COVID-19 has forced people to stay at home for longer than we could have imagined. While stuck at home, you might have observed that you normally overlook many things, such as the trees and birds around your house or how your home might be in dire need of renovation. But you might think that refurbishing your house would be a long, tedious and expensive process. Well, it doesn’t always have to be that way. Here are 5 easy ways to refurbish your house after COVID-19.
Refurbishing your kitchen can be a bit more expensive than making changes in other parts of your house but remodelling this space is the most rewarding as well. In fact, kitchen remodelling provides around 92.9% return on investment during resale, according to a survey by Remodelling Magazine. Therefore, even taking a personal loan for funding this revamp won’t be a bad idea. Personal loans have attractive interest rates and are easy to get.
When refurbishing the kitchen, first update the drawer pulls, sink, taps, splash backs, worktops, and door handles. Also, replace or re-paint the cabinet doors. Try to use the existing appliances if possible, as these tend to be more expensive.
Adding windows for natural light would not only make your house look better but save electricity as well. In fact, adding natural light sources can reduce your energy needs by up to 50%. Try to make the windows such that you get the morning sun since this tends to be less hot.
A few coats of paint can have more power than you might imagine. Apart from changing the colour of the room, the right paint can make the room feel bigger, transform the perspective shape of it, and even the way you feel in it. The secret lies in selecting the right colours for each of the walls. If you want to make your home feel airy and spacious, go for lighter shades. Also, painting adjoining rooms with the same colour makes your house look more expansive.
In case you feel the ceiling of your house is a bit too high, try to paint the walls in a dark colour. With these tricks, you would be able to make your home look bigger or smaller, without any construction. And, in case you are a bit short on funds, you can apply for a personal loan.
Did you know that an unkept garden makes 57% of the people feel less positive about the homeowner? Start with weeding out the dead grass and plants. Also, remove weed, cut down overgrown trees, plants and shrubs. You can try creating some interesting shapes with them on the borders. Try planting some plants that add colour to your garden.
Crown molding is an angled trim, used where the walls and ceiling meet. This is a great way to increase the aesthetic appeal as well as the resale value of your house. This also tends not to be too expensive to do.
Apart from these, adding some minimalist storage can also be an excellent idea for refurbishing your house after COVID-19.