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Choosing The Right Project For Your Next Home Upgrade

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Let’s face it; most people have an incredibly long list of home improvements that they’d like to complete. Sadly, time and budget restrictions make it impossible to do them all at once. Therefore, getting your priorities in order to pick the best upgrade is arguably the most important challenge of all. Without creating those strong foundations, you cannot expect to unlock the full potential of your property.

 Ask the following four questions during that decision-making process. The answers should see you reach the most logical conclusion.

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Does The Project Need To Be Completed Quickly?

 Entering this critical decision-making process with the right mindset is essential. A realization that the upgrade you want is always the upgrade you need is probably the most significant factor of all. While the fancy TV or garden pool may put a smile on your face, functional items must take priority.

 Restoring the home’s structural integrity should be top of the list, with the roof being a common item. You must also keep an eye out for internal issues that could lead to significant damage. The Rytech guide to identifying early signs of water leaks could prove to be vital. After rectifying potential dangers, insulation and energy consumption should be the focus.

 Do I Have A Clear Vision?

 While your priorities should be with the functional aspects, esthetic beauty is still important. Before starting the project, you need to know your exact goals. Design ideas from House Method can provide huge inspiration. Ultimately, you want to find innovations and styles that will keep you smiling for several years to come.

 Furniture and furnishings are naturally crucial while color schemes help set the tone. Still, you must also learn to incorporate personal touches such as family photographs into the designs. Failure to do this will ultimately prevent you from unlocking that cozy vibe.

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Does The Project Make Financial Sense?

Given that the property is your greatest financial asset, you cannot ignore the monetary aspects. Firstly, you must respect the budget. Making improvements in one part of your life that will bring negativity in other areas simply isn’t a solution.   

 On a similar note, you want to prioritize projects where the boost in property value outweighs the cost. Creating impactful bathroom upgrades is a very smart move. This is because the limited space but significant function allow you to see maximum results. Whichever project you choose, the choice between DIY or calling a pro will be vital too.

 How Will It Improve My Daily Life?

 When making luxury additions, the vision can often be vastly different from the reality. So, while getting a hot tub may sound amazing, you might be better suited to a new mattress that will actively enhance your life on a daily basis. Once again, taking a practical approach is vital.   

 In addition to the positive impacts the upgrade can bring to your world, you must also consider the maintenance. A fish tank can add an amazingly relaxed vibe. But if you don’t have the time for cleaning out the aquarium each week, it may be better to look at another addition. When you’ve considered all of those factors, that final decision can be made with confidence.   

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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