Is it time to “Re” your home?

Well is it?  OK…I know you are confused and saying to yourself “What the hell does she mean by re?”  You know that I have uttered one of these words to most of you at some point—REmodel, REupholster,REpaint,REarrange.  Here is a better definition of these words that will help you determine if, just maybe, it is time for you to “Re” your home.

REmodel—-the grandfather of all the Re’s!  A remodel is messy and fun and exciting and scary but, hopefully, the end result will be the kitchen, bath, single wall or entire home of your dreams.

carlson fireplace

A fireplace remodel turned this master bedroom into a relaxing retreat    DH Design 

REupholster—-my favorite Re word.  I love having the ability to turn a beloved but much used item of furniture into a brand new and custom piece that is unique to your home, all through the use of new fabric, foam and some creativity.  All American Upholstery in Lemon Grove, California is my go-to.  Pat and his wife Julie are true artists when it comes to turning an old piece into a new and updated treasure.

design reupholstered bar stools from pat

What a difference a little reupholstery makes! from All American Upholstery

REpaint—-A new paint job will instantly REfresh your home  (there’s another RE word).  You can make it as colorful or as neutral as your taste dictates and you can paint just one room or your entire home.  The key to a good REpaint job is in the details so take the time to properly prepare the walls, tape off, cover furniture etc., or hire a professional.  I have a guy you won’t believe so if you need a REferral in the San Diego area, contact me.

doyle laundry room after all done

Be creative with your new paint as we were in this laundry room with painted stripes via DH Design

REarrange—-The simplest and most affordable way to RE your home is to rearrange your furniture.  The cost is zero and if you don’t like it you simply move your furniture back.  While arranging furniture might seem like a simple idea, many people practice what I refer to as “spin art” arranging i.e. all the furniture is shoved up against the wall as if they were in one of those spin machines that use force to move items around.  Every room has it’s own feel and the furniture arrangement is almost natural once you figure it out.  And this does not apply to just furniture–try REarranging items on your bookshelves or hang art on a different wall or combine items on top of the dresser for a REfreshing new look.

There you have it.  Is it time to RE your home?

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About hayniedi

What about me? In a nutshell I am a middle-aged interior designer and freelance writer, mother of an amazing 27 year old daughter, wife to my semi-retired lawyer husband and step-grandma to two delicious babies. From my earliest memories I have been fascinated with interior decorating and love to share my passion for beautiful rooms with anyone who will listen. Join me on this blog as my husband and I enter our empty nest years and move back into the first home we bought when we were first married that has been a rental for the past 15 years. I will share our experience with remodeling as well as other ideas and thoughts that I hope will inspire you.
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