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.
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.
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.
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?