Our “Quick Hitter” program that we feature at this time of year has revealed many situations such as this. A simple front door replacement, facia and soffit repair has brought the homeowner to another problem that needs immediate attention.
This may be the case in your home also. There are many reasons and perhaps many fingers to be pointed along your homes journey. Honesty and integrity are many times overshadowed by cheap pricing and inferior ability to do the project right.
Now that being at home is the lifestyle we live, take a look around your home. Something not look quite right? Noticeable changes in your home can mean a problem, perhaps just starting or a full blown situation that needs immediate attention.
All of the sudden, there’s very little safety in numbers. It seems the more you are around people, the greater the chance you may die. How did this country get here, to that god awful place where we have to maintain our distance from family and friends and look for escape routes from our social being to stay safe and alive.
Yes, we have a vaccine and the resistance that comes with it. New strains of this disease are appearing almost daily. Have parents in a long term nursing facility? They are a breeding ground for this virus.
There’s always room for Mom and Dad. Sisters and brothers, aunts and uncles and right on down the line. Not every situation lends itself to care at home. Not every home lends itself to caring for additional family members.
Now more than ever, we have to be aware of our surroundings and the people around us. What better place to be than surrounded by the people we love and the people that love us.
For most of us, we have worked hard and continue to work harder to have our homes, our safe haven. This is the biggest public health crisis of our lifetime. This is one of the reason why we sacrificed and maintained our homes for all these years. Bet you never saw this coming did you?
Look around your home, see where you may be able to utilize your space more efficiently and maybe make a little extra room.
Like everything in our world, COVID-19 has impacted home improvements, maintenance and repair projects for 2020. More than likely you are one of the many resourceful US homeowners who have shifted expenditures.
No vacation and travel? OK, we’ll redo the kitchen! Perhaps we can design a new home office and possibly even make more room to bring Mom and Dad here where it’s safe. The statistics and percentages of the effects of COVID-19 are as overwhelming as the disease itself.
Weather you want to believe it or not, this pandemic has fundamentally shifted the relationship people have with their homes. On average, the needs and percentages:
27% more outdoor living needs / 40% more home entertaining for the family / 50% more working from home / 68% more home cooking capabilities. Where does this money come from? Here are some examples:
33% of homeowners who have a commuting budget have shifted that spending pattern into their home.48% as mentioned have shifted their vacation budget into home care and improvement. Finally 52% have shifted their restaurant budgets into home services.
Now may be the perfect time for you to check into the possibilities and do a little budget shifting yourself!
Sure would be nice wouldn’t it! Talk about drastically changing your “work station situation” at the drop of a hat! What it truly comes down to is a person with focused vision and skill set specific talent to bring it all together.
So, it’s doable and possible, DIY’ers have at it but remember, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Additional lighting and outlets, window treatments for privacy, CAT IV for network and a whole host of details to make this room a true Home Office. Oh by the way, don’t forget a lock for the door!
Contemporary Kitchen – Julie Leverett – ONE eleven
This older couple wanted a kitchen that would add expansive quality of life and direct the focus away from their physical limitations, allowing them to concentrate on living full lives. They wanted an open concept layout, providing a light, airy, spacious feel and allowing freedom of movement with full accessibility.