Let’s be honest here. The pandemic has left us lazy and unproductive during the last few months. It was great staying at home during the first few months of the pandemic because not only it protected our families and us from the virus, but it also left us the time we needed to do our hobbies as well. But now that we are well into the second year of the pandemic, many of us are growing restless inside our homes.
Experts believe that it’s still going to be a long time before we go back to normal. Many professionals stated that we will still be wearing masks and limiting social interactions many years into the future. It’s good to remember that we’ve only found a cure to the virus, but we haven’t necessarily eradicated it yet. In other words, COVID-19 will still be in our world for many years to come. So what do experts suggest to cope with this reality? Start building our necessities at home.
The Stalwart American Home
American homes are actually well-customizable, considering that it is one of the biggest homes in the world. It’s also tailored for all kinds of lifestyles. If you think that you don’t have the necessities for your lifestyle right now, well, you have hundreds of square meters to build it. Ultimately, experts believe that Americans are well-equipped for life inside their homes. It’s just all about what they are willing to do with all that space.
Here are a few ideas that might help you bring your lifestyle home.
Art and music play a big role in our lives. Many Americans relied on it to cope with various problems in life, including mental illnesses. However, because of the pandemic, access to one of these things became impossible.
The very first places that closed during the pandemic are museums and art galleries. They were on top of the non-essentials list, and if you have noticed, only a few of these sites are open today, and sadly most of them have limited capacities. So what do we suggest? We suggest that you build your own mini-art studio at home.
If you are artsy, you’re going to love this idea, and it’s not going to cost you as much money as you think. All you need is an empty room, a drafting table or an easel, and a couple of stationery materials, depending on the kind of art you’re planning to make. You can build your art closet from old pieces of furniture that you don’t need anymore, and with all of these things combined, you now have a studio to practice doing your art.
This idea also fits well if you’re only the kind of person who appreciates art but does not enjoy doing it. You’re free to purchase some art from the internet and display it in this room. Before you know it, you’ve built up a personal collection that you can view at any time.
Gym at Home
We all love working out, but sadly, gyms have been closed for over a year now. Some have opened, but much like museums and art galleries, they all operate under limited capacities.
Gyms are essential, and health experts suggest that we should have a couple of gym equipment at home to help us exercise. However, what’s better than some gym equipment? Building your own gym at home.
There are some fundamentals when building a gym at home. One of these fundamentals is flooring. There are many good choices when it comes to flooring, but nothing beats the combination of electrostatic epoxy flooring covered by carpet tiles for your home-based gym. The epoxy flooring will ensure that very little static comes from your physical movements, while the carpet tiles can muffle the sound of dropped gym equipment. It also offers you some ground protection if you’re planning to do some aerobic exercises.
Trainers believe that having a gym at home gives you ready access to exercise, which means that you are more motivated to exercise than ever. It is an essential addition to every lifestyle during this pandemic, so make sure this one is on top of your list.
Lastly, if you’re the kind of person who likes swimming but can’t visit the beach due to quarantine protocols, it’s time for you to bring the beach into your home.
Swimming pools became one of the go-to renovations last year, and it’s still a fairly common renovation now. Swimming is also considered a moderate exercise which means that you can easily burn the same amount of fats as going to the gym. If you’re not a big fan of the gym, then this renovation is meant for you.
Once you’ve built these things into your home, you won’t have to look for anything else in the outside world. It’s a good way to cope with the more home-based lifestyle we have nowadays. It’s also an excellent way to prepare yourself for the many years we live this kind of lifestyle.