Staying Positive During the Pandemic May Depend on Staying Active

January first found you focused on positivity.

The year 2020 is in the book and you have never really been good with the resolution trend of selecting a word to focus on for the next 12 months. Your second strength Gallup strength after Woo is positivity and if you are going to allow yourself to be honest and vulnerable right now, even with it being a strong trio of yours staying positive was not that easy during 2020. You wrote down about 30 words that spoke to you and you will focus on one word for an undetermined period of time and then move on to the next word. You might spend three days on a word, or it might be a week, two weeks, or a month. You are hoping to give each word a strong focus before moving onto the the word and then move onto the next one.

In your focus on these words, of course, you are going to use them to guide your goals in several areas. One of those areas is going to be making the most of the spaces in your home that are currently underutilized. You are not skilled in all of the areas that it will take to create some of these tasks, but you are anxious to complete some of this work on your own. You fully admit that you will need to work with some professional contractors, but you are hopeful that you can find a small group of people who can also empower you with new skills and new knowledge as the work is completed. You already have experience with installing new drawer locks, drawer slides, and decorative knobs and pulls, for instance, but this time you are hoping to learn how to apply water based wood stain as you want to tackle the trim in most of your house eventually.

Special Painting Techniques and Water Based Wood Stain Application Require Careful Attention to a Number of Details

Whether a home improvement project is part of your New Year’s resolution or you have been working on projects since the beginning of the shutdowns caused by the pandemic, it is always important to note that there are many choices that need to be made. You can, for instance, make a decision to redo the trim in your house, but it will take both time and patience to understand the use of water based wood stain if you want to be successful.

Fortunately, both the process and the result of any home improvement project provides a number of benefits: increased home value, improved functionality in a home, and a positive feeling of self worth.

Increased Home Value

Although the addition of display case lighting might not seem like a major change, it is important to know that whenever you add to the value of your home you are increasing the worth of the property I the long run. For this reason it is essential that you find a way to get the most professional results. This may mean, for example, that when it comes to using water based wood stain you need to hire a professional or make sure that you understand the technique in all of its stages. Of course, the selection of new cabinets or new plumbing fixtures is even more consequential in adding to the future value of your home.

Improved Functionality

Even before the pandemic, it is important to note that U.S. kitchen cabinet demand was projected to grow to almost $17.1 billion by the year 2021. In an effort to make a kitchen more functional, of course, many property owners who had access to unused funds from cancelled vacation made decisions in the last few months to turn this money toward home improvements. Every one of these changes that improves function can also help individual home owners to make the most of every day they are stuck at home.

Positive Feeling of Self Worth

Research from just a few years ago indicates that in the year 2018, 14% of home owners planned to make improvements to their kitchens. Creating a space where the whole family can more easily cook healthy meals at home is a giant step in building self worth. Are you ready to start?

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