You’ve probably been experiencing a lot more time at home this year due to social distancing. And everyone experiences this change differently: some need lots of rest and alone time to process the transition. Others need lots of activity.
If you’re in the second category, you’ve probably noticed (or re-acquainted yourself) with some home improvement projects that have been waiting on the back burner. Getting your hands into a DIY project can be an excellent way to work off anxious energy and experience the satisfaction of a completed job that you and your family can enjoy for years to come.
No matter the situation, we know that it will feel good to see some positive changes in your living space! If you are a DIY pro, or just starting out, there are some easy ways to ensure that you will have a smooth, enjoyable foray into the world of home improvement. However you choose to approach your projects, just remember to keep a positive attitude and a sense of adventure – that will do nothing but boost your creativity.
First, make sure you have all of the tools you need for your chosen project. It’s always frustrating when you finally get some momentum going, and you find that you ended to run out and purchase something that’s integral to the project! Try gathering all of your tools, instructions, supportive materials, etc before you start. Then, you can turn on some music or a podcast and dive deeply into your project.
For some projects, it can be valuable to assess whether you need to call in a professional to add their expertise. Especially when restoring hardwood flooring, or even installing new flooring in your home where there once was only carpet, calling in professionals with top-tier hardwood floor installation can cut down on your time and effort. And, it can ensure that you won’t make any costly mistakes that could derail your project.
A fresh coat of paint is an easy way to spruce up your living space and add extra energy to inspire your day to day activities! Bright colors like red, orange, and yellow are perfect for creating spaces that require focus, energy, and attention. Red, in particular, is perfect for a kitchen, because not only does it promote warm feelings and connection but it promotes a healthy appetite, too!
More subdued colors like blues and greys are perfect for your bedroom, bathroom, or your meditation space. If you find yourself struggling to relax when you get in bed at night or to keep your mind focused during meditation, consider that the design elements in the space may not be conducive to relaxation or calm mental states.
Adding plants to your living space is another great way to improve your well-being and make the room feel homier and put together. If you’re someone who enjoys spending time outdoors, working on your porch or patio to make it comfortable and liveable could be an excellent way to express your creative energy.
No matter what project you choose to take on, as long as you approach it with a positive outlook, a can-do attitude, and the right tools and support, we know you will have a fantastic DIY experience. And you will come away with not only a sense of satisfaction with your achievement but also a beautiful new addition to your home that you can enjoy for years to come.