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23, Jun
10 Tips to set up the Ideal Home Office

10 Tips to set up the Ideal Home Office – Today’s guest blog is by Eric D. Davis, Attorney at Law. The opinions expressed by the author in this and all guest blogs are not necessarily those of Gotcha Covered.

Home Office

10 Tips to set up the Ideal Home Office

Working from home was a growing trend, and following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, is has become a necessity. Remote working has always been convenient, and now it is also the safest option in these dire circumstances. People who are still new to the home office concept might be facing various difficulties and challenges. The environment at home is obviously a lot different than our regular workplace, so adjusting to the change takes time. Setting up a proper home office shall certainly get you back on track and bring back those productive days.

Follow these ten amazing tips to establish an ideal working space:

1.      Get the Right Chair

If your chair isn’t comfortable, you will not be able to stay put and focus on your work. The seat must neither be hard nor too soft. It must provide good support to your back and lower body. Order a professional chair online (one that has good ratings and reviews), because torturing yourself with an old dining chair is as questionable as a criminal offense.

2.      Ace the Ergonomics

The placement of furniture and all your computing accessories must follow the law of ergonomics. Remember that injuries incurred at home will not be covered by your employer’s worker’s compensation insurance.

3.      Pick a Bright Spot

Do not attempt to recreate the cubicle at work. Avoid setting up your workstation in a dark and gloomy corner. Opt for a spacious spot, such as the vacant guest room that has a window. The window will illuminate the room with natural sunlight and provide an outdoor view; both aspects will suffice a calming and soothing effect.

4.      Add elements of Nature

A few potted plants in the room should nourish the atmosphere and enhance the aesthetics of the room.

5.      Stock Up

You don’t want to leave your home office every few minutes to fetch something from another part of the house; it is not only disturbing but also kills valuable time. Keep some extra supplies of stationery, and maybe a few snacks to keep you chained to your workstation.

6.      Organize your Stuff

A messy room has the power of extracting all your positive energy and replacing it with fatigue. De-clutter your working space by organizing all your stuff. This way, you won’t lose things, nor give yourself a headache.

7.      Personalize

Add some personality to your home office by incorporating things that make you happy. You may add a colorful rug, put up inspiring wall art, add googly eyes to the printer, hang fancy lights, retrieve small action figures for your desk, and bring in a few scented candles if that’s your thing. When you make the space yours, you will cherish the time spent within.

8.      Don’t add too much Color

Do not go overboard with decorating your home office. The goal is to make it appealing, not distracting. Painting the walls a vivid color like watermelon red or sunny yellow might make the place feel cramped and intrusive. Go for neutral shades and save your anime-themed props for another room.

9.      Make it a Sacred Space

Keep your home office off-limits for other family members during working hours. You do not want to mix your professional life with family law, as it will affect the peace of both worlds.

10. Keep it Clean

If you regularly participate in video conferences, keep your home office presentable. Cleaning and tidying up on a regular basis shall leave a lasting impression on peers and make you feel good about yourself.

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24, Mar
5 Awesome Spare Room Remodeling Ideas

5 Awesome Spare Room Remodeling Ideas – Today’s guest blog is by Pasadena Criminal Defense Attorney. The opinions expressed by the author in this and all guest blogs are not necessarily those of Gotcha Covered.

Spare Room Remodeling Ideas

5 Awesome Spare Room Remodeling Ideas

Most of the time a spare room is converted into a guest bedroom, but perhaps you already got that covered. Some of us do not get that many guests, especially the kind who would stay the night at our home; therefore, dedicating the extra space for something personal may be a more practical approach. Putting yourself first is not a criminal offense, so turn this room into a project that accentuates your well-being. Try out one or more of these amazing ideas to make the best of your home’s unused area:

1.    For Experimentation or Self Expression

Many of us hesitate upon trying bold colors when it comes to home décor. Shades of white and beige usually feel like the safest bet, while our heart yearns for popping pink or ravishing blue. The spare room can be utilized to live all our wildest fantasies, as long as it does not create a medical malpractice lawsuit. The walls can be used as a canvas to test several ideas or judge your own creativity. If the experiment goes well, you may confidently apply it to the actual room.

2.    Library & Study Room

Despite all the technological advances, reading old-fashioned books remains a popular hobby among individuals of all ages. If you are one of those bookworms who are constantly running out of shelves and boxes to store their collection, the thought of a private library might intrigue you. You can finally display your books in a devoted space and bask in their glory. The book-dominated layout creates a perfect setting for reading and studying.

3.    Home Gym/Exercise Space

Fitness enthusiasts should use this opportunity to invest in a temple for their bodies. Turn the spare room into a gym or retreat for yoga/aerobics. Exercising in the bedroom or living room is certainly not very comfortable because furniture and other family members might be in your way. Equip the spare room with your preferred machinery or exercise gear (yoga mats, dumbbells, exercise ball, etc.) and pursue your fitness regime in vigor. You can add in a smart T.V, music system, and motivational posters to enhance the experience.

4.    Personal Cinema

Commercial cinemas can be too crowded, expensive, or far away for many of us. If you prefer to watch movies at home with your loved ones or by yourself, yet miss the theatrics of a real cinema, it’s time to get your own screen. Movie buffs should invest in a projector and a popcorn machine if they want to take things up a notch. A white wall, daybed, soft rug, and a few throw pillows/bean bags will do the trick. Consider making the room ‘soundproof’ in order to avoid interfering with the neighbors’ civil rights.

5.    Playroom for the Kids

Having multiple kids in the house is fun, but the commotion is often challenging. Children are curious and they have twice the energy of an average adult. Thus, turning your spare room into a playroom can help keep them busy and bring harmony to the household. Deck this room with your children’s treasured toys and supplies of their favorite activities. Allow them to be messy and imaginative in this space, so they can freely discover themselves and you can focus on your own to-do list.

5 Awesome Spare Room Remodeling Ideas

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2, Feb
Cheap Tricks to Transform Your Home Living Space

Cheap Tricks to Transform Your Home Living Space – Today’s guest blog is by the Law Office of Seth K. Bell. The opinions expressed by the author in this and all guest blogs are not necessarily those of Gotcha Covered.

Your Home Living Space

Cheap Tricks to Transform Your Home Living Space

Do you ever feel like your living room could use more color or your bedroom gives off vibes of ‘boredom’? This means some redecorating is inevitable because the way your living space looks can affect your mood and energy. A dull environment can make you feel wearisome, whereas vibrant aesthetics shall make you feel cheerful and uplifted. You do not need to hire a professional interior decorator or an experienced Estate Planner to transform your dwelling. Not all of us can afford an extreme makeover or complete renovation, and that is the least of your problems. Adding a bunch of inexpensive elements can instantly liven up your place and make it feel more like home.

Create an Accent Wall

If all the walls of your room are painted the same boring color, it’s no surprise the space looks so plain and lackluster. You can create an accent wall by covering one of the walls in some funky wallpaper. Choose a color and pattern that makes the wall stand out and complements the other elements of the room. You can also choose a bright contrasting paint color to make an accent wall stand out.

Incorporate Elements of Nature

Potted plants add some greenery and a breath of fresh air. They are low maintenance and work well with all kinds of color schemes. A snake plant, rubber tree, peace lily, and Aloe Vera are some good options to consider. You can also opt for artificial plantation or flowers as an alternative.

Add a Mirror

A mirror will add depth to your room and make it look wider. Instead of shopping at cookie-cutter furniture stores, take a look at downtown markets selling second-hand stuff. You are bound to find something cheap yet unique, which will snatch the attention of your guests.

Throw Pillows

Get a bunch of decorative cushions/throw pillows from Ikea or somewhere and place them all over the space. Your gloomy-looking couch and tedious armchairs will suddenly spring to life. You will be surprised how much difference a little fluff, color, and pattern can make.

Cute Rugs

A barren floor can make the room look icy or hollow. Adding one or more flamboyant rugs will spice up the environment and provide some coziness in the winters. You can find many affordable options in thrift shops, on Amazon, and eBay.

Wall Art

Empty walls are wasted space and promote a sensation of loneliness. Instead of buying pricey pieces of hanging art, you can take up DIY projects. There is an artist in everyone, so utilize your creativity to make your space a prettier place. Order a couple of cut-rate frames and use them to display your photography, sketches, abstract art, embroidery, or printed pictures/quotes.

Change up the Lighting

The right kind of lighting can make the ugliest room look like a five-star hotel suite. Aside from the conventional ceiling lights, add a few table/floor lamps, hanging fairy lights, candles and perhaps some fluorescent trinkets. If your budget allows, you can even install a chandelier or some of those fancy wall bulb holders.


Make sure to refer to your area’s Landlord-Tenant law before initiating any drastic changes. The ideas mentioned above are generally harmless, so they can be applied to a rented apartment. Have fun redecorating and turn your monotonous lodging into a delightful haven.

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29, Jan
Improve Your Decor with Custom Window Treatments

Improve Your Decor with Custom Window Treatments – Today’s guest blog is by The Traylor Law Firm. The opinions expressed by the author in this and all guest blogs are not necessarily those of Gotcha Covered.

Improve Your Decor with Custom Window Treatments

Improve Your Decor with Custom Window Treatments

Windows are an integral part of a home; the way they are designed or decorated adds to the overall aesthetic value. While the outside look of a window can be enhanced with a customized balcony, fancy glass/frame/railing, and the right shade of paint, the insides can be decorated with blinds, shades or curtains, or a combination of all. Window Treatments that match the rest of the room’s interior can definitely boost the decor and beauty of your house. They are vital for adding privacy and protection from outdoor extremities, such as cold, heat, sunlight, and wind.

Open windows may provide a better view, but do not leave with the option of privacy. How can people comfortably live in a space where they are constantly visible to people on the other side of a window? People already post too much of their lives on the internet, so some sacred moments should remain behind closed doors and windows.

When you’re moving into a new house or renovating your old home, window treatments such as blinds, shades, and draperies are fundamental to the process. ‘Who cares about the windows’ said no one ever. Nobody wishes to be completely exposed or concealed from the outdoors at all times. Window Blinds and Window Shades are adjustable, so you can control your surroundings in accordance with your comfort and needs. You would not want to block a nice view, hinder the sun’s warmth, or obstruct bright light during all hours of the day. A window without window coverings is like an empty canvas, and you are the artist who must bring life to it.

Shopping for home décor is fun, especially when the market is so diverse and there is so much to choose from. The modern era has quite a lot to offer in the window treatment department. The varieties of materials, colors, and designs are endless, which allows us to bring something exceptional to our home’s interior decoration. Gone are the days when dull-looking identical window curtains were seen in every room of the house. Nowadays, it’s all about mix & match, creativity, innovation, and standing out.

When you shop for window blinds, window shades or curtains, you will find them in many different materials. The assortment of traditional and contemporary drapes is overwhelming indeed. There are options for everyone, with regard to climate conditions, personal preferences, and allergies. Similarly, blinds are manufactured using different materials as well, you can pick wood, plastic, metal, or fabric. Blinds, shades, and curtains are available in multiple colors and patterns. You can go for solid colors, contrasting shades, flowery themes, or select a custom-made design.

A combination of blinds, shades, and curtains provides better privacy and functions as multiple layers of insulation against low and high temperatures. They are sold in different sizes and there are options for every budget. Most window treatments are durable, easy to clean and make your home a cozier place.

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