The lockdown has taught us a lot about ourselves and the way that we live. Many of us have used this time to reconnect with the ones close to us. But it has also changed the relationship we have with our living environment. 

We now realize how important comfort is, and we have also learned to appreciate our living spaces. It’s the perfect time to start making some improvements. They don’t have to break the bank either. Just making a few minor changes could be enough to improve your home significantly, and make it an even better place to live in. Here’s how you can use the lockdown to upgrade your home

Grow Herbs and Vegetables Indoors

Make Container Garden

Landscaping might seem intimidating to some, but there are tons of great projects that you can do on your own. One of the easiest things you could do is plant a container garden. All you need are a few plants, containers, soil, and water. 

The most important thing when building a container garden is making sure that you use the right soil and containers. Don’t use soil from your garden. Make sure that you research each plant that you’re going to use and use the recommended soil mix for each. Also, make sure that you go with clay containers as much as possible, as they allow water to seep through and reduce the chances of plants drowning.

Upgrade Your Bedroom

This is also a great time to lock down your bedroom, considering that you’ll probably spend a lot of extra time in it. The first thing you should do is to make it as conducive to sleep as possible.

It all starts with the right mattress. And with Memorial Day right around the corner, this is a great time to start looking at options. If you want ideas, this post on Memorial Day mattress sales highlights some of the best mattresses on the market, as well as some Memorial Day deals and discounts you can take advantage of.

There are tons of other cheap ways that you can improve your room. You could add some tapestries on the wall. Or add a few table and floor lamps. Doing something simple like rearranging your bed position and furniture could give your room a whole different look, so don’t be afraid to experiment and find something that works for you.

Add Some Crown Molding

Molding is one of those details that can significantly improve any space and make it look more upscale. This simple addition could also be a great investment in the future and won’t cost much either. And it’s rather simple to install on your own. There is even foam crown molding that sticks automatically and doesn’t require expensive equipment like a miter saw. You could do an entire room for as little as $120 and get a major return on your investment if you ever decide to sell.

Paint Your Cabinets

Another thing you could do is paint your cabinets. However, know that you have to treat them differently since they will be exposed to different conditions. This means using a good non-toxic degreasing agent, sandpaper, and good paint. If you want professional results, you’ll also need to learn how to use a paint gun properly. But, if you’re up for the challenge, this is another project that could offer great value and could be completed in a day or two.


These are just some of the ways that you can give your home a quick facelift during the lockdown. Make sure that you only start projects that you can finish, and always look for new inspiration.