When the pandemic hit, a large portion of American workers transitioned to remote jobs. All day and all night, they were trapped in the same house with the same view while having little opportunity to seek entertainment elsewhere. While exterior decorating was on the rise before the shutdowns occurred, it soared like never before after the continued isolation of social distancing. Exterior decorating has many bonuses, especially these three benefits remote workers love.
3 Benefits Remote Workers Get from Exterior Decorating
Space is coveted, and anything you can do to enlarge your livable or functional home space is worth its weight in gold. Jane Latman, president of HGTV, told the Washington Post. “It’s a natural desire to enlarge a home’s square footage, and this is easier than putting on an addition.” From outdoor kitchens to patios to pools to play spaces, there are many options on how to increase space.
A Safe Place to Play
With social distancing requirements and restricted access to entertainment culling the excitement to go out and explore, many remote workers suddenly felt cooped up and bored at home. Cabin fever was becoming a severe problem! Exterior decorating allowed remote workers to create a safe place to play. Whether they designed a playground for their kids, set up a mini-golf course, installed an outdoor kitchen, or simply designed a personal outdoor oasis to escape the chaos, it was safe and fun!
Health and Wellness
Being trapped inside is not suitable for the mind or body, and many remote workers suffered from anxiety, depression, and a decrease in health at the start and throughout the pandemic. Luckily, exterior decorating provided homeowners willing to make a change a better chance at health and wellness. Utilizing that outdoor space to exercise, meditate, relax, or reconvene with nature allowed them to escape the monotony of the same four walls and pursue healthier decisions.
Are you a remote worker looking to revitalize your outdoor space? Landscaping and hardscaping can add value to your life as well as your property when done well. Give us a call at Design Scapes Inc. for more information about how we can turn your outdoor space from boring to beautiful today.