DIY: a Pandemic Love Affair

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With so much time in our hands, homeowners started to do their repairs. Harvard picked up on this trend. But they speculated that this would not last. Whether their prediction will come true or not, doing some manual labor feels good. But it does not necessarily mean that we should do all household repairs.

Doing this type of work is fun. It keeps you preoccupied and not worry about the state of the world. It also keeps your home in Peppercorn Hill perfect. But one false move and your house will stand out like a sore thumb in a community of perfectly manicured homes. It will also lead to expensive repair jobs.

We are not trying to dissuade you from undertaking DIY projects. On the contrary, we want to encourage you to do repairs yourself. But choose which ones to handle and which ones to leave to the hands of a specialist.

Kitchen

This room can be your pride and joy. According to Forbes, it is one of the two rooms that will help sell your home. Keeping it in working condition is a no-brainer. You want your kitchen tidy and functional. But there are things that you should not try doing.

Most homeowners want to have a kitchen where foot traffic flows freely. The setup should allow two to three adults to move without causing any delay. Architects use the golden triangle to achieve this. You can use it in your kitchen too.

Do not be so quick in getting a sledgehammer. You can do minor renovations without having to demolish walls. Unless you work in a construction firm, you should not attempt this type of work. Doing this will have expensive repercussions.

Instead, we suggest that you get rid of movable obstacles in between the three kitchen working stations. For example, you have placed a foot ladder nearby. This piece of equipment helps you grab chinaware that you use for special occasions. But you do not use it every day. It often becomes a hurdle in your daily chores.

In this case, you can create a small division in your existing cabinet to hide the foot ladder. We suggest that you find ways of storing those mobile pieces of equipment to free some area. To make the kitchen look even more spacious, you can repaint it with colors that attract light.

Living Room

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Currently, the open-space plan is all the rage. Homeowners want their kitchen to meld in smoothly with their dining room and living room. Again, we discourage you from doing this type of project. You might accidentally demolish a load-bearing wall.

With this said, we have other tips for making your living room bigger without demolishing anything. Let us start with the color scheme. If you are daring enough, you can try canary yellow on your walls. To soften the impact, you can use white paint on the architectural trims.

Neutral colors will never go out of style. But they can be a bit boring sometimes. Why not use peach? It still falls under the neutral color category. But it has more attitude.

Another tip for your living room is to avoid draperies as much as possible. Allowing the natural sunlight to flow freely will make it look more spacious. We highly suggest installing mirrors. It will create the illusion of a larger room.

Master Bathroom

Experts agree that the master bathroom is another selling piece of any house. Even if you do not have plans to sell your place, having a little sanctuary feels good. You can have an hour-long soak after a stressful day.

Start by replacing the bathroom floors. You do not have to stick to white to make the illusion of larger space. Keep the walls white. But maybe you can mix and match the tiles. You can use black, white, and gray tiles to give this room some attitude.

How about repurposing your vanity area? If this area is large, you can install a second sink to make a his-and-her vanity. While you are at it, you can also remodel the cabinets for bigger storage. Do not forget the backsplash. It will do wonders to the overall vibe.

We just enumerated ways on how to renovate your home without removing any wall. Although these are temporary solutions, these tips allow you more room to remodel in the future. Again, please do not attempt to demolish anything. It might lead to grievous injuries and even death. It can also cause extensive foundation issues.

If you want a more permanent solution, ask for professional help. A general contractor can demolish walls without hurting anyone. They can also offer helpful insights on how to boost your home’s aesthetic appeal.

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