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As Covid-19 restrictions are carefully lifted, you’re probably wondering if it’s finally time to do a little spring (or summer!) cleaning to refresh the space you’ve been occupying for the last year. Open your windows, your doors, your audio/visual cabinet, and your arms to the world once again. Experience Audio Video takes a look at a few things you can do to revive your home and refresh your living space as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic:
Let there be light.
One refreshing thing you can do to fix up your home post-COVID is to take a good look at the light fixtures in your home and determine whether they need a bit of sprucing up. In order to modernize or update the lighting in your home, ask what you need to accomplish your lighting goals. Do you want to be able to dim your lights? Do you want to control lights from the next room? You can improve your environment and your mental health by incorporating a combination of these options into the lighting schema in your home, especially as it applies to the audio/visual room, where lighting can make or break your time for entertainment. It has been proven that changing lighting color can impact your mood, so doing your research on what hues are best for your disposition is critical.
Change your paint colors.
Many people have been experiencing greater emotional and mental distress over the past year, and it might be a good idea to freshen up one or more rooms with a fresh coat of paint. There is some research behind the idea that the color of the rooms where you spend the most time has an impact on your mental health. So if you want to change things up a bit and brighten your mood, choose a light green or blue. Putting the work into repainting your home will also take your mind off the bigger problems of the day and give you time to decompress.
Clean, clean, clean.
As you’re brightening rooms and bringing in more sunlight to go with your new paint colors, you should also shift your focus to the parts of your home you don’t often think about (and don’t necessarily want to think about). Scouring under kitchen cabinets or in window wells isn’t fun, but mold can grow in places that have been left humid and damp. Removing mold is never a one-size-fits-all deal, but hiring a company that specializes in mold remediation will ensure that you never have to deal with mold again.
As you’re making improvements to your home, be sure to look for things that can increase its value in case you end up wanting to sell it in the future. Giving your space improvements and putting new finishing touches on things can make a huge difference in terms of resale value if that’s something you’re interested in. For instance, new paint on the walls may be ideal — or at least, a neutral color you’ve just added will increase the odds of a good first impression on potential buyers.
Having a well-kept lawn and landscaping also helps to boost a home’s value by increasing curb appeal. Considering hiring this one out, as lawn and landscape pros are well worth their investment, with regular servicing that includes keeping soil and plants healthy. Finding a qualified, nearby contractor is easy: simply do an online search for “lawn care near me” and use Angi.com to filter down to a handful of pros using the site’s ratings and reviews as a starting point.
Chase your bliss.
You have been through a lot. Putting energy into your home and enjoying the remodeling process may be the pick-me-up you need at this time.
From expert TV wall mounting to complete home theaters, media rooms and distributed home audio systems, Experience Audio Video is passionate about clean and beautiful media installations that add real value to your home. Find out more today! 214-228-7971
Article by Megan Cooper