Anyone Can Nail Stuff to the Wall – Don’t Be Afraid to Be Different
by Jim “Irish Hammer” Brewster ◊ Jun 15, 2012
You are not the same as everyone else, right? Why would you settle for the old things for your home that anyone can have? The time and attention you take in your personal details should be carried over to your home. After all, it is typically your biggest investment. You go to many stores to find the perfect outfit and accessories, so why have cheap details in your home?
Most of the time we only think about kitchens and baths as the places to focus on. Why? A home should be looked at as a complete piece – like your outfit down to the bag and shoes, right ladies? You are careful not to mix the wrong styles, colors, and textures, so don’t do it to your home. Your house should have a flow to it from the use of space, transitions from room to room, accents, and contrasts that keep the interest moving along.
Spend time doing your research by looking through magazines, books, TV shows, stores, and online. Have lots of pictures to reference. See how the best homes are put together. If you are not able to piece it together, it makes it easier for a professional to make it happen for you.
The next part of is finding the right professional. Not as easy as it sounds. Remember, they are not there just for an “estimate”; it is an “interview.” I will expand on this another time. For now, follow your gut and head in that order. If the person feels like a used car salesman, RUN! If they have the desire to work with your ideas, it’s a good start. If he has a “true passion” for his work, that’s a real plus! Be organized and patient to get the best results.
Last thing, have fun and be inspired. Your house should inspire someone else soon.