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Post-Pandemic Home Projects to Give Your Space a Fresh Start

Gord Amphlett

Toronto, Ontario

Posted: October 20 2021

Todays Post was generously created and provided by Sarah Velasquez

 Visit Our Perfectabode and follow Sarah and her husband mark as they manage the realities of their own ”Fixer Upper Journey on a Tight Budget”

The last year and a half has been challenging for everyone. Most of us have spent more time at home than we may have preferred. Although this has been a good move for keeping ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities safe, it’s also left many of us a little bit sick of our own four walls. After all, it’s hard not to get a little bored of a space you’ve essentially been trapped in.

 That’s why right now is the perfect time to tackle some home projects. There are plenty of renovations - big and small - you can take on that will revive your space and help you to let go of the stressful associations you’ve made over the last year. The Contractors Site presents this guide for the best home projects to tackle right now.

Planning Your Project

Before we dive into the ideas themselves, let’s talk about project planning. One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make when it comes to renovating is diving in without a real plan. When you do this, you run the risk of getting halfway through a project only to realize it’s not feasible, or you’ve gone in the wrong direction entirely from the start. Thorough planning from the jump is essential for truly achieving your goals.

 One great way to plan, - look into building information modeling services. Professionals can help you to create a virtual model of your space which you can use to test ideas and fine-tune your project before you start. This is a great way to get a chance to trial-and-error your way to the best result without investing a ton of time and money into resources you won’t need.

Large Budget: Remodeling

If you have a large budget you can commit to this project, a kitchen or bathroom remodel may be your best bet. These are two projects that tend to have a good return on investment when it comes time to sell. Moreover, they have the potential to offer a serious quality of life improvement, as well as give your space a major facelift.

 This is especially worth considering if your kitchen or bathroom doesn’t quite meet your needs. For example, some kitchens aren’t designed with a great flow for home cooking. Creating a custom layout can empower you during food preparation in an area that suits your workflow, style, and can make cooking at home a breeze.

Medium Budget: Landscaping

Another home project that can refresh your space and boost property value, but on a slightly smaller budget, is creating a vibrant home garden. Landscaping your front and backyards can go a long way toward boosting curb appeal. Moreover, it gives you a wonderful space in which you can unwind, relax, and enjoy the great outdoors.

 Consider working with a landscaping designer to plan your ideas and figure out what you can achieve at your price point. This is also a great way to make sure you’re designing a space that will have adequate drainage and prevent water from seeping into your home.

 If you want to get the family involved, assign some chores to your partner and children. In addition to getting some yard work done, you can use this opportunity to teach your kids about the value of money. Give them an allowance for their work; this can help them learn responsibility while building confidence.

Small Budget: Hardware Swaps and Furniture Cleaning

You can do a lot on a small budget by swapping out old hardware for a newer look. The knobs, drawer pulls, and faucets in your home may be aging your space more than you realize. Swapping these out with more modern styles can give your home a new look. Moreover, most hardware swaps are easy to DIY, meaning you don’t need to invest in a pro unless you want to.

 Lastly, getting your furniture cleaned can not only make your home look fantastic, you’ll also have the peace of mind that the couch you’ve been camped out on for the past year is nice and clean again. Although you can attempt this task yourself, it may be best to spend some money on a professional cleaner to handle the job. Use The Contractors Site to help you find a trusted professional who can do the task to your satisfaction.

 The right project can help you put the last year behind you and create new, more positive associations in your home. These are just a few ideas you can use to give your space a fresh feel and look. With the right moves, you’ll feel more motivated and ready to transition into a new, more hopeful stage.


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