Lockdown Home Renovation Ideas
The global pandemic is probably overplayed news to you by now. If you’re like most people who have found themselves working from home, or under stay at home orders due to a lockdown, you will probably have picked up a new hobby or two. There’s not been a shortage of ideas surfacing on social media, especially when it comes to these ‘lockdown projects’. From cooking up a new recipe to finishing up an old renovation project around the home, the sky is simply the limit when it comes to how people have kept themselves productive during this period of social distancing. When it comes to your experiences in lockdown, have you had your own moments of considering a household project that you’ve been putting off?
Perhaps it might be best for you to start with a specific area in your home. What does your family think about upgrading the kitchen, and has anyone been complaining about a lack of storage in your wash areas, or bathroom? Necessity is often the catalyst for innovation, so it might help to look at your next household ‘lockdown’ project from a practical standpoint. At Damco Kitchens, our team of interior designers understands that no home transformation is achieved without first embarking on the simplest exploration of an idea. If you’ve identified a specific, practical need to improve your kitchen and bathroom spaces, we fully encourage you to see how far you can take that idea. You never know how it may lead to a design overhaul for how your kitchen and bathroom can look like next.
There’s a phrase we like to keep in mind when helping our clients with their kitchen renovations: “the kitchen is the heart of the home”. It’s a saying that rings especially true for families and homemakers. Everyone needs to enjoy a good meal so why shouldn’t your family be able to do so in a kitchen that is as welcoming as it can possibly be? In our opinion, function is the most important point to consider for anyone looking to upgrade their kitchen as part of a lockdown project. In our view, convenience and ease of access are what make a kitchen space pleasant for anyone to be in. This includes both homemakers and guests who are being entertained
- Ample Storage to Create Clear Benchtops
Here’s a little trick we’re proud to share: “Clear benchtops and ample storage create inviting spaces”. This is especially so when it comes to a kitchen. Empty benchtops allow the creative mind to fill the space with ideas for any delicious project being considered. Whether it’s a new recipe to try, or a quick few minutes preparing a tried and tested family recipe, think about how adding storage to your kitchen can help free up useful space for your kitchen.
- A Warm Kitchen Is for Dining and Entertaining
For those with the luxury of space, it’s important to recognise that a kitchen holds more than the function of facilitating cooking. Bench spaces with high stools allow for entertainment and hosting to be done, while you whip up a treat to impress any guests. Apart from creating enough storage and bench space for seating, think of how else you can turn up the entertainment factor in your kitchen with the right lighting and material for your benchtops. Timber is a favourite for those looking to create warm interior spaces, yet marble is sleek and popular because of how easy it is to clean.
- Bathroom Renovation
At Damco Kitchens, we believe there’s no better way to spend time in quarantine than to complete the projects that improve your home’s most essential spaces. It might not be among the flashiest of spaces but consider how an upgrade of your bathroom could help improve the mood around your home. Whether your next lockdown project involves an upgrade to your fittings, sink or tiles, an upgrade to your bathroom could go a long way in improving the mood around your home on a day-to-day basis. While the rest of the world slows down as a result of restrictions caused by the pandemic, here are a couple of pointers to consider if the bathroom is where your next lockdown project focuses on.
- Light-filled Areas Always Set the Right Mood
Natural light offers the golden rule when it comes to achieving the most stunning interior design ideas. However, you should never be afraid to supplement an absence of natural light with a light source from a ceiling or wall-mounted lamp. If it’s a lockdown project that you’re looking for, this is perhaps among the most inexpensive and easiest ways to upgrade your bathroom with a sleek pairing of new tap fixtures and brand-new light fittings.
- Tiles and trimmings
Some projects don’t require lofty designs. It may be ideal to want to recreate a stunning interior style that’s been featured on tv or your favourite magazine. But you can always improve the mood around your home by keeping to the basics, even if it involves a humble refurbishment of your bathroom tiles and grouting. It all depends on what you’ve identified as a source of daily concern within your own living spaces. If you find that your bathroom lacks proper ventilation and is prone to mould growth, perhaps consider how upgrading your tiles and fitting in a new window could help air up your bathroom while helping to let the light in more easily.
There’s truly no limit to what you can come up with as far as your next lockdown project goes. We may specialise in kitchen and bathroom renovations here at Damco Kitchens but are always happy to consult our clients on any household project they’re about to embark on. Whether you need an overhaul of your bathroom and kitchen areas or just an upgrade you’ve been putting off for too long, just give us a call on (03) 9855 2310 to see how we can help you with your next lockdown project today.