The past year has been tough for all of us. The COVID-19 pandemic has stalled whatever plans we had. We needed to contend with the fact that our world changed in a blink of an eye. We had to slow down and prioritize survival over anything else.
Thankfully, all of that will soon be over. Via the possibility of herd immunity, which will happen if enough of the population agrees to get inoculated, we will be able to move more freely soon. We can finally go back to projects we had to postpone. For instance, if you were planning to pursue home renovation projects prior to the pandemic, rest assured that those projects will soon come to fruition.
Meanwhile, if you’re only considering enhancing your home now that you’re inspired by our impending return to the old normal, here are some ideas you might want to consider.
Landscape your front yard
This is something you can DIY. There are YouTube tutorials hosted by landscape artists. If you watch a lot of those videos you’ll be a landscape artist yourself in no time. The best thing about this project is you can pursue it piecemeal. That’s most practical if you’re busy with work.
Maybe you can begin installing stones and pebbles. Then you can introduce potted plants. You can also incorporate water features to achieve that zen effect. You can either bring home a store-bought traditional fountain or DIY a wall fountain adorned with shrubs and climbing plants.
Build a carport
You might be wondering what’s the difference between a garage and a carport. The answer is in the structure itself. The former are enclosed spaces. The latter has two open sides at the least. If you want quicker access to your car, a carport is right up your alley.
When it comes to customized carports, you have ample choices design-wise. You can go for a raised flyover carport, a flat/skillion carport, or a gable carport. The key is to determine which style will go well with your house’s architectural temperament. You do not want your carport to look out of place.
Build a gazebo
You can order a modular gazebo from a reliable manufacturer. They will ship your order and it’s up to you to assemble it. Or, if you have ample time to spare, you can DIY a gazebo based on your personal aesthetics. Again, you have sufficient resources online to guide you through the completion of the project.
A gazebo comes in handy when you need to throw parties. You’ll have a space ready for the buffet tables or for a stage in case there’s a program and live entertainment. It’s also quite cozy for small gatherings like an intimate barbecue with your family.
Pay for a swimming pool
A swimming pool won’t be cheap. But it will sure make your property expensive. A swimming pool in your backyard will give your family so much fun come summer. You no longer have to drive to a resort to enjoy the sun and frolic in clean water.
If you’re on a budget, you can opt for an elevated swimming pool. Or you can even buy one of those pools online which you assemble yourself. These options might not be as fancy as your traditional pool, but they’ll be a lovely addition to your house nonetheless.
Get yourself an entertainment room
The last year had you and your entire family quarantined at home. You probably spent most of your time in front of the TV, watching random stuff on Netflix. Now imagine if you have a dedicated entertainment room at home? It will be a blast.
You can schedule themed movie nights. You can simulate the experience of being in a theater without leaving the house. You get to stay safe.
A home theater does not have to be expensive. You can purchase screens and audio equipment separately. The key is soundproofing the room like a pro. For that, you can use old egg cartons.
Pursuing any or all of these projects will considerably increase your property’s value. If you decide to sell it in the future, you’ll rake in generous profits. But that’s not all there is to it. These home updates will also make you and your family more comfortable. You’ll have safe spaces to bond with all of your friends and loved ones. Or your dogs, for that matter. After more than a year of quarantining and social distancing, those bonding moments will be extra sweet and special.