4 Home Improvement Updates to Make During COVID-19

With remote work, cancelled plans, and less opportunities to shop and dine out, people are spending more time than ever at home. Over the past few months, you may have noticed some areas in your house that could use updating: an outdated lighting fixture, the worn carpet in the living room, the disorganized mudroom down the hall. Even if you don’t have the time or resources for a full-scale renovation, there are plenty of smaller projects that allow you to enhance the beauty and functionality of living spaces while raising the value of your home.

Of course, even a small remodel requires planning, establishing a budget and selecting the right design. Enlisting the help of home remodeling contractors can streamline the process. Monarch Design & Remodeling offers a wide range of services to fit your needs, from light touch updates to full-scale renovations. Gina Simpson, along with her team of professional remodelers, have over 20 years of experience carrying out kitchen, bath and home design projects for countless clients.

Below we have listed four home improvement updates you can make while at home due to COVID-19.

Install a Tile Backsplash

When making any updates to your home, the kitchen is a great place to start. It’s not only a central room and frequent gathering place, but it’s also where you can add the most value to your home. Installing a tile backsplash is a simple way to give your kitchen a polished and updated look.

There are a variety of backsplash materials to choose from with factors to consider such as cost, ease of installation, maintenance, and style. At Monarch Design & Remodeling, we can help you select the best option for your budget, taste, and lifestyle.

Replace Kitchen Countertops

If you’re looking to transform the look of your kitchen without changing the layout, replacing your countertops can make a big difference. Aside from the cabinets, they’re the main backdrop of your kitchen, so you should choose your countertop material for both utility and style. Here are some of the most popular countertop options:

  • Marble
  • Granite
  • Quartz
  • Butcher Block

Identifying the pros and cons of each material and the differences between them can be tricky. Our experts at Monarch Design & Remodeling can assist you with determining the best countertop choice for your kitchen and ensure proper installation.

Update the Hardware

Whether it’s in your kitchen or bathroom, replacing old hardware is a small update that goes a long way. Outdated tarnished and worn knobs can make an otherwise beautiful cabinet look drab; updating the hardware is an easy project that can be done by itself or as part of a minor remodel of your kitchen or bathroom.

Modernize Your Lighting

Brighten things up by updating the lighting in your home. Install dimmer switches for light fixtures to control the intensity of light around your house. This allows you to adjust for the mood and save energy at the same time.

Also, under-cabinet lighting in your kitchen allows you to see your workspace better while adding to the ambiance of the space. There are a variety of LED options to choose from that are energy efficient, produce little-to-no heat, and can help you attain either a warmer or contemporary feel.

For under-cabinet lights that require hard-wiring, you will need the services of a professional electrician. Our team at Monarch Design & Remodeling includes professional electricians to ensure your remodeling project goes as efficiently as possible.

Monarch Design & Remodeling: Home Remodeling Contractors in Oakton, VA

Whether you’re looking to make a few upgrades or need a completely new layout, Monarch Design & Remodeling provides the insight and expertise necessary to make the process easy and straightforward. Gina and her team have spent over 20 years providing design and renovation services as home remodeling contractors in Oakton, VA and throughout Northern Virginia. From contemporary kitchen renovations to basement completions, we help clients create beautiful, functional spaces that fit their everyday needs.

Contact us at (703) 789-3288 to discuss your vision with a free consultation and start planning your next remodeling project today!