Making the Most of Lockdown: Home Improvement Ideas

Home improvement doesn’t have to be a costly project so whether it’s some clever decorating or just a big clean up, there’s plenty of things you can be doing that doesn’t include being slumped on the couch watching TV. Being in lockdown gives you much more time to give your home the revamp it deserves so here are 5 ideas to make you love your home during lockdown.

 

Garden TLC

The sun finally making its appearance for the year, so you’ll want to have a comfortable outdoor space to relax in when trying to stay clear of the busy parks. whether it’s a balcony, patio of a big traditional garden you should start with giving it a big clear out to make space for some new features. Some new plants, an outdoor rug and some affordable outdoor furniture are the easiest ways to give the space a fresh look, and you’ll find yourself wanting to sit outside and embrace the sun in the comfort your own home.

 

Take Back Control of Your Kitchen Cupboards

Most homeowners won’t deny that their pantry and cupboards often become cluttered with items that will never be used, whether its old appliances or the tin of soup you’ll never eat. Completely emptying, cleaning and organising what needs to go back it is a very productive use of time and you’ll likely find you have an ample amount of space left.

A rule in your kitchen (and most of the home) should be: if you haven’t used it in a year, it’s time to get rid of it!

 

Good Old Fashioned DIY

You always know there’s always something in the house to do that you’ve been putting off. So, start painting the doors, bleeding the radiators and fixing the curtain rail. If there’s something that you’re not too sure on fixing, it’s always worth a Google, as you’ll find most house chores have some form of ‘hack’ to make them much easier.

If you’re lucky enough to have the to-do list completed why not try accessorizing the home with some homemade decor, you might find with all this clutter control you’re doing that you have some spare parts to get creative with!

 

Paint!

Always a timely chore, but with ample amounts of it, it’s the perfect time to get cracking. A splash of paint in a room is a guarantee for an instant transformation, check out the latest home decor trends and if you’re planning on any new designer furniture purchases in the future, this can be your starting point for a new living space.

 

Create a Home Working Space

Sitting on the sofa can only get you so far when working from home. As the TV will likely be on in the background and you won’t have good lumbar support, creating an office space is an essential to concentrating at home. A desk, ample light and a few

plants in close proximity are ideas to help boost your concentration and keep you comfortable for a long day.

 

If a desk isn’t feasible due to space, then using the dining table with an office chair is also helpful to give you the office feel. Keeping away from the couch is key to finding the space between your home life and workday, don’t live on the couch!