At the start of the new year, I recommend taking inventory of your home. For example, I evaluate each room and look to uncover projects, problem areas, and repairs I'd love to tackle throughout the year. When I'm making my list, I'm not thinking of a budget or timing...I'm just simply putting my "attention areas" down on paper. The act of list making alone, instantly makes me feel less overwhelmed, and hopeful I can work these side projects into my busy work/ life schedule.
By reviewing the list often, I can prioritize timing and budget, and most importantly, give myself some time to visualize the space and begin taking note of of what I might need. Then I start paying attention to auctions, upcoming sales like President's Day, or flash sale sites, such as, One Kings Lane, Joss and Main, and Guilt.
Some of the projects on my list this year....
1. Renovate the 3rd floor into an Office/ Workroom
2. Baby Proof!
3. Re-tile the Master Shower...or perhaps a slab of marble would do??
Making your list is the first step to seeing these projects through completion. If they don't happen this year, than you can add them to next year's list. It's funny, but I have found when I write something down, it usually gets done. ;)
Sending Love and Design.