Do you have a new family member on the way? This is just one reason why now might be the perfect time of a home redesign.

Do you have a new family member on the way? This is just one reason why now might be the perfect time of a home redesign.

You love your home, but something just doesn’t feel right. You can’t quite put your finger on it, but you feel dissatisfied with the way your home looks. A part of you wants to rush out to the Home Depot, buy a bucket of paint (any color will do), and splash it on the walls just for something new.

You, my friend, are in serious need of a home interior redesign. This sudden itch for something new can have a variety of causes. Here are the most common reasons homeowners need a redesign:

Lack of Flow and Purpose

If you have never felt the design muse gift you with inspiration, you are not alone. Many homeowners decorate their home without a grand design vision or a cohesive style. They decorate haphazardly, like putting your favorite shirt, jeans, and shoes – without considering whether any single piece matches the other.

This approach will almost always lead to a style that lacks flow and purpose. Don’t feel bad if your house lacks flow. Most new homeowners struggle with this issue. If you need help defining your personal style, or simply don’t have the time or inclination, consider hiring a professional interior designer.

Boring Design  / Old Design

It’s easy to simply get bored with the way your home looks, especially if you haven’t changed anything in years. I suggest redesigning a room with timeless elements that won’t go out of style. Simple is better. When you start to feel bored with the way your room looks, change out the accessories, like faucets on the sinks, knobs on the cabinet, or artwork on the wall. These items usually don’t cost a lot, but they can quickly give your room a whole new look!

Changes in the Family

Great design adapts to the needs of a family. When the family changes in a big way, the design of the home should too. For instance, when a child leaves the home, you may want to change the function of your child’s bedroom, or even finally upgrade your furniture. If you have a baby on the way, it’s time to set the pristine white carpet and delicate furniture aside for more hardy fabrics and furniture that can survive stains and hard use.

New Home

When you move into a new home, you have a wonderful opportunity to make that home yours. This is the time to consider your personal value and how you use your home. These thoughts will lead you to you unique style. Don’t waste this opportunity by haphazardly decorating each room separately or just trying to fit in old pieces from your previous home.

If the thought of decorating an entire house seems daunting or overwhelming, consider using a professional interior designer who can help you discover and implement your vision.

Retirement

Ahhhh, retirement. You’ve been working hard for decades, saving your money, and dreaming of a time when you could cut your work hours or leave for good to pursue your hobbies and other interests. Retirement means more time spent at home. You’ll also find that you want to use your home in new ways. For instance, you may want to entertain more, or create a beautiful outdoor living space where you can read the paper in the morning, eat lunch outside, and invite some neighbors over to sip wine and chat. You may also want to create an office to start working on your novel, or turn your basement into a game room or man cave. Your retirement is your time to enjoy the fruits of all your hard work. Make sure your home supports your new goals!

Whatever your reason for needing a home redesign, I am here to help! If you live in San Diego and Orange County, I can help you articulate your vision and design a home that you will fall in love with all over again!