With the recent stay at home order issued in Durham and other surrounding areas, individuals have found themselves stuck at home with a lot of extra time on their hands. At Prince & Sons, we thought it might be fun to offer a few tips when it comes to easy projects you can complete around the house to spruce up your home a bit and keep your mind off of the current pandemic. In this blog we’ll highlight a few projects you can try and we’d love to hear from you if you complete any of these projects at home. Feel free to shoot us an email or tag us on social media with pictures of your handiwork!
If you’re stuck at home and itching to do some things around the house, we’ve put together a few projects that are fairly easy, but can really make your home pop!
Swap out wire shelving with solid wood built in shelving
Solid wood shelves are much more durable and aesthetically pleasing compared to wire shelving. Check out some shelves we’ve been working on at our shop over the past few weeks:
Construct raised beds for growing vegetables
Everyone knows how hard it is to find fresh fruit and vegetables during the COVID-19 lockdown, so why not grow your own? A raised bed can be a great way to grow your own food while keeping it protected. Below is a picture of our office manager Patrick’s new raised beds that he just finished at his house. Now keep in mind, your beds don’t have to be this complex, but this does show you what can be done at home with some basic pressure treated wood and chicken wire!
Construct window boxes for railings or windows
One way to boost the curb appeal of your home, especially in the spring, is to add window boxes to your railings or windows. These window boxes can be constructed at home, or you can purchase them and easily install them yourself. Below is a picture that shows how much added curb appeal a few window boxes can bring to an otherwise understated home!
Make a shiplap wall out of wood
Shiplap is all the rage these days, but you can actually use wood to achieve the same effect. Actual shiplap can be hard to find, but painted wood can give you the same effect, without much of the headache. Below is a good example of a shiplap wall made from wood that will really create an interesting focal point in your home.
While we’re currently finishing up a number of projects, we want you to know that we’ll be here when things begin to return to normal and are always willing to discuss your home renovation needs. If you’re interested in talking about a new project, feel free to reach out to our team today by phone at 919-383-0888 or by filling out our detailed intake form to help us learn more about your needs.