Important Trends in Home Improvement and Maintenance
We all want to live in beautiful, convenient homes that make us feel happy and comfortable and meet our needs. Here are three things that can help you accomplish it.
A Non-invasive Approach
When people think about non-invasive procedures, they usually picture two particular things, both related to the field of medicine. The first is cosmetic surgeries where the patient doesn’t have to “go under the knife.” Instead of having to spend a few days at the hospital and months in recovery, they can benefit from same-day enhancements that do little damage to the face and body but yield excellent results.
The second entails general medical operations for the removal of tumors, X-rays and CT scans, temperature-control compresses, and physical therapy treatments such as yoga, biofeedback, pain relief exercises, and low-impact aerobic conditioning.
But what about non-invasive action as it pertains to your house? What exactly does it mean? For starters, it involves minimal damage to your property and takes less than a day to complete. In addition, it is cost-effective and designed to last for a very long time.
For instance, let us imagine there is a problem with your pipes. Rather than digging up giant holes and destroying the landscape, modern home improvement technology allows for trenchless sewer repairs that can be done in half the time and don’t throw to waste the hours of hard work you’ve put into cultivating your garden. Other examples include onsite door and window maintenance, internal and external paint jobs, and the replacement and installation of light fixtures.
The Multi-purpose Kitchen
For reasons unknown, many of us spend the vast majority of the time inside our homes in the kitchen. Whether we like cooking or not, people tend to congregate in this particular room to do all kinds of things, from washing dishes and food prepping to setting up meetings with colleagues and clients, watching TV, doing one’s homework, conducting videoconferences on Zoom, Google Meet, or MS Teams, and even working out.
From a practical standpoint, this doesn’t make any sense. Why would we risk getting our laptop wet when all we have to do is move our behinds to the next room? What is the purpose of watching the news on a small TV set instead of the high-tech 4K surround system in your bedroom? While we may never have concrete answers to these and other similar questions, one this is certain. This strange habit of ours will arguably never change.
As such, the key lies not in moving out of the kitchen but rather in making this room a multi-functional, open environment where we can accomplish everything we need to do while sharing the limited space available with our spouses, siblings, and children.
Luckily, many home builders, general contractors, and real estate companies have taken note and are now providing owners with versatile spaces that meet our most pressing needs. From kitchen islands to counters that can pass for workstations, there is virtually a limitless array of things we can do.
Not Just for Storage
In the Toy Story animated movie series starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen as Woody and Buzz Lightyear, respectively, one of the main goals of most of the toys is to stay away from the attic. They know that if Andy, the story’s human protagonist, were to put them there, they would soon be forgotten, never to be played with again. In essence, their lives would cease to have any purpose or meaning, and they would die.
Of course, Toy Story is nothing but a movie aimed at a child audience, and it is a bit exaggerated to think that everything that goes to the attic or basement for that matter is bound to be wiped out of our minds permanently, or is it?
One of the many consequences of the covid-19 global pandemic is that we have been forced to stay at home for extended periods. With the many hours of idle time that this represents, it is quite possible that many of us have gone up to the attic or down to the basement and marveled at all the things that are there, many of which we had no idea we still even had.
Fortunately, for many of us, this has made us realize that the attics and basements in our homes are not built only to hold junk. Instead, with a bit of creativity and imagination, they can become spaces that play a vital role in our lives.
Three popular home improvement trends are non-invasive repairs, making the most out of your kitchen, and redesigning and reinventing attics and basements. In an age where we spend more time at home, they are essential components to an enjoyable, productive life.