Picture This: COVID Living
Living through a pandemic has made us all think about the design and utility of our homes more than ever. We’re all walking through our houses and yards thinking about the projects we wish we had completed or items we could have purchased pre-COVID to make our lives more comfortable. Why wait? Here are some of my thoughts on what you can still do to make life at home a little more COVID-friendly.
*All images below are from Pinterest
If you have an unused garage stall, consider a glass garage door, adding a mini split-wall unit and converting the space to a workout room. If you’re working remotely, updating your home office probably tops your list of home improvement goals. This layout accommodates two workers in one space in a stylish manner. I have always been intrigued by these modular structures you purchase pre-fab and install in your yard. Use as a quick escape from the family or as a conference center. If you have a pool, consider adding a pool house that can double as a guest house, kids lounge or office space. The RV is back! This home-on-wheels is perfect for vacations or to host guests in your driveway. A swim spa can function as workout equipment, small pool or hot tub and can be camouflaged to look like part of the landscape. A wine fridge is a simple addition that can offer much-needed pleasure during COVID. Never has that nightly glass meant more! If you’ve got kids at home, there has never been a better time to install a playset. This one from Dream Play combines climbing, swinging and sliding in one. Home courts are not just for basketball anymore. In addition to hoops, this one from Sport Court allows you to play pickleball, shuffleboard and many other games. Look to see if there is an easy way to add a vaulted ceiling to your existing deck to create a new outdoor room. A friend told me the best thing she has done during COVID was set up her desk in front of a window. Brilliant! I don’t know about you, but a second dishwasher during COVID has been a godsend. Consider adding a drawer unit to a bar area for overflow. Game tables are making a big comeback as a fun, family-centered activity. This one from Wayfair converts to three games: air hockey, pool and table tennis.