Remodeling has never been easy (just ask anyone who has ever lived through it), but what better time to think about it than after the holidays. If you’re like most of us, by the time your tree is dragged out to the curb, it already feels as though you’ve added an additional 500 sq. feet of floor space, and let’s face it, a house full of relatives can make even a cavernous room feel significantly smaller. But when the last Santa has been stored away, you can look at the house again with a fresh perspective. Is there anything you’d like to change?
Not every home needs a full face lift. If your home is only a few years old it may only need a little Botox and some fillers to give it a fresh new look. The trick is to prioritize, make a budget and stick to it. Let’s “face” it, remodeling can be very seductive. You don’t want to start out with the intention of new bathroom tile, and end up adding a library, but stranger things have happened. You hear stories all the time of people getting carried away during the process. Actually, the metaphor of cosmetic surgery really does apply, and you don’t want your home to end up with body dysmorphic disorder, when all you intended was a nip and a tuck.
Here are a few ideas ranging in price from free.99 to the sky’s the limit:
- Add some fresh paint to a small room such as a laundry room. Try a color you’ve always wanted to use, but were afraid to attempt it in a bigger space.
- Buying new area rugs or even bath mats can give a tired room a little pick-me-up.
- Try a new design trend in the kitchen such as a distinctive hood for the stove, some interesting hanging lights or banquette seating. Be careful, as the kitchen is an area where you can be easily led down the primrose path. Make a plan and stick to it.
- If your bathroom isn’t in need of a full remodel, add something unique like a shower bench or a chandelier- both are very simple ways to glam it up.
- If you’re on a budget, don’t forget to peruse the consignment stores in your area. An unusual ottoman or objet d’art may be just the thing your living room needs.
Remember that when all is said and done, the most important thing is the soul of your home; what’s on the inside. After all, beauty is only skin deep.
If you’ve opened up Pandora’s Box and need help with your remodel, please contact Camelot Homes and let us help fulfill your dreams!
6607 N. Scottsdale, Suite H-100
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Phone: 480.367.4300 (Main Office)
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