When it comes to home improvement, there’s a lot to take care of. Obviously, you’ve got your work cut out you with some good old fashioned manual labor. Then, there’s the monetary cost. Not to mention the time investment. However, it’s safe to say that it’s all worth it in the end to have your perfect dream home, a place to really call your own. It’s the American (et. al.) dream! However, there’s no denying it’s a long, hard road ahead for someone with a home improvement project in mind. Even the planning phase can be incredibly difficult, because we don’t really know, most of the time, what perfect looks like, even as it pertains to our homes. However, I can help you with some ideas to at least get the ball rolling. The sooner your project is done and you’re water skiing the better, so here are some suggestions to get your started on the road to your perfect dream home.
First and foremost, consider the power of a nice theme. Themes can make your home feel like one cohesive living space, as opposed to a bunch of interconnected, but nonetheless separate, spaces. It can really make a home come to life. Themes can range from subtle to overt, but they all offer a sense of cohesion that is desirable in a home. For starters, why not consider the popular, maybe too popular, ocean theme? This theme would start a color palette that’s evocative of the ocean, so think blues and greens, such as teal, seafoam, and turquoise. Then, you would want to add to it some thematically appropriate decor. For example, seashells can provide a naturalistic sort of feeling, but retro diving equipment (or replicas thereof) have their own appeal under this theme. Don’t forget about the power of posters, paintings, and photos to bring your space to life. There’s also the matter of the relative size of the theme. Your theme could take up your whole home, or it could be a single room. Another possibility is having multiple themes for different rooms. Any combination works wonders to breath new life into your perfect dream home. Another way to create your dream home is give yourself a home office or studio. Whether you’re a painter, a writer, or you just brought some work home with you, having a dedicated space for your craft does wonders for your performance by offering focus and structure, things that can be in short supply when working from home. Then, there’s the matter of solitude. One major component of having trouble concentrating is disruptions by other members of your household and, again, a quiet place to work will do wonders for you. You can even double up on the use of your office by incorporating a little bit of office, a little bit of studio. This way, you can work and create in the same private space, allowing you to truly shoot for the stars.