Nov. 20, 2020
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As the COVID-19 pandemic starts to experience a global resurgence, many states and counties are getting ready for more shelter-in-place and safer-at-home regulations. For some of us, this isn’t a big change, but others might have more anxiety with another round of quarantine and lockdown.
A great way to use this time wisely – and manage any stress or anxiety – is to revamp and refresh your home. If you think remodeling a room or redesigning your home might be too costly, then check out these 5 budget-friendly ideas to kickstart your quarantine makeover.
Focusing on a Centerpiece
Rooms that are designed around a focal point can be very appealing, both consciously and subconsciously. Sometimes that centerpiece is functional, such as a massive bay window with a mesmerizing view or an antique chandelier. Other times it can be a statement piece of art or a large, unique piece of furniture. Savvy shoppers can use QVC promo codes, online discounts, and cashback opportunities on beautiful pieces of art, vases, statues, and other decor.
Keeping Up With Clutter
To get a handle on revamping your home organization, start with furniture. For example, look for an ottoman with a removable top that can store board games or pet toys to eliminate clutter in the living room. Kitchen and bathroom storage is especially important when it comes to combining two households’ worth of items in neat and tidy ways.
For these rooms, look for discounts on storage items that reflect your style, like woven baskets to keep hand towels in or a hanging rack for pots and pans. Amazon Warehouse Deals can be an effective way to snag used or returned items on a budget.
Growing a Green Thumb
Plants require plenty of space and water, but there are also many others that prefer simpler conditions. Whether you have the time and budget for an expansive garden or you're better suited to an array of hardy container plants, tap into your inner horticulturist with some bursts of plant life in each room.
You can make a big difference even with just common green ivy plants. These are easy to clip and regrow, so if you’re on a budget, reach out to friends with plants and ask for clippings. The process is incredibly easy and rarely impacts the original plant.
Painting the Front Door
Your front door is the first sign that you are home. No one is too eager to open a front door that is old, damaged, or dingy. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy and affordable to give a front door a facelift. For less than $50 you can update your doors with a splash of paint to add character or cover damage or peeling paint.
If possible, add a few flower pots on either side. And don’t forget the tech—a smart doorbell with a camera allows you to see who is coming and going at any time.
Designing a Home Office
Like many of us these days, if you find remote work becoming a more permanent arrangement, you could be needing to recalibrate your work-life balance. Turn an extra bedroom, breakfast nook, or walk-in-closet into a private office where you can focus on work and let the rest of the house melt away. If you want to paint but need to watch funds, you can often get discounts when you purchase from the Oops Table.
It’s not uncommon for finances to be a big contributor to the stressful part of dealing with COVID-19. Make it more joyful by looking for cost-effective ways to turn your quarantine house into a relaxing and rejuvenating home.
For more home buying, selling, or improvement tips, visit Beth G Home’s blog. And if you’re looking to buy or sell a home, contact Beth at (206) 462-4444.
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