We’re all spending a lot more time at home these days. Hopefully, this won’t last forever. But there are some things that will probably last long beyond the era of coronavirus and pandemic lockdowns. For example, more and more employees could be working from home for the long term. And there probably won’t be a widespread return to shared spaces like restaurants, movie theaters and gyms in the near future.
Think of this extra time at home as an opportunity to revamp some things around the house and upgrade your home design. You don’t have to completely rethink everything, but even making a few small changes can have a big impact.
Here are three great places to start.
- Improving Workspaces
We will probably all be working from home more going forward. This may end up being one of the only good takeaways from all of this. It will save you time on commuting — which is great for both your schedule and the environment.
But to make it go smoothly, you’ll need a good workspace. If you have a home office, do your best to make it as comfortable as possible with a new ergonomic chair and some upgraded electronics. Then add some design touches like artwork, family photos and a splash of color. It will make the entire experience much more comfortable and personal.
- Being Healthier
Another key to being productive and feeling great is doing the small stuff to stay healthy at home, and one of the easiest ways to do that is by adding an air purifier. Especially if you live in a city, this can really improve the air quality in your home and keep unwanted particles away from your family.
Simply improving the overall feel of the house can also do wonders for your mental health and mood. Humidifiers, for example, can be great and the same goes for plants. In many ways, it’s the little things that will help you feel your best and keep you from bouncing off the walls.
- Staying Safe
The more time you spend at home, the more you want it to feel safe and sound. But in years past, home security often meant clunky, ugly doors covered in deadbolts and complex security camera setups with bulky video recording devices. It was more trouble than it was worth in most cases, and they certainty didn’t do anything to improve the aesthetics of your house.
Today, modern technologies make home security simple. Smartlocks and other smart home systems can be accessed and controlled easily from your phone. And Wi-Fi security cameras that connect to your home’s wireless network will help you remain vigilant at all times. Given how easy it all is to set up and use, these small investment can do big things for your family’s safety and peace of mind.
Design Improvements for the New Normal
Times are tough. We are all struggling to adjust and make the best of this new world. With any luck, we’ll beat this thing soon and can get back to something like normal.
So use this as an opportunity to revamp. Add some improvements to your home office, get better air quality in your home and keep your family safe with better home security. That way, you new new normal can be even better than before.