Our IT Radix team members have been making the most of their time at home during the pandemic

Due to COVID-19 and our socially distanced work-from-home efforts, our IT Radix team is spending A LOT more time at home these days. From a recent Polly poll in Microsoft Teams, we learned that over half of our staff have been tackling home improvement projects this past year.

Being home so much has forced us to take a closer look at our surroundings and at what we might not normally see. Many of us find ourselves binge watching HGTV and getting inspiration from home improvement shows. Ken decided that it’s time to address items that needed to be fixed around his home after walking by things many more times a day now. He’s been undertaking minor updates to keep things clean and fresh. Now that Jandy is sharing her home office with her husband, she decided it was time for a home office makeover. A freshly painted and organized office space does wonders to reducing stress. Amy repurposed her guest bedroom to become Ollie’s room—her pet mini pig—complete with a twin bed, rooting mat and red barn mural.

Buying a new home during the pandemic lead some of our staff to tackle a wide variety of projects. Melissa has been busy sanding/repainting her stairs, putting up a back splash in her kitchen and even removing boulders from her backyard. Robin perfected her chalk painting skills and refurbished her bathroom vanities and cabinets. Tommy’s home improvements are too many to list. He’s most proud of rewiring his entire house and rebuilding a chandelier—something that he’s never done before.

Some of our staff found their inner Tim “The Toolman” Taylor and tackled some building projects at home. Joey totally rebuilt a new kitchen from the bottom up, doing everything except installing the granite countertops. Mike honed his woodworking skills and built a beautiful arch for his daughter’s Disney-themed wedding. Cathy built the ultimate backyard “She Shed”—a welcome retreat where she can relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.

So, the next time a Zoom call invites you into the home of a friend or colleague, check out their backgrounds. You may be inspired to do some home improvements of your own.

We have an interesting crew with a variety of skill sets here at IT Radix.  Learn more about all of our IT Radix team members here.

First published in our February 2021 IT Radix Resource newsletter