Our world has changed and the pandemic has accelerated the remote work culture. With so many people having spent so much more time at home recently, there’s been more opportunity to think about how we can improve our homes. If you’ve been looking around your home and thinking about what you could improve, here’s a few ideas you may not have considered.
People always seem to ignore stairs or just take it as a given that the stairs on their properties are set and cannot be changed. This is a shame as changing a staircase can be one of the most effective ways of adding a new look and dimension to a building. A purely functional staircase takes up a fair amount of space in a building but does little else. Add interest by installing a helix staircase, which can be put in either a residential or commercial building. Or you could go for floating stairs that make a very strong aesthetic impact.
Whatever design you choose, there’s a range of different materials and styles to choose from. You can have classic wood treads to glass metal or even concrete for a more industrial feel. The style and design you choose can perfectly match your interior or change the whole dynamic of the space.
The kitchen deserves as much attention as we can lavish upon it. The ever-increasing pace of life has meant that the kitchen may have been underutilized as a space. You can make it a more functional and beautiful room by adding a breakfast bar or an island. An island is a great way to gather people around, of course, they can eat around it but it is more accommodating than a dining table and is somewhat less formal. Families can gather in the kitchen away from the distractions of the living room such as the television, prepare meals together, or just simply talk.
If your bathroom is purely functional, then you’re missing out. A bathroom can be a haven for relaxation, calm, and serenity. You don’t need to transform it completely into a luxury spa to better enjoy your bathroom. Simply adding some plants and a beautiful vanity can often lift the bathroom enough to make it a much more pleasing room to use. Personalize with your own decorative items such as pictures to integrate a bathroom more completely with the feel of the home.
One of the biggest ways to improve a home on a tight budget, is to invest in lighting. Getting a range of LEDs and placing them strategically around your home can drastically change the way a home looks and feels. Different lighting arrangements can be set for different occasions and to create different moods. LEDs are now available with smart and Bluetooth technology. This means you can control your lighting from wherever you are. If you’re on vacation you can even set schedules to turn the lights on and off. This improves home security as it acts as a deterrent against break-ins.
Home-improvement has been popular for decades, we are constantly upgrading our homes. However, if we will be transitioning from going to work in the office to a more remote work society, we will be looking at ways to make our homes more interesting, dynamic, and comfortable.