Saturday, October 28, 2017

Budget Accessories Can Transform A Room

If you want to per up the color palette or character of your home but don't have the budget to redecorate every room, here are some ideas on how a few small touches can get big results.
 - Be inspired by the seasons.  Use object that reflect the weather outside.
 - Stools are perfect accessories. The are a great spot for extra guest seating or to place a tray with food and drinks.
 - Begin with a rug. An area rug becomes a focal point and can define an area in a room.
 - Pillows.  The easiest way to add color and textures to a room is by placing some interesting pillows on your sofa and chairs.
 - Display your favorite accessories.
 - Artful display. Organize accessories into groupings to have visual impact.
 - Table accessories.  Set your table as if you were dressing it---accessorize.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Preparing For The Construction Crew

You are remodeling your home, and you are going to be living in the home during the construction.  It is not only the physical changes but it emotionally feels like your nest is being torn apart.
There are a few things you can do to make life easier during the transition to your dream home space:
     1.  If you are remodeling the kitchen, you need to create a space where you can prepare foods you need like, coffee, light breakfast, lunch and dinner---even if it is reheating to-go food or frozen dinner. A coffee maker and microwave are essential.
     2.  If you are remodeling your bathroom, you need to know from the plumber how long your toilet and shower will be unusable, and maybe plan your day to shower at your gym after your workout, or everyone who lives in the home uses the same bathroom.
     3.  When redoing your floors you need to get all items off the floor, so you can store these items on temporary shelving or rolling clothes racks in rooms that are not effected by the flooring---even bathrooms or laundry rooms or the garage.
     4.  When remodeling a basement you can plan to bring the items usually stored there into a temporary storage locker.  And it may be a great time to toss items that you no longer need.