Spending several weeks locked down in our home can be quite challenging for all of us. With the family home 24/7 the demands can seem overwhelming at a time when they all look to you for support. You are called upon for 3 meals and snacks in between, you are called upon for entertainment when boredom takes over and called upon for love and support to help them make sense of a world turned upside down. Your children may be in school remotely and you need to assist them with lessons and homework. Not to mention that you also may be working from home 40 hours a week and need some space of your own on top of everything else.
It is likely that a time like this has exposed some serious shortcomings that you may have previously been able to overlook in your home. This is a great time to think about how your home could be more accommodating for the lifestyle you and family live day to day.
Many are reporting that they have discovered their artistic ability or new other form of creativity. The result may be a desire for a special space at home where they can focus, have better natural light, or leave a partially completed work of art or craft in progress.
It is expected that more people will be working from home then ever before as employers recognize how productive people can be remotely. Is a home office something that would make working from home a part of your future routine?
Some have rediscovered their love for cooking and have spent more time in the kitchen in the past couple months than they did in a year. Would a newly remodeled kitchen be a significant addition to your cooking enjoyment in the future?
For most, private outdoor space has become especially important. When the sun shines, nothing feels better than some time outdoors. A backyard deck or front porch is an amazing addition to your home you will cherish for years to come.
Since the gym has been closed, staying fit has become a challenge. Having a workout space or home gym may be the answer you’re looking for. Re-purposing an existing room, renovating an attic or basement space, and even an addition may be the answer to your fitness needs.
Quite possibly, this could be the time you realize your home could use an additional bathroom, especially with the whole family home again.
Those of us with a home need to be particularly grateful that we have a place to shelter safely. Let us hope that the pandemic ends soon, we can move about freely, and don’t find ourselves repeating this again. At any rate, there may be changes you can make to your home that you will enjoy for years to come. Take care.