The constraints of Covid-19 have forced many of us out of the office and into the dining room to complete our daily schedules. This has certainly been a challenge: everyone working from home has had to adapt to this new environment. This means meetings occurring remotely, teamwork sputtering at times, and the distractions that accompany time spent at home becoming more and more a focal point with each passing day.

Another problem that is presenting itself is the visibility of home repair issues that had previously gone unnoticed. More time spent at home means greater exposure to the details. Your AC unit might not be putting out as much cold air as it should be, and your refrigerator may be humming obnoxiously in the background while you are trying to focus on the latest report. Home repair is an important aspect of homeownership, and this time at home is actually a great opportunity to root out those issues that would otherwise go unnoticed.

1. Fix the AC unit sooner than later.

Your air conditioning unit is an essential tool for keeping the air temperature in the home at a consistent and bearable level. The chill of a winter night and the scalding sun through the summer, both wreak havoc on the internal air temperature. The climate control function of your AC unit is the only thing keeping your house comfortable through each wildly swinging cycle of hot and cold throughout the year.

Many homeowners are able to restore their comfort by repairing their damaged AC systems. With the help of a qualified and professional AC repair technician, you can get your home’s temperature back in check so that you and your family can get back to work without the intense weight of uncontrolled air destroying your productivity.

2. Tackle cracked or old paint.

Old or cracked paint is a mood killer in any home. While you spend your days staring at a computer screen from home, you are seeing this space in a totally new light, literally. As you sit in various rooms throughout the day, you are exposed to new sunlight angles that would normally go unseen while you are out of the house. Paint issues will become glaringly obvious as you spend more time at home.

Repainting the walls is the easiest way to create new energy in any room in the house. Your walls should be repainted every few years anyway, but many of us just don’t get around to it as often as we should. It can feel like a hassle to move all the furniture, pick a color, and get down to business. Repainting, though, can create a new workspace that makes you feel inspired. You might even do your best work while basking in the bold colors of a freshly painted space.

3. Reimagine your kitchen.

The kitchen is the heart of any home. These spaces are typically centrally placed within the house and in order to find a kitchen’s focal point all you have to do is stand in the space for a minute. Many kitchens center around a kitchen island or the refrigerator. Homeowners just simply don’t have efficient kitchens. Reimagining how the space is being used is the best way to make the most of your time spent at home this year and for the foreseeable future.

Considering home improvement projects is a natural part of homeownership. While you are working from home during this time, consider some new upgrades and repair work that will make your home feel more comfortable and inviting in order to maximize both your work and leisure hours.