Budget-Friendly, Creative Ways to Revitalize Your Home
Updated: Mar 31
With the recent pandemic forcing most of us to stay indoors, many homeowners finally had time to do those continuously delayed home improvement projects. During 2020, the U.S. home improvement market saw a 12% spike, and the trend for the global DIY retail market is still going strong. If you’re looking to follow that example by reviving and refreshing your home, Health and Wellness coach Lynne Patzelt can help you get started with these ideas.
Spruce Up Your Kitchen
More than 70% of individuals are cooking at home more, solidifying the belief that the kitchen is the heart of the home. If you have stainless steel appliances, they can look dull and lifeless. Using a stainless steel cleaner and polish can make them sparkle. The sink is also one of the touchpoints that can make a difference. Snake the drain to get rid of the built-up residue, reducing bacteria growth and odors.
Rejuvenate Your Bedroom
Even though many people weren’t going to work every day during the COVID pandemic, sleep problems were more prevalent across several populations due to many reasons, including poor sleep hygiene. One way to rejuvenate your bedroom is to change up your bedding. For better sleep, think about getting a simple white noise generator that blocks out the rest of the world so you can rest peacefully.
Also, if you decide to tackle more than one bedroom at a time (or multiple rooms of any type, for that matter), you might find that it’s easier to work if you temporarily box up and empty out much of what’s in the rooms. If that’s the case, to avoid confusion when it’s time to put everything back, use this free label maker to keep your boxes straight. That’s a great tip for any future moves, as well.
Make Your Bathroom Shine
Hard water stains make your bathroom look grimy. While they aren’t a health risk, the stains can become permanent if left too long. If you don’t relish manual scrubbing, consider using a brush attachment with your electric tool to provide that extra power and speed. While this works wonders for the tile and grout, it’s a good idea to switch to a softer scrub brush attachment with a cleanser when dealing with glass. To get a cleaner toilet bowl, consider a pumice stone specially designed for cleaning toilets. Not only is it a chemical-free solution, it's also relentless against calcium, rust, and other grime without damaging delicate surfaces.
For Furniture Stains That Are Too Stubborn
There are plenty of DIY options that work wonderfully, but some stains are too stubborn to budge. If you can't seem to get that spot out of your favorite chair or couch, it’s time to concede and call a professional. Avoid companies that use all-in-one cleaning tools, because every case requires its own solution. Do a search for a local upholstery cleaning service, check out their online customer reviews, discuss your needs, and get a quote from the companies that made your shortlist. To make a final decision, ask for client referrals.
Smarten up Your Home
Thanks to COVID, many homeowners have taken the necessary action to make their homes smarter and more connected. In fact, security retailers saw a 40% jump in DIY home security installations, primarily because uncertain times made people more protective of their homes and families. With the push towards the Internet of Things (IoT), there are plenty of ways to connect wireless security to your smart devices so you can keep an eye on everything even when you’re not home.
Stay Inspired With Your Home
Even if you’re on a budget, there's no reason to be unhappy with your home's interior. With a little time and even less money, you can become re-inspired with your home.
Lynne Patzelt is passionate about helping you envision your best self, and providing guidance and support as you transform your values and priorities into action. Why not try a free consultation today?
About the author: Sheila Olson has been a personal trainer for five years. She believes the best way to achieve physical fitness and good health is to set and tackle small goals. She encourages her clients to stay positive and incorporates mindfulness and practices for reducing negative talk into her sessions. She created Fit Sheila to spread the word about her fitness philosophy.