With the new year just around the corner, change is in the air. 2016 holds plenty of opportunities to improve in all areas of life, and the reigns for positive growth are in your hands. As actress, producer and television personality Oprah Winfrey once toasted, “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”
Your home is an environment to find peace, inspiration, and restoration amidst a busy and hectic lifestyle. Reinventing your space to better fit your daily schedule is a great way to kick off 2016 with a fresh start. But how do you begin? Take into consideration these words of wisdom before reinventing your home’s style or tackling a home improvement project.
Make Friends with Your Space
Henley Development CEO Kari Henley suggests that focusing on one room can be a great strategy for style reinvention without becoming overwhelmed. Choose a room that you dislike the most and “repair the relationship” by discovering ways to change things up. Henley outlines four main steps to get started:
- Decide what kind of change you’re looking for, whether it’s a complete remodel, new paint color, or replacement windows.
- Look around with your new perspective and identify your to-do list.
- Rearrange furniture to explore different layout possibilities.
- Make friends with the space by changing your attitude and claiming your space.
Identify Your Likes and Dislikes
A home reinvention doesn’t have to mean taking on a design style you aren’t in love with. While it’s important to stay open-minded to new possibilities, you’ll want to feel comfortable with any home improvement or decoration changes you’ll make. Browse through examples of home interiors and exteriors to help you sort through what styles and characteristics you admire.
Develop a Plan
If you’ve already decided on the style you’d like your home to portray, an action plan is important. Is your bathroom stuck in the 19th century? Replacing your rusting claw foot tub with a modern, walk-in shower might be the first item on the list.
Don’t be afraid to make changes that reflect your personality and unique flair. Taking your home in a new direction can be a big investment, and cultivating a space that is entirely you make it’s a worthwhile undertaking.
How do you define your style? Are you ready for a home style reinvention? 2016 is the perfect time to start! The team at Tundraland is well-versed in what goes into a home improvement project, especially when it comes to bath remodeling, sunrooms and replacement windows. We offer free design work to perspective customers during the decision-making process, making your job even easier. Contact us today to set up a free consultation with our designers and team of home improvement specialists to get started.