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Three Directions You Can Focus on in Your Home Renovations

The idea of converting your home into a space that you’re ultimately much happier with is appealing for obvious reasons, though the various costs involved can prevent this from being as realistic as many would like it to be.

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By focusing on specific directions, you might find that you’re better able to funnel your resources where they need to go, and it can also give you a broader perspective on what these relatively individual changes can do for your home as a whole.

1. Your Exterior

The exterior of your home might not be something that even makes the list when you think about what needs changing at home, but in terms of presentation, it can completely alter how you perceive your own home. While the exterior might refer to the garden, this is something that you might be able to manage and improve yourself, without the need for large-scale renovations. In fact, you might find that the process of gardening or even going so far as to make your own furniture or fences can be a therapeutic hobby that can take the form of a long project.

However, if you call on the professionals like, they can completely transform the exterior of your home, which will have you feeling much more positive about it as a whole, allowing you to feel happier about how the exterior ties the entire property together.

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2. One Favorite Room

Focusing all your attention on one single room might sound like an odd approach to take, but it may be that this is all your home is missing. If you have an attic that you don’t use for much outside of storage, you have a real opportunity on your hands. It’s true that storage is an important function for an attic, though going through these belongings and clearing out what you don’t need can also help to improve the amount of clutter in your home. With this extra space, though, you could create another lounge, a library, a study, a second bedroom, or any number of rooms that can take your home from functional to containing that element of luxury that makes it feel like exactly where you want to be.

3. The Kitchen

Of all the rooms in your home, you might find that you’re least enthralled by the idea of completely focusing on the kitchen (other than perhaps the bathroom). You might be underestimating how much of a difference this can make, though, as while the kitchen might seem like a utilitarian room, that perception could change once you enjoy spending time in there.

Modernizing the aesthetic of the room, the cupboards, and countertops can allow it to be a much more emotionally comfortable space, but it’s also a chance to improve the practical components, too. An upgraded oven can be more efficient and more convenient, but the presence of something that you didn’t have before, such as a dishwasher, might go a long way to making you enjoy your kitchen.

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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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