Four months ago, the future looked bleak for Co Fermanagh beauty therapist Jeanette Guy.
Having already been forced to pull the shutters down on her Flawless Beauty salon in Irvinestown, and with her other role at the spa in Lough Erne Golf Resort on hold due to Covid-19, the prospect of losing the business she had spent eight years building up was very real.
In the end the answer to her worries was closer to home than she thought and rather than sit back and let her salon dreams disappear she embarked on some new business-building of her own.
Just a few weeks later she's taken working from home to a whole new level and completed her own fully equipped day-spa and beauty salon in her back garden.
"The beauty industry has been hit really hard by coronavirus," said Jeanette, who will be welcoming the first clients to her newly constructed business base this morning.
"I actually had to close down the salon a couple of weeks earlier than others as my severe asthma put me in the high risk category. I had to shield, so I just couldn't work.
"For a while at the start it was very difficult to see a way back," she said.
"I bought a hot tub to cheer myself up at the start of all this as I knew I'd be spending a lot of time at home, but by Easter time, when there looked to be little prospect of getting back to the salon in the near future, I started to think about ways to try to keep the business going before it was too late.
"I started to think that maybe working from home was going to be the future for me.
"My kids, Sasha and Corey, were out in the garden, helping to tidy things up and paint fences. The space was there so I thought why not give it a go? It just seemed too good an idea not to try," said Jeanette.
Jeanette's boyfriend, Kieran Fee, by day a plumber based in Dublin, stepped in and despite neither of them having any real building experience, they took the plunge and set about creating a home-designed, purpose built log cabin around the hot tub.
"To be honest, we had no idea how it would turn out. Neither of us have done anything like this before, but we worked hard, roped in the kids to help and a couple of Kieran's friends."
Jeanette is just putting the finishing touches to her new spa, which also houses her own beauty salon, ready for the first clients to arrive.
"It's exciting but I'm nervous too as you never know what people will think until you let them come in," she said.
"I'm lucky that I had built up a good number of loyal customers over the years and hopefully they will see the effort I've put in to keep the business going and continue to support me.
"We had no professional help, no contractors and learned as we went along.
"We started off with a base of 12 wooden pallets and just went from there, learning all the time, coming up with new ideas along the way.
"It's a complete DIY job but I'm delighted with the way it's turned out. I got exactly what I wanted.
"I'm always tempted now just to go in there and lock the door to have the place to myself, but as it's separate from the house I can close the door on the business at night and walk away, even if that is hard to do!"
Jeanette is again ready to offer the full range of day spa and beauty treatments, but admitted she's still nervous about getting the business up and running again.
"At the start of this I didn't know if it would survive," she said. "Like so many more in the beauty industry the work just stopped overnight with no idea of when we would be able to get back to working again earning money again.
"I was terrified in this first few weeks. I'm terrified again but for a different reason. We've put a lot of hard work into this project and getting it ready to operate. Now the scary bit is seeing if it takes off.
"But I think a lot more beauty salons will be looking at the option of operating from home in the future. It will be a struggle for all of them to survive after what has been a terribly scary time."
Find out more about Jeanette's Flawless Beauty at www.facebook.com/Flawlessbeautybynetty/