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I recently made some major interior design changes to my son’s bedroom, and want to share my best tips for home improvement.
If right now you’re considering home improvements, but don’t know where to begin, you’ve come to the right article!
I personally know how overwhelming home renovation can feel at first. But thankfully there are lots of tricks to make the whole process a bit easier.
My son is now 9 years old – and so has different needs for his room, including…
We live in a very cool downtown area of New York City – which is code for “my son’s room is small – but we sure love this neighborhood!”
Plus, I wanted our son’s bedroom to “flow” stylistically into the rest of our home. Basically, I had already created a “modern” and “clean” interior design for our home. I wanted our son’s bedroom to match well with our whole home.
So, we worked with Resource Furniture – an amazing space saving furniture store. Together we conjured up a dream bedroom for my son – with a transformational desk, two transformational beds and lots of cleverly blended in storage space.
If you’re struggling when it comes to inspiration, consider looking at what other people have done online.
Before we purchased from Resource Furniture, I personally spent a lot of time looking at their gorgeous photos and inspiring videos – so I could visualize clearly what would work best.
Plus I also spent a lot of time scrolling through Pinterest – and searching out home improvement ideas on Instagram. I used hashtags like “homeimprovement” or “interiordesign.”
For a guide to using Instagram and Pinterest for home inspiration, you can visit this site here.
One of the first things you need to do when starting home improvements is set a budget – so you’re not overspending.
Although you may have a rough idea of what you’re going to spend, you need to plan out each individual aspect of your renovation.
It may take time to wiggle around what you pay for each aspect of the renovation. But it will be worthwhile to take this time, so you can avoid sticker shock when you’re done.
Another great tip when it comes to home improvements is to plan everything in advance on paper – with a floor plan.
Yes, it takes time to create a clear plan you can follow. But you will be glad you took this time.
For a guide to planning home improvements, you can visit this site here.
Once you’ve started planning your home improvements, you need to think about how you’re going to manage repairs and maintenance.
If you plan in advance, you’ll be much better prepared should an emergency occur.
For example, if you need emergency AC repair, knowing exactly who you’re going to contact will help save both time and money. You can also use a resource such as a home warranty company to make repairs as needed. If you want to save energy on your heating bills, remember, window replacement is usually the best way for you to do that.
Always ask the place you’re buying something from their suggestions for how to best handle “worst case scenarios” – before you actually buy anything.
We live in a world where there’s lots of online reviews of pretty much anything you want to purchase – from products to services.
If you’re going to spend a lot of money on home improvements, you’re going to want to make sure you’re paying for something which you’ll love – and won’t break down.
Google is your friend when it comes to getting the full scoop about a product or home renovation service – before you hand over your credit card.
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