Your home is more than just four walls and a roof — it's the place where you make memories, entertain, and find comfort. If you're like the vast majority of Americans who are under orders to stay at home due to the coronavirus, then you've become quite acquainted with your abode. Maybe now is the perfect time to make upgrades to your home to make it your personal paradise.
The main thing to consider when making upgrades to your home is the worth you're adding or taking away from your home with each change. The interior design of your home determines your comfortability and your home's marketability. Continue reading to learn five upgrades that are worth your time and money.
Upgrade Your Wi-Fi
Whether it be for work or entertainment, Wi-Fi has become an essential utility in most American homes. Due to lockdowns, people are spending a lot more time on the net.
If you suddenly have a house full of children who have to learn online or can't part with their mobile devices for more than seconds at a time, you should upgrade your Wi-Fi. The best routers are capable of providing features like super-speed connections and panoramic Wi-Fi.
A new wireless router with broadband capabilities will ensure that you're able to do your work and keep your family entertained at the same time. You also have the power of parental controls that assist you in keeping your children safe when they're online. As you can see, it even promotes social distancing within the household!
Upgrade Your Furniture
One of the things that people will notice most about your house is your furniture. Not only is furniture for comfort and function, but it's also a statement of your style. If you're looking for a way to liven up your living room, then you should consider decorating it with new luxury furniture.
Whether you're more into the powerful chic look of New York or the laidback, artsy style of San Francisco, there's a luxury furniture look for your home. Many stores are offering benefits like free delivery for online orders due to the current lockdown. Now is an excellent time to take advantage of some good deals and make your home more comfortable — especially if you're one of the millions spending a lot more time there.
Add a Deck
Being that this summer may not be ideal for travel, you should turn your backyard into the staycation destination. Adding a deck to your home is a home improvement that increases your home's value and your enjoyment.
Adding an enclosed deck provides you with the perfect place to grill and even enjoy a peaceful meal outdoors devoid of extreme heat and bugs. A deck is an addition that you, your family, and even future homebuyers will love.
In keeping with the theme of staycations and the great outdoors, an outdoor kitchen is something that your family and friends will love. You can go with a simple design or incorporate a more refined mixture of stainless steel appliances and stone and wood counters and cabinets. You could also add an outdoor bar to your setup and turn your backyard into the place to be this summer when “It's 5 o'clock somewhere.”
This space may not add value to your home, but it will add life to it. The cost of your outdoor kitchen can range widely depending on your tastes.
Beef Up Your Security
In a perfect world, your home would be impervious to bad guys and mistakes, but this world is far from perfect. When considering ways to improve your home, you should always think of ways to make your home safer.
If you don't have a home monitoring system and network, then that should be your first move. Many people are also turning to doorbell cameras and automated security cameras to protect their homes from potential intruders. If you're an animal lover, you should also consider getting a family-friendly but protective dog. All of those measures are significant crime deterrents — especially when combined.
Chrissy Ryland - I'm a freelance writer and blogger from Northern California. I grew up loving all things entertainment and travel and now I am blessed with a career that lets me write about both of those topics along with many others. For inquiries about a story you think I might want to cover, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org