After spending so much time in our homes over the last two years, we have all pretty much realized that they need some serious TLC. Before the pandemic, we mostly just used our homes as bases to sleep – and maybe work over weekends.
Now that we’ve spent weeks on end practically being locked inside of them, we have all noticed one or two or ten things that need help as soon as humanly possible. If you’ve decided that 2022 is your year to fix your house and turn it into your dream home, here are five tips that are just for you.
1. Add Windows
Being stuck inside of the same four walls can make a person think. If you’re going to be doing any sort of remodeling this year, adding more windows needs to be at the top of your list.
More windows will allow you to connect with nature more and invite the serenity of the outdoors inside. Add skylights and floor to ceiling windows to make the most of this trend.
2. Redesign Your Home Office
The start of the pandemic was completely crazy. We didn’t know what had happened, what was going to happen, nor if we had enough toilet paper to get through either. Our worlds were turned upside down, and suddenly the kids were home all day too.
We struggled to survive, much less put any effort into our new home offices that we all had to work from. Use 2022 as your opportunity to redesign your home office space, with a strong focus on productivity.
3. Install An Outdoor Kitchen
Outdoor kitchens are the greatest way to spend more time outdoors with everything that you need from your indoor kitchen with you. After being stuck inside for so long, we all crave the beauty of outdoor living.
Your outdoor kitchen should be more than just adding a sink or a grill, your outdoor kitchen needs to be an experience that seamlessly blends cooking with dining. Ask your real estate agents for recommendations on homes with good yard space.
4. Vent Hoods
In 2022, vent hoods will be all the rage. These trendy additions to your indoor or outdoor kitchen will lovingly replace the massive kitchen islands of 2018. Many famous designers have started treating this highly functional appliance as a potential work of art.
Find your favorite hood vent online and install it before the spring so that your cooker is ready for when your guests start to arrive.
5. Convert Your Shed
If you haven’t embraced this trend by now, what are you waiting for? Unused (or barely used) sheds make the perfect place for sewing rooms, yoga pads, or meditation studios. That small backyard structure that used to just collect cobwebs and shovels, will be seen in a whole new light this year.
Home improvement projects are always a good idea. They give your home a new feel and almost always add to the overall value of the property. Make sure to use professionals where you need to, you don’t want to risk ruining a space just because you were too stubborn to ask for help.