A clean sheet: small changes around the house can make a big difference in lockdown

With so many Australians still disrupted by the pandemic, home improvement projects can restore a sense of control

I have grown tired of my one-bedroom apartment. It started last year, when we were first plunged into lockdown. As it turns out, a bedroom, bathroom, and living area is a very small space to share with a partner 24/7.

The build up to claustrophobia was gradual – at first, spending chunks of time at home surrounded by my things felt novel, comforting even. Then the familiar became overly familiar. So we bought new cushions, swapped our coffee table, and organised the linen closet. Those stopgaps worked.

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