In the social media world today I feel like it is easy to get SO caught up in wanting every single space in our homes to be designed to the nines. I get really caught up in that struggle. Our Master Bathroom has been so neglected over the years... I've always hated it but always felt like until I could afford a huge renovation there wasn't much I could do about it. We had been saving up to try and cover the costs of it, but little things kept popping up that we ended up having to use our savings for. You know what it's like, I'm sure. First, we had to have the furnace repaired - click here to go now to the website of a reputable HVAC company if you find yourselves in a similar position. Then we had some problems with the car which needed fixing and that cost us more than expected. So in the end, I finally realised that I could be waiting forever and so I had enough and decided it was time to make things prettier over here, even if it's not perfect.
When is it right to do a budget makeover?
Last year when I did my Laundry Room makeover on a budget and since living with it for the last year, seeing how much just making a space function a little better and look a good amount better has improved how we live... I am now addicted to bandaid budget friendly makeovers. Don't get me wrong, I think that getting companies like Next Level Construct in to do huge fantastic renovations like extensions and totally new kitchens are great and a worthwhile investment for home owners... but I also think that sometimes budgets for those huge makeovers are hard to make happen. You see, there are some things that you just want to splash the cash on, and that's fine. My friend was definitely one of these people during her recent renovation project. She was in desperate need of some doors to complement the exterior design of her home, and it wasn't until she came across these amazing Melbourne doors from somewhere like Doors Plus (https://www.doorsplus.com.au/store-locator/melbourne-doors/) that she came to the conclusion that some things were just worth spending that extra bit of money on. Good for her. They look amazing too! And whilst this is ok to do here and there, it can be impossible to do it for every renovation that you do. Our environments affect us more than we realize, so living with eye sores can be taxing whether you realize it or not.. that is when I think the bandaid makeover is a great solution! Talking of makeovers, there might be plans to incorporate some fragrant wax melts (you could visit websites such as Little Miss Twiggie Twinkles and others to find some interesting ones!) in the laundry room to get rid of the damp smell. Though it is still an idea at the moment, we could give it consideration once our physical makeover of the room is complete!
I think when faced with the options of either working with what we have and making it look and or function better, even though we may not be able to make it entirely perfect... it is still worth the time and elbow grease to improve a space for our mental well being.
I'm going to be painting the floors. Yikes. Something that popped into the Instagram home trend world a couple years ago, and I always swore I would never do. BUT I've been doing a lot of product research, back in the day people were using chalk paint and I just didn't see the last ability of it all. Well Rustoleum has come out with a new product called Rock Solid Home, and it is specifically meant for projects such as this. It has amazing reviews, and I'm really excited to give it a try. The best part is, you can order it online and have it shipped to your door. I'm so excited to give it a try for myself.
Changing the floor in this space is going to make the largest difference and be the show stopper. Otherwise, I'm just going to paint the walls, vanity, and add some cute accessories for the face lift. I'm really relying on the power of paint in this space. I think it will go really far too! Fingers crossed.