Is there a room in your home that you walk into and constantly think, “Man, I’m sick of this room” or “I wish I could redo this room”? Maybe you think you don’t have the time, energy, or budget to do anything about it. Well, I’m here to tell you that you do! You can do so much with very little effort, time, or money. Want to hear what those things are? I thought so! Here we go!
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Today we are sharing a blog from The Interior Frugalista, a fantastic DIY blogger with great ideas. She was kind enough to use my book on her last redesign project and share the outcome in her latest blog. If you don't already follow her, check out her website and blog. On to the project!
As you are going through the process of redoing a space in your home, consider focal points. They are one thing that will help you ground your space and make it feel complete when it’s all done. So as you consider paint colors, furniture choices, and window treatments, don’t forget focal points!
I know. You’re thinking no way. You think you’ve used every square inch of available space in your home. If you’re starved for space and think you’re already using every bit you have, I challenge you to read this blog and then walk through your home. With a keen eye and newfound knowledge, I’ll bet you can find some additional storage.
When we moved into our new house a year ago, at the top of my GIANT to-do list was the master bedroom, which the prior residents had used as a family room. The 20’ by 20’ room was an add-on that could be used for several purposes, but since it had a walk-in closet an en suite bath, to us empty nesters this was a no brainer. Giant master bedroom suite, please! Read this post to see how we did it.
If you read the Master Bedroom Makeover-Part 1, you know all the steps it took to bring our master bedroom out of the dark ages for a much-needed update.
The last step (the cliffhanger for this post) involved our 20’ x 20’ ceiling—a project so large it deserves its own blog - and this is it! Read on to see how we tackled the beast.
When it comes to getting amazing results from your painting project, the devil’s in the details. Read this blog & learn the 6 essential tips for great painting results!
When you redesign a space, lighting may not be high on your list of options. You might think “There’s nothing ‘wrong’ with my current lighting” or “Lighting changes will probably require an expensive electrician.” If this sounds familiar, I encourage you to consider the important ways lighting can dramatically improve a space. Read this post for a beginners guide to lighting!
Does this sound familiar? You know you saw the perfect fabric for your master bedroom makeover—in fact, you planned to base your entire color scheme on this fabric but you can’t quite remember where you saw it or exactly what it looked like because you saw it three months ago when you were out running other errands and now that you’re ready for it: Poof! It’s gone. Well, I’ve got a solution for you. It’s an inspiration board and besides being fun, it can be a lifesaver when it comes to tackling bigger design and redesign projects. Read this post to learn how to make an inspiration board.
Do you hate your existing kitchen countertops? Are they a hideous laminate or those old tiles with nasty grout you fear is never really clean? Have I got a fix for you. It’s not a permanent fix, mind you. It will require touch-up from time to time, but it’s a great way to enjoy your kitchen until you can afford the countertops of your dreams.