You see before and after interior design photos of extreme makeovers and wonder whether you could change your home into your dream home. The answer is yes.
I have been fortunate to work on a lot of projects from the ground up. It isn't as easy as it looks on TV, but it can be accomplished with proper planning, patience and good work. Some projects can be very expensive and others can be accomplished with paint, accessories and draperies.
The key is to have a dream. What is my dream home? Start a file and put pictures in it of things you like. It can be a lot of fun visualizing and planning your dream home.
After you have a dream you need to have a plan. This is the most important step so you avoid the costly mistakes. Whether you do this part yourself or get professional help, don't skip this step. If you don't make mistakes you will save a lot of money.
Now that you have a plan you must look at your budget and determine whether you can accomplish your makeover at once or work on it over a period of time. I have a lot of clients who work on their homes over a period of years but when they are done they end up with their dream home.
Below are some before and after makeover projects that I have worked on.