How to Refresh Your Home During Lockdown

How to Refresh Your Home During Lockdown

There are a number of improvements or DIY that can done in the comfort and safety of your own home while waiting for COVID-19 restrictions to ease. They may even add value to your home in the long run.

Get inspired
You may have considered sprucing up your home with a few simple updates or a full-blown renovation. Jump online to get some ideas and start planning. The Block and Three Birds Renovations are packed with ideas. You’ll also find plenty of inspiration on Pinterest or Instagram.

Online shopping
Once you’ve decided which areas of your home you want to refresh, start prepping by purchasing items you’ll need such as paint, furniture, bedding, lighting, artwork and décor. Most retail outlets are closed for the duration of lockdown but contactless delivery and Click & Collect are available.

Spring clean
Nothing feels quite as satisfying as a bit of spring cleaning. So, while you’re spending more time at home, consider tackling some of these key areas.

Now is the perfect opportunity to work some Marie Kondo magic. Start by reorganising your wardrobe, donating any unwanted but good condition items to charity or selling online to earn some extra cash.

Home maintenance
As the weather begins to warm up, it’s a good idea to undertake a few maintenance tasks to prevent costly repairs and enjoy a trouble-free spring. Clean gutters, inspect your roof, tend the garden and repair anything that needs fixing from chipped paint to creaky doors.

Convert nooks into usable spaces
You can add value to your home simply by making use of a space that is rarely used. With so many of us now working from home, a desk or work area would be an ideal addition to the space under the stairs, your attic or hallway.

Need further inspiration or advice? Throughout the month of September, we’re offering access to a FREE virtual consultation with one of our professional home stylists and agents. Our team will provide you with tailored advice to get your house ready for sale before the spring rush, including suggested projects to work on, easy home renovations to undertake and our top styling tips and tricks. Sign up here.