Homebound? Make an E-plan While Kids E-learn

Counting the days until you can go back to work? Use the time to make a plan for improving your home.

By Gene And Katie Hamilton

Homebound:Make an E-plan While Kids E-learn

Do the days seem longer as you continue to be sequestered at home because of the spread of covid-19? Yes, many have enjoyed more time with the kids and that’s a good thing. Being sheltered in place has created new routines like using curbside pickup at a favorite restaurant and trying home schooling techniques to keep those little brains working. But what about parents? While kids are e-learning we can do some home project e-planning with the help of a good internet connection.

This idea rises after you’ve decluttered closets, sorted bookshelves and kitchen drawers, and even brought a semblance of order to the catchall caves below bath and kitchen sink cabinets. After binge-watching the high drama episodes of home renovators on HGTV, take a breath and make a plan for your own home and garden.

Planning a home project is good exercise that helps you define the room or space you envision with what you need and what you want. A search engine can lead you to the information.

To make a plan for a project begin with a sketch on paper or use an online design tool. Let’ say you want to add a deck Use the MoistureShield® DeckLife design tool and print a material list http://www.moistureshield.com/deck-design-tools/design-a-deck/

Maybe it’s a stone path you envision meandering through your garden. Use our Cost to Install a Stone Path to learn how much to budget and what's involved.

Wondering about upgrading your kitchen with new appliances? Use this advice about the life expectancy of appliance before you decide to buy all new ones Life Expectancy of Major Home Appliances.

Always wanted to tap the potential of your basement and make it more liveable? Read about Evaluating Your Basement’s Potential to help you decide.

If you’re considering a bathroom makeover - no matter how large or small - requires planning. Here's good advice Primer for a Bathroom Makeover.

And finally, maybe your first stop should be Pinterest.com and click "Visit". Type "basement ideas" or whatever you're looking for in the Search bar and you'll find a wealth of creative ideas to get you inspired and amazed at the potential in your home.