By Meg Walburn Viviano 

When Dorothy clicked her sparkly, red heels with each other and wished, “There’s no position like house!” she experienced not expended an total year confined to her residence staying away from a deadly pandemic. 

As our state ordered that we remain absent from community places in 2020, most of us had never been compelled to continue to be home right before. None of us quite realized how to react or how we’d adapt to the challenge, which was unprecedented in our era. A surprising set of trends emerged: home enhancements, Do it yourself assignments within and outdoors, and a tremendous-warm housing sector. 

In retrospect, this will make fantastic feeling. When you are stuck at residence, you can beautify and make improvements to it to take pleasure in it far more. If it feels like the partitions are closing in on you, obtain a new residence with new scenery. These trends arrived on whole force in Chesapeake Place, and have not slowed down—even as vaccines are now available to just about absolutely everyone, and we can see a light at the conclusion of the remain-at-dwelling tunnel. 

Home projects, residence purchasing, and beautifying spaces remain best of head for the reason that the possibilities are correct in entrance of our noses. And this problem of CBM Bay Weekly—our Household & Back garden special edition—arrives appropriate on time to give you assets and advice.  

As Maryland enjoys amazing spring weather, you may well be itching to plant a backyard garden, or spruce yours up with new bouquets and vegetation. Our backyard garden expert, Gardening for Wellness columnist Maria Value, shares (with enthusiasm!) her perception on trendy new crops, help for vegetable garden inexperienced persons and heaps of options for people with confined space ( 

We referred to as on professionals from community firms for ideas to refresh your residence décor, essential steps for a cleaner dwelling, and ideas on where by to pay back unique attention outdoors your dwelling this spring. We’re also speaking with the region’s serious estate leaders about how to get ahead if you are obtaining or marketing in this quite lively sector (see our special segment garden/). 

If The Wizard of Oz’s Dorothy had been under quarantine and digital learning for the calendar year, she might have been tempted to continue to be more than the rainbow a small longer. 

But with a clean round of advancements inside of and outdoors your household, you too will soon be saying, “There’s no put like property!”