You’ve been stuck inside the four corners of our home for the better part of a year and a half. And with the recent quarantine measures, it looks like you’ll be stuck indoors longer than you expected. It’s high time you pay extra attention to our space and what needs to be changed or rearranged to make it even cozier. From all the time you’ve spent at home, you’re probably starting to see how many parts of your house need upgrading — from worn-out faucets to rooms that could use a bit more light. You could do the revamp yourself — with just your tools, your DIY skills, and an online store for everything you’ll need.
If you’re planning on doing some pandemic remodeling, we know exactly where you can buy your supplies. Plus, we’ve got some budget-friendly ideas you can apply to your house ASAP.
Install a ceiling fan
Spruce up your living room or bedroom with a beautiful, eye-catching ceiling fan, a.k.a. one of the best remodeling decisions you’ll ever make. Ceiling fans effectively cool your space down while reducing your energy costs (think less electric fans!). Plus, they look beautiful and luxurious too. This one from Westinghouse has six 30-inch antique brass blades and a dimmable LED light fixture. It’s got that sleek minimalist look that’ll look good in almost any home!
Add more lighting fixtures
One sure-fire way to give your space a fresh look without having to rebuild it from scratch is by adding light fixtures. If you’re not too keen on ceiling fans, you can install elegant chandeliers for your living room like the Westinghouse Harwell Chandelier Lights Fixture. It has a traditional-style five-light indoor chandelier with a rich amber bronze finish and white opal glass shades. You can even add coordinating fixtures like pendant lamps and wall lamps to complete the cozy ambience.
Upgrade your showerheads
If you want to feel like your home is brand new, start with remodeling your toilet. There are literally dozens of designs to choose from depending on what bathroom aesthetic you’re going for. Maybe you can finally install those square or round rain shower heads you’ve been eyeing for a long time. Or maybe you want to keep things simple with new showerheads like the Delta Elemetro In-Wall Tub and Shower Faucet. You can also get a wall-mounted hand shower for that extra freedom to move.
Upgrade your home cleaning essentials
An important part of leveling up your space is keeping it neat and tidy. And to do that, you have to have the proper tools. Sure, you could probably do away with walis and rags but you should get yourself a vacuum cleaner too. Vacuum cleaners like the rechargeable Westinghouse Handheld Stick Vacuum Cleaner effectively suck up the dirt and dust with just one button. Your back will thank you for buying it, trust us.
~Finally~ install a bidet
Having a bidet in your toilet is peak comfort and hygiene for your bottoms. It helps you finish your bizz squeaky clean and helps prevent the spread of germs. Washing with water and soap is always better instead of using only toilet paper which just, uhh, spreads your bacteria around. Do yourself a favor and install one in your toilet and experience an enhanced overall bathroom experience. Get a functional yet budget-friendly one like the Eurostream Bidet Spray with Strainer & Teflon for under P500.
Level up your home organizing
Keep your things neat and in order with a great shelving system. A good vertical shelf can store your books, plants, clothes, gadgets, and everything else in between. And if you can’t find the shelf style you’re looking for, your can easily DIY a design that will suit your space. Element System’s range of wood shelving in different shades and sizes coupled with wall uprights and brackets is a good way to start. Build your dream shelf level by level!
Get yourself a toolbox
One of the things that scream adulting and independence is slowly building your own collection of house tools. It’s like a first aid kit — but for your house. We’re talking wrenches, screwdrivers, a trusty hammer, pliers, bolt cutters — the works. And if you’ve got proper tools, you’ll need a tool box like this sturdy Stanley tool box that comes with a metal latch. It can store all your tools so you can proceed to DIY remodeling or fixing your house at any time.
Upgrade your home’s security
Forget about ever misplacing your keys again thanks to digital door locks. Not only is it the most convenient thing — you just punch in your code and you’re in! — but it also gives your house top-notch protection. Digital door locks like the Yale YLHJ20+ Door Lock comes in a sleek touchscreen that adds a modern look to your front door.
Home improvement is always a good thing and in this day and age, it’s an easy thing to do. Thanks to online hardware stores like Co Ban Kiat Hardware, you won’t even have to go outside to shop for your needs. You can do that from the comfort of your couch or bed. Co Ban Kiat Hardware’s online store has everything you need for remodeling and home improvement — from tools to light switches to ceiling fans. All you have to do is add to cart and wait for it to arrive at your door. And then the fun of DIY pandemic remodeling can begin!