Did you know that home improvement projects have spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic? Yes, many homeowners have evaluated their living spaces and considered improving their homes. Not only are they looking to keep their house clean and safe, but they’re also hoping to boost its aesthetics, functionality, and comfort level. Ultimately, their goal is to make their home an ideal place to stay and live in.
If you’re looking to pursue home improvement projects during this pandemic, here’s what you need to do:
1. Set house cleaning routines
If you want to improve your home during this pandemic, the best course of action is to set house cleaning routines. It’s easy for your house to get dirty and be in complete disarray as the whole family members stay at home. Know that each plays a vital role in keeping the house tidy and clean. For this reason, be sure to delegate cleaning tasks and have everyone comply.
Remember that every household member must make their beds, clean their individual bedrooms, and throw their own trash. Also, everyone must take turns in sweeping the floors, washing the dishes, sanitizing the kitchen, disinfecting the bathrooms, and even doing the laundry. If practiced regularly, all these will maintain your house during the pandemic.
2. Hire a professional cleaning service provider
It’s a good idea to get a cleaning service provider for a one-time robust house cleaning. Professional cleaners have the cleaning knowledge and skills and the right cleaning tools and supplies. Not only will they keep your house spick and span, but they will also transform it into a visually appealing, highly functional, and completely safe space.
That said, hire a house clearance service to declutter your house and eliminate waste products accumulated over time. Expert cleaners will be able to keep your home clean, clutter-free, and completely organized. Also, consider getting cleaning professionals specialized in disinfection and sanitation. Ultimately, doing so will keep your house free of the novel coronavirus and other micro-organisms.
3. Tackle house remodeling projects
The pandemic is the best time to tackle home renovation projects you’ve long ignored or delayed. Either perform a do-it-yourself or DIY renovation for simple projects or hire professional contractors for more complex ones. But before taking the plunge, have a thorough house inspection and see what parts or areas need to be tackled.
According to Home Advisor’s 2021 State of Home Spending report, the top home service projects include interior painting, bathroom remodeling, new flooring installation, landscaping, and kitchen remodeling. That said, inspect your house and see what needs to get accomplished. From there, take the DIY route or hire professional contractors to do the job for you. Better yet, consider getting a full house renovation to ensure a crisis-proof house!
4. Consider hiring tradesman services
A solid house consists of various parts and systems. Crucial to the household’s day-to-day functions are the HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and roofing systems. They need regular inspection and constant upkeep at least once a year. Hence, it’s best to hire tradesman services during this pandemic.
First, hire HVAC specialists to update your heating (furnace/heater/boiler) and cooling systems (air conditioning unit). Also, get professional plumbers if you have water leaks, clogged drains, and a limited water supply. Plus, get expert electricians to ensure overall home safety, particularly if you have an old and outdated house. Lastly, consider hiring professional roofers to inspect, clean, and fix your roof and gutters.
5. Don’t forget the outdoor space
While 2020 is the “year of the home,” 2021 is regarded as the “year of the yard.” After tackling home remodeling projects last year, it’s a good idea to improve your outdoor space this year. Doing so will boost your residential property’s curb appeal and your home value. Here are some outdoor renovation projects you might want to consider:
- Update your front doors and windows as they make your home facade.
- Construct outdoor hardscape structures like walkway and driveway, patio and deck, water fountain, and fire pit.
- Either power-wash or repaint your house exterior to give a fresh look.
- Install outdoor lighting using LED light fixtures for aesthetics and safety purposes.
- Build a fence around your residential property and a sturdy, eye-catching front gate.
- Consider outdoor gardening or get a landscaping service.
At this point, you now know what home improvement projects to pursue. Be sure to set house cleaning routines, get a cleaning service provider, and tackle house remodeling projects. Also, don’t forget to hire tradesman services and improve your outdoor space. You’ll thank yourself later for turning your house into a place you can truly call home.