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The lockdowns this year proved to be quite difficult for people all over the country (and world). And now, we’re looking at the likelihood of another round in many areas. While there’s no getting around the fact that another lockdown would be inconvenient and challenging on many levels, one thing that can make the experience less stressful and more positive is to figure out how to revitalize your home. After all, that’s where you’ll be spending all of your time.
The thing is, you don’t have to fork out a ton of money or spend countless hours to make significant home improvements. From working with an expert realty team like the Aaron Weber Group to finding the right window treatments, here are some practical ways that you can bring some new life to your living environment during these uncertain times.
If you don’t feel like there are any changes you can make that will spruce up your current home or if you’ve been dreaming about finding a new home for some time now, you might consider selling. Yes, moving to a different home is a process, but if your routine has been shaken up already, now would be the perfect time to change your life in a major way. And if you find a great real estate agent, the process can be much less overwhelming.
Clean and declutter
One of the most practical ways to change the atmosphere in your living environment is to thoroughly clean and declutter. Go through each room and space, and purge all the belongings you don’t need or want, then organize what’s left. Dust, vacuum, and scrub down every space — you’ll be amazed by how much more enjoyable it will be to spend time in your home.
Update your furniture
Few things make a home more than its furniture. If you love the style and shape of your furniture and each piece is comfortable and stable, then you don’t have to replace them in order to freshen things up. In lieu of purchasing new furniture pieces (which is a quick way to deplete your home improvement budget), opt for reupholstery. For $350 to $1,000, you can update the fabric on your existing furniture and give new life to your living space.
Seal the doors and windows
One of the most common reasons for energy inefficiency in a home is old weatherstripping that needs to be replaced. Go through your home to see where you need to install new weatherstripping around the doors and windows. While you’re at it, look for any areas (e.g., bathtubs/showers, countertops, trim, etc.) that need recaulking.
Treat your windows
If you want to transform a room or space with minimal effort and money involved, change the curtains. Whether you choose to go with a drop cloth, farmhouse style curtain, or something more flashy, putting up new window treatments will go a long way in refreshing your living environment.
And of course, you can always paint. If you have any items in your home that you simply don’t like, use chalk paint to make them more fun and appealing. If you’re tired of the walls in any given space or there are unsightly dings and bad paint jobs in your home, revitalize those spaces by splashing on a fresh coat of paint.
During these unprecedented times, you can bring some comfort to your everyday routine by doing a little home refreshing. Along with going through these ideas, keep thinking of some creative and inexpensive ways to freshen up your living environment. You might be shocked by how putting a little work into your home can make everyday life more enjoyable!
Are you looking for a smooth home selling or buying process? Contact the Aaron Weber Group today at 556-4179.