Bright Home Ideas
Expert advice to turn those New Year's home resolutions into reality
In every nook, within any cranny, there’s a resolution waiting to be made. An area to reorganize. A chair to restore. A renovation to complete. There’s a sense of true pride when you finally finish a home project and gaze upon your masterful work.
If you’ve made your project a New Year’s home resolution, the satisfaction is even more divine. At Dave Perry Miller & Associates, we have an array of ideas on how you can turn your New Year’s home resolutions into reality.
I resolve to reorganize.
If you’ve pledged that this is the year you’ll reorganize the game room, craft room (our favorite space to store off-season extras) or even guest room, then start by devising a plan. Take inventory, decide what stays and what goes, and keep your eye on the prize.
Experts recommend creating a staging area where you place anything that’s staying, as well as a secondary area where you place anything that’s being moved out. Last but not least, buy the proper shelving and containers to store and organize your possessions that made the cut.
I resolve to restore.
Furniture restoration is an undertaking for the ambitious; however, if you have big plans for that midcentury chair or visions of artistic beauty for an antique French armoire, then do your homework, have all of your supplies, and follow advice from the experts, such as these helpful tips from TLC, The Learning Channel. Don’t forget to take before and after pictures of your restored piece!
I resolve to renovate.
You’ve long wanted to replace the hardwoods, redo the master bath with Carrera marble, or overhaul the outside kitchen and loggia. Whatever space is on your radar, home renovation takes time, patience and tenacity.
It all starts with your vision — and finding the right professionals for the job. When hiring a contractor, ask for references and check his track record. You can begin the learning process with this helpful article published by the pros at MarthaStewart.com.
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