Quarantinnovations: Why Undertake a Renovation in Quarantine


Every place in the world is likely to be under some form of quarantine or in lockdown. It can’t be helped; the pandemic required people to stay at home to stifle the spread. People were told to hunker down in their homes, and, chances are, you were also locked down at home, trying to look at something to do.

It was also during this time that you likely saw things to do at home. When you were busy, you might have overlooked those loose shingles that were knocked out-of-place by the last storm. You might have also ignored that kitchen counter crack that you thought wasn’t there. Now that you’ve seen these, those renovation loans look more attractive.

But renovation within the pandemic? Shouldn’t you save your money for any untoward incidents?

Why It Makes Sense

Even during the pandemic, you had trouble pulling off a renovation because of the time and the budget involved. It’s hard to take on a full-blown renovation project during the quarantine, but with eased restrictions, projects are simple to start, quick to finish. This is true now that you’ve got a lot of time on your hands.

With that idea out in the open, let’s look at some simple home renovation ideas you can do, whether under a full-blown or partial quarantine.

Move the Furniture Around

Some people say that changing your home’s appearance is as easy as moving the furniture around, and it’s true. Moving the furniture around makes spaces look new. It also helps give you a new perspective on what the home will look like with the long sofa on one side instead of the other. What’s more, you can clean and disinfect the space where one piece of furniture was earlier, giving you time to sneak in some extra cleaning while you’re redecorating.

Replace Some Worn-Out Items

When you’re stuck at home, it’s easier to look at which items have seen better days. Carpets are always an easy target — they’re placed where people walk all over them, and usually, they are used for a long time. It’s quite easy to replace carpets that aren’t all over the place, but in the case of carpeted floors, you should call in an experienced professional before changing anything.

Re-purpose Spaces

Since the pandemic has given way to people staying at home for an unforeseen period, then you’ll most likely work from home. The perfect workspace at home is somewhere you won’t be bothered so you can focus on work.

Look for unused spaces in your home. This could be a space in your bedroom, a spare room, or even a corner in your living room that’s relatively separated from foot traffic. This is your workspace. Decorate it as you see fit to make it feel like you’re really at work.

Pay Attention to Your Surroundings

By paying attention to your surroundings, you might see other projects that you can do. The patio may need a paint job. The garden might need weeding, or a loose shingle may cause an accident when it finally falls. Anything wrong you find can be a project. You have all the time in the world to fix it, anyway.

Staying healthy in both body and mind during the pandemic is important. Just as you try to adjust to the new normal, try to make an active lifestyle and an active life part of your new normal. Fixing your home is already good exercise – think of ways where you can still manage a workout and not have to go out to do it. This will make it easier for you to adjust to a world post-pandemic.


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