Many people have been staying home during the Coronavirus pandemic. It’s been the perfect time to work on home improvement projects that have fallen to the backburner. What home projects have you been working on? Even as local businesses start to open again, it makes sense to leverage your momentum to continue working on the projects that will improve your home environment.
Balancing DIY with Professional Help
DIY home projects can be a great way to save money, but it is important to know your limitations and skill set. If you don’t have experience with electrical work or plumbing, then it is a great investment to bring in a local contractor for assistance. Many of these home services are considered “essential,” which means that you can call a contractor if you are having problems with your home.
One of the benefits of calling a local contractor is that you can support their business. Many industries are feeling the economic impact of the COVID-19 stay home orders. So, people are looking for ways to infuse cash into their communities. Supporting the services of local contractors is a great way to do your part. It’s a win-win situation: you can take care of your home projects and support the local economy at the same time.
Coronavirus Tips for Home Projects
Most home projects can be done while maintaining the social distancing recommendations provided by the CDC and government officials. Since families are spending so much time at home, it makes sense to dedicate time and effort to home improvement. Here are a few tips about home improvement during Coronavirus:
- Buying Materials: Home improvement stores are open, but be careful to maintain social distancing while walking through the stores. It is best to wear a face mask while in public and be aware of your proximity with other customers and employees nearby. The recommendation is to maintain 6 feet distance to avoid spreading the virus.
- Order Online: Many of the local stores offer curbside pickup or shipping services for home improvement materials. If you plan ahead, you can order the necessary items online so you don’t need to go into the store.
- In-Home Safety: When calling a home contractor, ask about their procedures for maintaining safety. Many businesses are requiring employees and work crews to wear face masks when interacting with customers.
- Outdoor Projects: If you have older adults or family members who are immune-compromised, then you might not feel comfortable having a contractor come into your home. Instead, look for outdoor services that can be completed, such as landscaping, concrete, or tree trimming.
Follow these tips and you will find that your home is more comfortable and beautiful for your family to enjoy. You will love the immediate benefits of these home projects. Plus, you can enjoy the upgrades after the pandemic is over.
Additionally, home projects can be a great way to prepare your home for the real estate market. If you are thinking about selling, contact our Atlanta-based team at DUFFY Realty: (678) 318-1700.