Want a Beautiful House? Make a Plan!
I recently wrote an article called “Out with the Old- Ten Ways to Make Your House Beautiful in 2018” which provides 10 tips to make your house more beautiful. I thought you might be interested in a little more detail on how to implement some of these tips.
Make a Plan
You are much more likely to get the end result you want if you start with a plan!
Often, people start buying things they like, hoping that it will all work together. This may not work because the styles or colors may not fit well together, or they may end up buying too many colors and patterns because they have no unifying theme to work toward.
Sometimes homeowners select finishes such as flooring and countertops, and get excited and rush into other aspects such as painting and selecting furniture without thinking it all through. I get it, once you start, it’s hard to pause because you just want to see the end result!
To get an end result that will make you happy, pause…., take time, and make a plan first.
How do you develop a great plan?
- Start with your vision. Say you want to redo your master bedroom. Picture what your perfect master bedroom would look and feel like if you could have everything you want with no limitations. What would make you happy? How would you feel in the space? What activities do you want to do in the space? What style is the space? Do you like to change things up on a regular basis and want future flexibility or do you want the space to stay the same for a long time? Once you have the ideal room in your mind, you can try to work with your space, budget and time to create something as close as possible to your dream room.