Forget all that for a moment because here’s the thing: your home either supports or drains you.
Do you feel energized, relaxed and inspired at home? Does your home support a lifestyle that’s active, or one that’s tied to the sofa and flat screen television?
And if it’s the latter, that’s okay but it’s important to know that your results in life, whether fitness endeavors, financial goals, relationships, everything is tied back to the many actions you take on a day in day out basis.
Not the few, big things you do sporadically. It’s in the day-to-day actions. And that’s why it’s called a “lifestyle”.
I know the various tools to keep me on track, the fixtures, apps and appliances I require such as my Breville juicer; my pretty red VitaMix blender; my rebounder; my iPad (the mini is perfect for arthritic hands!); the Kindle app that holds all my health and business books, and all the other important things that comprise a healthy lifestyle.
Pour yourself a cup of green tea, grab a fresh tablet and your fave pen, sit in your comfiest chair and dream for thirty minutes. What do you love and what don’t you love about your home? Write it down, no need to be specific just yet. Write down things like the sofa, the bathroom, and the window treatments.
You’ll go more in depth later.
Identify your style preferences like modern, farmhouse, contemporary, and your lifestyle needs like an at home self-care practice, or an at home business.
Be specific here.
Determine how your home is currently functioning and not functioning for you. It’s okay if these overlap with the other bullet points. Write them down anyway. Get really specific here.
Take special note on any of the things you repeat.
Taking into consideration the things you’ve written down, grab your calculator and calendar and identify your next one to three decorating, remodeling or building plans. From there, build out your budget and timeline. Prioritize things that you can afford first. Spread out things that are too costly right now.
Take your time in writing these down.
Treat yourself to a pretty binder for your project today. Go to Pinterest for inspo. and start choosing colors, textures and styles that feed your soul, but that will also appeal to the other peeps in the home. Choose colors that are restful and styles that mix both feminine or masculine elements.
You can repeat these elements throughout your projects to build visual continuity.
Now, for the big stuff.
Create one ideal floor plan per room. I like the Chief Architect app. If just buying furniture, do a furniture layout. If remodeling an entire bath, do the floor plans. When done correctly this one thing will enhance everyone’s sense of stability and security, and all changes will be built on this one firm foundation. Floor plans are super important and often overlooked.
Review and refine your notes. Take your time. Staying relaxed will help you be more creative!
And there you have it!
I hope you get a lot from today’s check list. I know I enjoyed creating it for you. Before you go, check out the new download below for budgeting your next kitchen projects.
Bye for now,