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Simple Home Improvements You Can Do Right Now

Sharon Monticello

Sharon Monticello is native to one of California's most picturesque areas— Petaluma, nestled in the heart of wine country, has been home to Sharon's...

Sharon Monticello is native to one of California's most picturesque areas— Petaluma, nestled in the heart of wine country, has been home to Sharon's...

May 6 6 minutes read

With the COVID19 pandemic, a lot of us have suddenly found ourselves spending a lot more time at home.

While this is a good thing since we can help flatten the curve and get to spend more time with our families and loved ones, we can also get a little cabin fever sometimes. Combat this by finally tackling some of those projects you’ve always wanted to do! Here are a few home improvements you can do while sheltering in place.

Give Your Yard a Makeover

Increase your home’s curb appeal and get a little outdoor time by sprucing up your yard. You can even help support Sonoma County businesses by ordering your garden supplies and plants from local suppliers! Take advantage of the beautiful spring weather to plant flowers, paint the fence, and do a little landscaping. You can even get a little herb and fruit and vegetable garden started and have the ultimate farm-to-table experience right in your home!

Create Your Accent Wall

An accent wall is a sure fire way to bring a pop of color to an otherwise uniform space. Pick your room and a wall you can accentuate and use bright, bold colors to make things pop. You can paint up the wall or add hangings or accessories which call attention to it, but make sure it’s something that nicely coordinates with or complements the rest of the room.

Define Your Workspace

With the new normal, even normally routine things like work has introduced new challenges with the work from home setup. Use this time to create a space for yourself where you can focus and keep things clutter-free. Have your own work corner, or utilize that extra room and add wall pockets or shelves where you can store files and papers. Make sure you have a desk dedicated for work and only keep essential items on it to avoid distractions.

Revamp Your Kitchen

Few people realize that making small changes in your kitchen tends to produce drastic effects. Adding a pop of color by giving your shelves or cabinets a fresh coat of paint and you can achieve a new look for your kitchen without hurting your budget. You can even change up the hardware on the drawers, paint a section with chalkboard paint for those notes and recipes, or update the walls with paint or wallpaper.

Declutter Your Home

Studies show that clutter can actually work to increase our stress and anxiety and negatively impact our mental and physical well-being by increasing the levels of cortisol, the stress hormone. Reduce the stress factor by tackling the decluttering process slowly. Check out our 10-day Declutter Challenge to find out more!

Got other home improvement ideas?

Making the most of our time at home helps to while away the hours as well as prepare your home for future selling opportunities. 

If you'd like to get more tips for your home, or get other ideas with buying or selling at a time of pandemic, feel free to get in touch with us and we'll be more than happy to help you out! 

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