Prioritizing projects in your new home

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Prioritizing projects in your new homeHome buyers get overwhelmed when they move into a new home trying to figure out where to start.  The bedroom may need painting, the wallpaper in the kitchen really doesn’t fit your style, or the bathrooms may have that 1980’s look.  For a while, it can feel like you are living in someone else’s house.  Here are some of my tips on how to prioritize home projects to transform your house into your home.

  • Children’s bedrooms should be the first project undertaken so that they feel comfortable and excited about their new home.
  • Replacing window treatments and painting are the quickest ways to remove the old homeowner’s personality.
  • Make sure your purchases are part of a well-defined plan for the decor in each room.  If you don’t know what you are looking for, how are you going to know when you find it?   When I work with clients, I create a floor plan which is the canvas that allows me to assign colors and patterns in the space based on the Principles of Art and Design such as: balance, repetition, and proportion.  With my affordable Design Action Plan Service, I give you a detailed shopping list and you manage your interior decorating project, at your own pace, through retail stores and catalogs.
  • Don’t just replace the intolerable with the tolerable, find something you love.
  • Take a full inventory of all the projects that you’d like to do and estimate the required budgets.  Oftentimes, clients haven’t shopped for furniture in many years so their budgets are unrealistic.  I teach clients what they can expect to pay for the level of quality they are looking for.  You can educate yourself by refreshing your memory at websites of your favorite furniture stores.
  • It can get overwhelming, so completing a quick, affordable project can give you a sense of accomplishment and a boost of motivation to keep going.
  • It is better to have one room completely done than to have a lot of half-finished spaces.  If your budget doesn’t allow you to do it all at once, work step by step to get that space to completion without getting distracted by other projects.

Are you overwhelmed by the decorating or remodeling projects you need to do to make your new house feel like your own?

Once you’re settled in and ready to get started transforming your house into a home, I can help you avoid costly mistakes, educate you on how best to invest your budget, and give you confidence that the selections you make will work as a cohesive whole. Call me at 484.995.3958 for a consultation.

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