A Stress-Free Guide to Re-Decorating Your Home
Are you planning to revamp your home to make it look exactly how you want? If so, you may be approaching the project with a little trepidation. A complete home makeover can be an exciting, yet daunting task.
Your home is your sanctuary, and the place that you spend the bulk of your time. It is only natural that you want it to reflect your style and your tastes.
Making over your home is a satisfying project and one that can not only enhance your living space but also add value to your home too.
Many people are put off by undertaking substantial home improvements. It is because of the mess and disruption that they cause. Of course, the expense too.
Each of these factors can make transforming the look of your home a stressful process. Thankfully, there are ways to alleviate the stress and create a home that looks fantastic without causing you too much hassle.
Here’s how to do it:
Budget For It
Spiralling costs when you renovate your home can lead to many sleepless nights. To prevent this, it is a good idea to set pretty strict limits on what you plan to spend and then stick to these.
Get quotes for all the work that needs to be completed to prevent any nasty surprises cropping up.
It is also wise to have a bit of money set aside for a contingency fund so that you are not desperately trying to find the money to cover any problems that arise.
Have a Clear Out
Having a clear-out before you start on your home makeover is a good idea for two reasons. Firstly, you will have less clutter to work around when you are trying to complete your decorating.
Secondly, you can clear out furniture and decorative items that won’t match your current scheme. You may be able to sell the items you no longer want or need to raise some funds for your new décor scheme.
If you have items that aren’t essential, or will be in the way during your décor update, then it is a good idea to get them out of the way where they can be kept safe.
A great way of keeping your belongings safe is to hire storage units where they can be securely stored. They’ll be ready when you are ready to have them back.
Take it One Step at a Time
A big mistake often made when redecorating is to do too much at once. It’s easy to get carried away and to try and tackle lots of rooms at once.
However, doing this often equals a ton of stress to deal with.
Having a few partly finished rooms in your home can be overwhelming. It can make it tricky to know where you should be focusing your attention.
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Working your way through your house systematically will give you the satisfaction of seeing the results of your hard work much faster.
Believe me, it will make the whole process much less stressful and disruptive.
Do you have anything to add to this stress-free guide to re-decorating your home?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.