Friday, August 11, 2017

Stop Focusing on Targeted Renovations and Start Looking at the Bigger Picture!

When was the last time hired a contractor to perform a renovation or suited-up and got your hands dirty to fix up your home? Chances are, you probably focused on a specific room or part of your home. For example, many people like to renovate their bedrooms to give themselves a more comfortable place to sleep. They enjoy their new decor and the comfort they experience in their new sheets, but what about the rest of the home?

When you renovate a room or make drastic changes to your home, it’s important to remember the bigger picture. Your entire home needs to be changed to accommodate certain things, which is why it’s important to try and steer away from targeted renovations. To illustrate the point better, here are a couple of examples of what you should and shouldn’t do when you next renovate your home.


Mismatching decor is the enemy of all designers

When you spend a lot of effort designing a room, you probably put a lot of money into changing the decor from the ground up. For example, it’s not uncommon to change wallpaper or paint the room a different colour, and you may even swap the floors out for something more modern. However, if you have mismatching decor that contrasts too heavily with the rest of your home, then it’ll give your home a strange imbalanced feel. To combat this, make sure you do larger renovations first.

For instance, if you plan to change the floors in your home, then do it all at once instead of working on one room at a time. Some common examples include swapping carpets for laminate or wood flooring (or vice versa). If you have a few rooms that look more modern and stylish than other rooms, then it creates a strange feeling throughout your home that is strange to live in. This might be fine if you’re living alone, but if you have family or guests over then it might feel like there’s some room favouritism and no one enjoys being in a room that hasn’t seen much care at all.

Don’t neglect the exterior of your home

Renovations typically take place on the inside of your home because it’s where you spend most of your time. However, that’s not to say that you can just completely neglect the outside of your home. Make sure you take the time to maintain your roof, mow the lawn and take care of your yard if you want the best for your entire home. As the title of the article implies, you need to start looking at the bigger picture and renovate your house, not rooms. Some good examples include slate roofing to give your house a modern updated look, and fixing up any kind of fences you have by repairing or replacing them can add a nice border around your property.

In short, just remember to keep your entire home renovated. Don’t focus too much on single rooms or areas—focus on the bigger picture if you want to make your house as beautiful as it can be.

xxo
Kim

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