Two years after the COVID-19 virus, houses remain the safest place to protect yourself from outbreaks. Thankfully, vaccines and boosters exist to combat the virus, but variants surface every few months, threatening wide lockdowns and increasing infected numbers. After spending two years at home, you must have created an indoor routine that works for you, but there is undoubtedly room for improvement.
Since pre-pandemic home designs don’t specifically cater to every lifestyle activity, everyone had to adjust to work, relax, play, and exercise at home. After seeing the perks of accomplishing activities at home rather than outdoors, such as working out indoors rather than paying for a gym membership and adopting a WFH setup over daily commutes and long shifts, upgrading your house to suit staying-at-home needs is a necessity. Here are the spaces you deserve to have in your abode to elevate your lifestyle.
Room for Everyone
After being with your family twenty-four seven, you deserve some time alone, but this pandemic also made many realize that their loved ones are great people to hang out with after work or school.
To make family bonding moments more enjoyable, you can update your common room by adding a new entertainment set to watch movies or get stylish sofa sectionals to make your living room more visually appealing. Having gaming consoles and playing various titles is also a great way to pass the time.
Serene Garden Space
Since you now work from home, your house likely reminds you of the tasks you have to accomplish, giving you no refuge from stress. Sure, you can catch a movie with the rest of your family, enjoy delicious meals, or get some sleep in your bedroom, but the soothing atmosphere of nature is sometimes the perfect balm for a stressful day.
Growing beautiful trees and flowers in your outdoor space gives you breathing room and incredible scenery that’s immensely different from your computer screen or documents.
Rooftop for Intimate Gatherings
Dining in restaurants is safe as long as you follow protocols, but the constant threat of getting infected with the virus remains. There’s a solution if you often reminisce about the times you spend in restaurants and bars with your friends.
By turning your rooftop into a small events place and outdoor bar, you can host impromptu celebrations for your loved ones or invite a few friends over for great food and a couple of drinks and have a taste of the fun you had pre-pandemic.
Spa-like Treatment at Home
Two years ago, merely stepping out of your home already felt like stripping yourself bare for the virus. At present, it’s still frightening, making it still crucial to limit outdoor contact. But more than that, people have just grown to love the conveniences of staying indoors. Still, no matter how relaxing staying indoors is, you can’t experience everything in it as long as you don’t have dedicated areas.
For spa treatments, you’d have to call professionals over and set up a massage bed, which can be a hassle since you still need to book an appointment. You can look into adding a sauna, too. A sauna might be a considerable investment, but its supposed health benefits might catch your attention. On the other hand, even if you invest in a massage chair and even a jacuzzi, you can indulge yourself in relaxing activities whenever you want.
Stay Cozy in Your Room
At this point, your bedroom is your permanent sanctuary and probably the only place you allow yourself to not think about work. But if it’s where you also work, it’s better to take your office situation elsewhere so that you can have spaces devoted to rest and concentration.
Despite bedrooms being places for sleep and rest, you deserve more than a bed to experience the ultimate comfort. Ambiance plays a massive part in helping usher you into full rest mode. With soft-toned curtains, cool temperature, good air quality, plush and soft pillows, and a blanket, you’d get the restful sleep you deserve. Keeping your room neat at all times also makes it all the more fitting for rest.
Kitchen Abounding with Delights
Great food had a hand in making intolerable indoor days bearable. During the initial months of the pandemic, most people turned to kitchen hobbies like cooking up sumptuous dishes and baking delicious goods to combat cabin fever. Aside from the magnificent taste, the whole process of turning raw ingredients into something edible and mouth-watering gives such a satisfying feeling.
You’d only need simple renovations in your kitchen. With a more spacious pantry, you can store extra food and decrease your grocery runs. Having more cooking equipment can also help you make food faster and easier. You can also install additional shelves for your spices, seasonings, and kitchen devices, so you can keep your counters clean and mainly for meal preps.
At present, a house serves more than a place to rest; it also caters to other lifestyle needs. When you build spaces dedicated to your indoor demands, you can relax, play, and work better.