Since we all tend to have plenty more time at home these days, we may as well put that available time to good use. So, have you been thinking about remodelling, renovating or giving your home a cosmetic makeover recently? You may want to give it an early kick-start by getting to grips with the planning phase.
Don’t worry too much about getting the actual work done, there’s plenty of time for that later on, for now, concentrate on some of these aspects instead.
Where to begin!
Most would agree that our homes are forever an unfinished project. As trends change over the years, so does taste and something that you did years ago, and absolutely loved at the time, may not be so favourable now. So, to start off with, take a look around your home, and use your downtime to begin planning for future projects.
Circumstances have changed for many people too. You may never have had to worry about working from home and having suitable space to do it in. Still, all of sudden you might have been forced to deal with a make-shift office area, so why not start to think of ways to turn that into a permanent fixture?
Does your furniture and layout work for your whole family since there are more of you at home now? These last few days may have brought to light some problematic areas which could do with some slight improvements. We only tend to figure these things out when our homes are fully occupied 24/7.
What about lighting and natural daylight, maybe there are areas which could do with some improvements to help make the room appear brighter and fresher as this tends to boost morale and motivation.
Storage is another concern for many, or lack of it should we say. Are there any ways to improve storage? Perhaps building some extra shelving to make good use of all the available space.
Putting your downtime to good use
This is the ideal time to start making plans for the future. People are already doing DIY jobs and home decor improvements to fill their time at home. But for anything much more extensive, you may want to start getting your plans in order for when everything goes back to normal and offer yourselves a head start on the renovation. Don’t worry too much about going OTT with design ideas, these can all be readjusted once you manage to get working with designers and builders later on.
When coming up with new design ideas, try to think about investment opportunities and how you can get the best out of the money you spend.
You may even wish to declutter and offer yourself a head start before work commences. And remember, proper planning might avoid future problems. You should also start seeking some suitable storage facilities to future store your home contents so that when the actual renovation begins, they are out of harm’s way, allowing more space to get the work done.