After some years living in any house, most of us start feeling slightly dissatisfied with things in our house. We feel that the living room is not just perfect looking nor beautiful enough. We feel that furniture looks jaded. Wall colors have faded. Bathrooms are not comfortable enough and of course kitchen is not convenient enough.
It is not that we had built the house not rightly or furnished it not as we desired. It is not that all of a sudden the spaces have gone smaller or inconveniences have increased. It is just that we come across new innovations, new ideas and new themes. When we see on magazines and online new homes, new makeovers and new furniture, we feel that our home also should get a makeover.
Getting a full makeover may look like pretty hard work and it will need a lot of finance. Well, it will take time and effort and it is going to cost money. But this is your home – your retreat and haven. If you cannot feel satisfied with your home then it is not good and when you are spending to make your home a better place as per your desires, the expenditure is well spent and not wastage.
But it is best to sit down and plan all the changes you want, any constructional makeovers that you may like so that you have a clear idea of what you are going in for. For example if you are doing away with partition walls between living room and kitchen – making it a open type, if you are enclosing the patio with glass walls so that you have a roomier and all-weather usable patio, you need to plan for all of it.
Go for well reputed architects, designers and construction crew. Have lengthy and in detail discussions about what changes you want, what color schemes you want, what furniture you need and what can be the budget limits. Take your time and ask about every detail. It is going to be your home and your money, so you have every need and right to know about every step of the makeover.
Here are some images of a dream home makeover – designed by Sandy Van Dorn, built by Arbor Custom Homes, and furniture by Castellano Custom Furniture. Photos are courtesy David Papazian Photography.