Home renovation ideas to complete while working from home

Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, vast numbers of people have suddenly begun working from home, and with this comes some new opportunities. Although this situation is a serious one, we must make the most of what we can do at the moment, and working from home means we have more capacity to complete home improvement projects. We have created a list of home renovation ideas that suit our current circumstances – so that you can stay productive in these uncertain times, and create a more stylish and comfortable house in the process.

Painting the house

Have you had paint tins sitting in the cupboard for months, waiting for the day you’ll finally have time to repaint the house? Well, now is the perfect time to revamp your home with a fresh coat of paint. Painting your house is an excellent, simple way to make a significant difference to your home, and it can even add 5-10% onto the value of the property. Although it is a big task, at the moment you will have more spare hours in the day to dedicate to the job, so it will be completed quickly. Also, if the whole family is stuck at home, then everyone can pitch in, maybe taking on a room each.

Landscape the garden

Outdoor renovations are the logical choice during this time, as you can stay inside while professionals carry out landscaping works on your garden. You could install a low-maintenance artificial lawn, replace old fencing with a wooden fence, plant a variety of fresh flowers, or fit new decking for lounging outside in the evenings. These garden projects will also give you an improved outdoor area to spend time in while you have to stay at home.

Convert your loft


Depending on your circumstances, you have a few options when it comes to working on your loft. If you are already staying in another house while work is being completed on your home, then it is still possible for workers to enter the building and carry out a loft conversion. This is ideal, as in light of the current situation, you could convert your loft into the perfect home office space to make the coming months more comfortable.

For those stuck at home, you could spend this time planning future loft conversions, as professionals are still available to discuss these plans with you. You can even start some of the basic renovations yourself, as insulating a loft can be a DIY job, and all the materials needed are available online from places like B&Q. This way your loft renovations don’t have to wait, and the insulation will mean you can save money on heating as well.

Lay new DIY flooring

Similar to painting the walls, laying new flooring in your home will make a huge difference to its aesthetic appeal. Laminate flooring is the best DIY option, as you can buy all the necessary tools online, and there are plenty of tutorials you can follow to ensure the job is successful. Also, you could choose to revamp your current flooring by refinishing tiles and applying fresh caulk – this will give the appearance of up-to-date flooring without having to lay new tiles.


Here at AKB Loft Conversions, we are making sure to carefully follow all the government guidance on coronavirus when completing our construction work – this includes meticulously washing our hands and disinfecting surfaces, and observing social distancing on-site. If you live in Leeds or the surrounding areas, and would like to convert your loft or start planning a loft conversion with us, contact our friendly team today.