such as Pinterest, Houzz, etc., it doesn’t take long to see all of the possibilities. It can literally transform your entire outlook on your home.