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Change Is Good

Holiday decorations have been put away and now your home is feeling a bit bare. This is a great time to think about redecorating your space. Redecorating can come in many different forms, from just changing up the window treatments to changing the whole room. You can decide what your time and budget will allow.

Start your redecorating by deciding on what space to change in the New Year. A full room redo is an option if your budget allows. Smaller projects are also something to look at. You may have a small space you can take on or even just certain elements in a larger room.  Another option is to change a few things in a couple different rooms to give the whole house an updated feel.  Any little change can give a space a new look.

Once you know what space you are redecorating, spend time looking for ideas. There are endless ways to gather ideas for a project.

  • A quick online search will yield countless websites full of design ideas.

  • Browse the magazine rack at the book store for decorating or remodeling magazines.

  • Check to see if there is a home building and remodeling show in your area. This would be a good place to get ideas, and also to get answers to any questions you might have about your project, from seasoned professionals.  

  • Wander through stores with home accessories or furniture. Look around to see if anything fits your style.  

  • Tour model homes.  SCI Real Estate’s development in Hartland, Four Wind West, currently has (5) model homes on display from (5) different builders.  Each model will have a different style so allow enough time to tour them all, or schedule a private showing with the builders.

As you gather your information and decide on a space, another decision will be whether your project will be a DIY – Do It Yourself – or if you will enlist the help of professionals. Many people enjoy doing projects themselves and it can also save money. Others prefer outside help. Some of this will depend on the project.  Larger projects may need contractors to take on work that need city permits or more expertise in a certain area. 

While redecorating or remodeling, be prepared for the unexpected. Your ideas can change as the project progresses, or you may run into an issue that will lead the project in a different direction. Problem solving is an inevitable part of the remodeling process. Try not to stress about it.  Work through the details, and the end result will be well worth it.

These are a few things to think about when changing your space in the New Year. Once your project is complete, sit back and enjoy the change.  Change is good.

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