Right now, families are spending more time together than usual. That means it’s more important than ever to have a home that is not just functional, but also comfortable and enjoyable. And while your New Jersey home build or remodel may have gotten delayed, there are still plenty of opportunities to spruce up your home this spring.
Here are just a few home projects you can take on while you’re quarantined. Considering getting the whole family involved to ensure you’re staying active, productive, and connected.
1.Go on a decluttering spree
Chances are if your whole family is home, things are starting to feel tighter than usual. Or, you’re starting to see just how many things in your home go unused – old clothes, toys, tools, etc. Give everyone in your family the space they deserve by letting go of anything you don’t need. Organization is key in chaotic times, and custom built-ins are a great option to consider down the line after you’ve decluttered.
2. Swap out your kitchen accessories
You might not be in the position to do a major kitchen renovation, but you can still dress up the space by swapping out your finishing touches. This includes your lighting, your cabinet knobs or handles, fixtures, shelving, and more. Kitchens are high-traffic areas, making this a worthwhile investment for everyone in your home.
3.Replace mismatched or impractical furniture
This is a great opportunity to reconsider the possibilities in the underutilized parts of your home. Many homeowners take in furniture they don’t necessarily need over the years, whether it’s a hand-me-down, impulse buys, or has outlived its purpose. Spend this time to see what you’re actually using and what can be replaced with something more practical or cohesive – we’re partial to outdoor living areas!
4.Add in some feel-good landscaping
Focusing on your outdoor real estate is a great idea if you need fresh air, busy work, or simply a change of scenery. There are plenty of things you can do to improve the curb appeal of your home and stay grounded by taking on a new landscaping project. Consider adding in a water feature, wood or stone walkway, more greenery, or even beginning a garden.
5.Invest in your work-from-home space
It goes without saying that many people weren’t planning to work from home, and yet, they find themselves having to adapt. Even if you plan to return to work soon, use this time to give yourself a home office or workspace that is functional and conducive to your productivity. Look into soundproofing, custom built-ins to store your office supplies and/or equipment, or floating shelves to give the space some character.
6.Replace damaged or outdated tiles
Even the most robust tile has a life expectancy, and day-to-day activities can accelerate this. If your home has damaged or outdated tiles, consider using this time to repair or replace them. Remember to clear the surrounding area, cover your workspace, and take proper measurements ahead of time.
7. Take care of maintenance tasks
To-do lists can add up quickly, especially when the demands of work and life kick in. Most people want to protect their investment but don’t have the time or energy to maintain their homes on a regular basis. This is your chance to tackle projects that have fallen off your radar. Go into “maintenance mode” by tending to your gutters, pool, deck, walls, flooring, and more.
Despite the best efforts of our clients, tackling home improvement projects can be tough due to other priorities and time constraints. Use this opportunity to give your New Jersey home the TLC it deserves before things pick back up – you might not get this chance again. Doing so will not just make your quarantine life more enjoyable, it will also increase the long-term value of your home.
If none of these projects suit you, you can also use this time to start planning your next major remodeling job or start researching your dream home. And rest assured, our team will be on standby when things return to normal to help you take any of these projects across the finish line!
Monetti Custom Homes specializes in custom home design, custom home construction, and custom home renovation along the beautiful New Jersey coastline. For more information, contact us here. Please call to speak to a specialist at 732.223.7949