Why wait until next spring to do the home renovations it’s crying out for? A makeover can shake-up your home and bring you the energy, invigoration and inspiration unique to this time of year. It can often be cheaper too, depending on the time of the year, with retailers using certain times of the year as seasonal sales to move on goods before the end-of-year retail frenzy.
Home Renovations Excitement
No matter where you are, there’s always a great reason for an outdoor gathering any time of the year. Whether you’re ushering-in the sunshine, or celebrating the solstice, an outdoor gathering is an excellent excuse to jump start your home renovation.
A Time For All Seasons
If this is the event you’re working towards, it’s only natural that you will want to begin by transforming the outdoor areas of your home. A general tidy-up and some basic lawn and garden maintenance will go far when it comes to impressing your guests.
Creating a welcoming atmosphere in your outdoor space also means creating a comfortable environment for any time of year. Installing a natural gas heater will ensure that the party keeps going even when the temperature plummets. Some shelter or shade cloth will be much appreciated in the warmer months, and will block out harmful UV rays.
Sharing Is Caring
The next areas to consider in your home renovation are your shared living spaces. These areas see high-traffic, and are the areas we often gravitate towards as families or as couples.
Think about the ways you use the space – and then design your home renovation to enhance and improve their functionality, not just their aesthetic impact.
For example, if you use the common areas in your home to relax and watch television, redesign or reconfigure the space so that it is optimally comfortable to do so. This doesn’t mean that you have to create the space around the television – in fact, the idea is to create a space which is focused on comfort, rather than the actual television.
Find Your Joy
If you’ve never heard the name Marie Kondo, prepare to have your world rocked.
Redecorating your home gives you an excellent excuse to clear any clutter, and to evaluate any belongings which no longer bring you joy. By meaningfully evaluating your possessions using Kondo’s method, you can create an environment where every item is important, valued, and essential to creating a sense of joy (and enjoyment) in your home.
Finding your joy also means wearing your (literal) heart on your sleeve. Rather than mindlessly following design trends and applying them to your space, find ways to weave in objects and themes that you’re passionate about. This could be as simple as professionally printing and framing photographs you’re proud of, or emphasising your amazing music collection. Make your home a place where you feel comfortable to share your joy.
If you’re the type of person who has always longed for a bolder and more ‘curated’ home, there’s a way to fast-track yourself down this path.
Firstly, read the above paragraph about decluttering. It’s the best way to get the clean slate which is so essential to designing an impactive and ‘curated’ space. Once you’ve done that, it’s time to get to the fun stuff.
Creating a ‘curated’ space is as easy as finding a perfect piece of statement furniture or art. Find something which inspires you to position it in an important place in your home, and use it as the centrepiece of all your subsequent design choices. Statement pieces can be particularly useful for helping to decide on colour palettes and textures, and they can elevate neutral decor into something sublime.
The Gist of it
Home renovation comes with a raft of benefits depending on when you get them done. Certain times of the year give you a better bang for your buck. From reduced cost of products, to increased reasons to host celebrations, a makeover can provide your home and your family with another reason to smile in the cooler months.
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Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom says
I agree with clearing the clutter. Since we’ve had our kitchen remodeled, I had to go through EVERYTHING and toss what I don’t want or donate it. I also love our clean new countertops and plan to not put a lot of stuff on them, to keep them nice and open!
The Wardrobe Stylist says
OMG tell me about it…you know what’s worse is the next time you do a reno you’ll STILL manage to find some things you need to get rid of. Great job on the kitchen 🙂
Straight A Style says
Declutting always makes things feel fresh and is a good starting point!
Straight A Style
The Wardrobe Stylist says
Oh yes! I can’t begin to emphasize how much this one makes you see the light of day, literally! lol