If you stop for a few minutes and take a look around your home, you probably see some things that you would love to change.Whether it is the downstairs, the upstairs, perhaps even the attic or basement (if you have one or both), one or more things likely has caught your eye over time. As a result, you are tempted to make some changes around the home.
Doing that is of course a lot easier when money is not all that big of an issue.
In the event you have some changes in mind for your home, where do you start?
For some homeowners, that start begins one room at a time. To do much of or the entire house at once can leave you more than a little overwhelmed.
With that being the case, is your home’s interior ready for a change?
Bringing a New Look to Your Residence
So that you can get and enjoy the look and feel of your home the way you truly want it, keep these tips in mind:
- Rooms – Whether you want to redesign the kitchen, bedroom or bedrooms, living room, dining room, perhaps even the basement or attic, the best advice is not ripping up the entire home all at one time. In the event you do that, you run the risk of having not only a mess on your hands, but turning your home into a maze of mini renovation projects going on all at one time. Take it one room at a time, focusing on the most important need first. For example, given the amount of time you (and your family or guests) spend in the living room, maybe tackle this area first. You can do this by adding things such as new carpeting or hardwood floors, repainting from ceiling to bottom, bringing in new furniture and more. In moving to the kitchen, while you may want to change the flooring and/or the walls, in some cases, just adding new pieces from Weston Table or another such provider can make quite a difference. Whether you want new wine glasses, pewter or ceramic dishes, wall hangings, cutlery sets, the list could literally go on and on. When it comes to the guest room, how much time and effort you sink into here will of course depend on the average number of times a year the room is used. You can decorate the room to give it a warmer feeling, especially if it is rather dark due to limited lighting. Placing a quilt on the wall, hanging some nicely framed pictures, even putting up a cedar board or two on the walls, these are all ways to dress up a room that may or may not get tons of activity;
- Timing – As mentioned earlier, try your best not to tear everything all up at the same time. The last thing you want (or need for that matter) is having multiple rooms in the home amiss all at once. Also do your best to avoid major renovations during the holiday season, especially if you have guests visiting. One of the problems with this (besides space) is the threat of people being injured by falling over something etc. If you must get renovations started before the holidays, work on those rooms where guests are less likely to spend time in;
- Costs – Even if money is not your top priority, you don’t want to plow through a ton of your savings or inflate your credit card unreasonably with a bunch of home interior renovations all at once. Take the time to see which project or projects should get the most emphasis. As it turns out, some rooms may just need a fresh coat of paint here and there, a good carpet cleaning etc. to turn them back into looking nearly new once again.
As you ponder changes to your home’s interior, having a strategy in place to get it right the first time around is important.
By either hiring an interior designer or leaning on one or more of your friends or family members who may have a knack for such a thing, you can come to a better home in no time.