7 simple home-improvement projects to tackle while sheltering in place

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If being stuck inside has you itching to spruce up your space, now may be the perfect time. After all, if you’re already stuck at home, it may be a good time to tackle a project you’ve been putting off around the house.

Whether big or small, there are plenty of ways to make your home more of a desirable place to be quarantined or at least give it a fresh feel.

Spruce up the outdoors

With summer-like weather on the horizon, taking on a yard work project is a chance to get outdoors and boost your home’s curb appeal.

And with some nurseries in Atlanta offering deliveries amid coronavirus, there’s no need to go out.

It can also be a good time to give your home a much-needed scrub. Judy Mozen, president of Handcrafted Homes Inc. in Roswell, told Curbed Atlanta that she recommends taking a chance to power wash your home.

"We get a lot of mold on our home exteriors that we need to remove," Mozen told Curbed Atlanta.

Change up your kitchen

When it comes to kitchen projects, a little goes a long way. According to Homes & Gardens, adding a pop of color is one of the top kitchen trends in 2020. Now may be a good time to order a bright-colored appliance or give your cabinets a fresh coat of paint.

Designer Glenn Lawson, co-founder of Lawson-Fenning, told CNN that repainting your cabinets is a low-cost way to make your kitchen feel brand new.

Consider re-arranging your furniture

Have you ever thought about what your living room might look like inverse? Now is your shot to rearrange the whole thing, what do you have to lose? At no cost, you can give your space a new feel.

One thing to keep in mind when arranging furniture is the space you have to play with. Whether the room is big or small, Better Homes & Garden recommends leaving adequate space between pieces.

"One of the secrets to learning how to arrange furniture is making sure you leave enough space between pieces," Better Homes & Gardens notes. "Allow 30 inches between furniture you need to be able to walk around and 14 to 18 inches between a coffee table and sofa, so drinks are within reaching distance."

Finally paint that accent wall

An accent wall can liven up any space. Just choose your color carefully. When deciding, it's important to consider the rest of the space, according to the home improvement website the Spruce.

"Don't shy away from using a bold color for your accent wall. As long as you have the right accents around the room to coordinate with your new color, you can choose whatever color makes you happy," the Spruce notes.

Build a gallery wall

If you have miscellaneous decorations or family photos, it can be a good chance to put together a gallery wall in your house. Interior designer Cortney Bishop told CNN that pulling together different pieces can be an easy way to spark joy in your space.

“Try pieces here, try pieces there: a new mix-up might surprise you and showcase your art in a whole new light. Fill or replace photos in frames — switch it up with new snaps that remind you of happy times and simple joys.”

Improve your lighting options

Lighting can make all the difference in a space. Especially if you’re also working from home, this can be a good time to invest in proper lighting.

Curbed notes that replacing bulbs or simply cleaning your lampshades can make all the difference.

Plant some fresh herbs

Whether or not you have a yard, planting some fresh herbs can be a way to test out your green thumb. It will bring some greenery to your space and can also give you a new hobby while at home. If you're new to the herb game, here are some tips to keep in mind.