Like your home but feel bored by it? Want to rearrange your space but don’t know where to start? Let’s start at the beginning by taking the mystery out of space planning. Apply the 7 tips below, and you’ll once again love your home and never again settle for boring!
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You have a home. You have a weekend. What you don’t have is money for a home makeover. That may be a challenge for some, but you’re reading The Absolutely Free One-Weekend Home Makeover. You’ll learn five easy steps to transform your home into a space that inspires you the moment you walk through that door—without spending a dime.
When you have kids, it feels soooo good to shut their bedroom door and realize you’re about to enjoy a few minutes without running, jumping, screaming, fighting and crying—which can occur in any combination or simultaneously. Re-entering that room can lead to more crying. This time by you when you see the category 4 hurricane that hit while you were gone. Will this blog teach your kids to be neat and saintly? No. Will it help you create a safe space that’s harder to mess up and easier to pick up? Definitely.
Please welcome our next guest blogger, Chloe Taylor. She blogs on all things art and interior design and today we are lucky enough to have her write a blog just for The Redesign Habit on Mediterranean interiors!
Recite after me: “You can change the look of your space without spending a ton of money.” I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. But you may wonder if I practice what I preach. Well, this blog should convince you that, yes, I most certainly do! Read on to see how!
I think we could all agree that usually the worst part of any remodel is the demo. I mean, it’s messy, loud, hard physical work, and you just never know what you are going to find underneath. Am I right? Yes, thank you! Well unfortunately, there isn’t any way I know of to get to the good stuff of putting in new countertops, backsplashes, painting, etc. without the demo part. So here is the first part of our story.
Okay, so what happens when you decide to remodel your kitchen and two bathrooms, have a wedding shower coming up in a few weeks for your daughter, have a friend coming to stay a few days after said shower, your other daughter moving back home, and……no good place for either said guest or returning child? Well, I can tell you what happens! Chaos….pure chaos….Okay so maybe I’m being a little over-dramatic but still. It’s been a rough few weeks with a few more yet to come!
What, you might ask, are you talking about! Well, you see the story goes something like this. We have been in our home for a couple of years now and despite all the work we have done on the house to update it, I’m somehow just not feeling it as my “forever home”. So we have sort of started checking out other houses in the area (we love our neighborhood!) and we just aren’t seeing too awful much that makes us think, “wow, this is the one!”
As you go about the process of redoing a space in your home during 2016, you will want to think about space planning as part of that process.
Oftentimes you can find yourself frustrated by a space that doesn’t live up to its potential. In all of these cases and more, space planning can save the day! Some people have a gift for space planning and can do it effortlessly. For others it requires more effort. Some don’t even try—they shove furniture against the walls and call it good. For good. I promise, if you use the tips below and put a little effort into space planning, you will enjoy your home a lot more.
I’m sure a lot of you wish your kidlet’s room or playroom could be neater—you know, a room you can actually walk through without injuring yourself on the latest action figure. Anyone with kids or grandkids can empathize. It’s a dream we all share—being able to walk freely throughout our homes without tripping. Read on and learn how to return your child’s space to an organized, safe zone that you dare enter.