Right now, all of Long Island is experiencing the consequences of the COVID-19 crisis. With the exception of essential workers, we’re all social distancing in our homes in order to inhibit the spread of the virus. While it might seem like there’s absolutely nothing to do, there’s a few ways for you to upgrade your home during quarantine.

At Flawless Masonry has a commitment to upgrading and beautifying homes all across Long Island. And, just because we’re social distancing doesn’t mean you can’t easily upgrade your home right now. In this post, we’ll discuss a handful of simple projects you can do to give your home some additional flourishes in time for summer.


1. Work On Curb Appeal

A foolproof way to give your home some new luster is to simply work on your home’s basic curb appeal. Take a look at your house from the point of view of the street – is there anything that seems off to you? Maybe there’s a break in masonry or an uneven driveway. Maybe your stoop needs a modern face lift. Even if there’s nothing technically “wrong,” that doesn’t mean there isn’t any room for improvements.

A few very simple touches can really make your home stand out and also add some additional value.

upgraded home stoop with masonry

2. Gardening

Spring has sprung here on Long Island. With the exception of a few blustery cold days here and there, it seems the weather is only getting warmer and warmer. Summer will be upon us before you know it! Therefore, what better home project to do in the spring than planting a new garden? Moreover, what better project to help brighten your mood?

landscape design on Long Island

Many of the landscapes and poolscapes we design have built-in areas for planting. This not only makes your home look like an oasis, it also gives you an added activity during quarantine.

3. Patch Up Drywall

Between the kids, the dogs and life in general, your home goes through a lot of wear-and-tear. Very few homes are totally without some occasional drywall damage here and there. Basically, what better time than now to patch up the holes and scratches?

Drywall repairs are among some of the easiest home repair jobs you can do. While they’re simple and easy, they’re also among the most rewarding. Once you’ve got those nicks and holes repaired, it will ultimately be a huge improvement.

4. Decorate or Paint Rooms

Obviously, right now most of us are stuck indoors. However, staying inside won’t be nearly as much of a bummer if you have a vibrant and inviting space to stay in. Therefore, if your home is kind of a drag, there’s no better time than now to upgrade it!

It’s truly remarkable what a magnificent difference some new decor or a fresh coat of paint can make. In fact, it’s not just the results, but the process that will make your quarantine a lot more tolerable. Painting and decorating will keep you busy and stimulated, and give you a much more pleasant atmosphere to stay in.


Conclusion – Stay In, Stay Safe!

Right now, we’re all in the middle of a very difficult period. Hopefully, with any luck we’ll make it out of this soon. In the meantime, try to keep yourself busy with some of these simple home projects! Ultimately, they can provide you with a lot of significant benefits. Just remember to stay inside whenever possible and wash your hands as often as possible! Stay safe, everyone!