Being stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic has homeowners wanting to improve their living spaces. According to a survey by Porch, over three in four (76%) property owners in the United States have carried out at least one home improvement project since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Aside from improving interior aesthetics, what most homeowners really want to achieve here is to make their homes more functional. Both the parents and kids need a dedicated space for work and learning, while the stay-at-home order is still in place. If you find yourself in the same situation, it’s time to plan your own home remodeling project. Here are the top 4 valuable home improvements other people have been doing in their homes too.
Install functional lighting.
When installing lighting fixtures in your home, you have to think about functionality more than style. Adding task lighting in workspaces around your home helps improve focus, productivity, and creativity. It also promotes good health since task lighting is known to reduce eyestrain and fatigue. Task lighting includes desk lamps, swing arm lamps, under counter lights, and vanity lights.
Although most daily activities are done during the day, you can’t always rely on natural light. You will thank your home’s functional lighting if the sun fails to shine through your interior during gloomy weather or a storm.
Soundproof your home.
Have you been disturbed many times in your work or sleep by the outside noise? That is a serious problem you have to deal with, so you can maintain focus on your work and get enough rest during the day or night. It’s impossible to control the noise outside, so you’ll have to work on it from inside your home. You can choose to soundproof your entire home or just a portion of it where you usually stay. Soundproofing is a complex and labor-intensive process, so you may want to ask help from the pros in getting the job done.
Integrate your kitchen appliances.
The main benefit of integrated kitchen appliances is the extra floor space. Housing major appliances such as the refrigerator, oven, and dishwasher in cupboards and panels will create a neater and more spacious appearance in your kitchen. It is the secret to making your kitchen highly functional for your cooking and meal preparation tasks and comfortable for entertaining guests.
Add a new bathroom.
Bathrooms are one of the most used facilities in a house. With more people forced to stay at home during the pandemic, having a single bathroom in the house can be a problem. A bathroom addition is the home improvement project you’ll never regret spending your money on. If your remodeling budget cannot afford a full bathroom addition, you can always opt for a half or ¾ bathroom. A 2019 survey shows that a home has 31% better livability and functionality after adding a bathroom.
If you are interested in adding a bathroom to your home, be sure to consult with a licensed and skilled plumber. Improper placement of plumbing fixtures in your new bathroom can cause serious damage to your plumbing system. Contact a trusted local plumbing company today to get professional consultations and estimates.