Building a Better Home in 2023
As 2022 ends, it’s a great time to reflect on the past year! Did you accomplish your home goals this year? Building the perfect home is often a journey taken piece by piece, so if you are behind on your goals, don’t fret! You still have plenty of time to create the home you dream of living in! As you look ahead to the next year, we wanted to share several tips and trends to help you conquer 2023 in style!
Schedule In Advance
The world is hectic, and planning is key to a successful year! If you are planning to organize your home this year, building timelines is a great way to get started. Big or small, setting milestones in advance can help you power through your home projects and avoid procrastinating!
In the builder world, timing has become more important than ever. Depending on how detailed your renovation is, it can take anywhere from 1 to 6 months to finalize designs. We understand that projects are often evolving so that is why we are here to simplify the process! We recommend starting at least 3-4 months from your intended completion date to make sure your project is smooth sailing!
Looking Back to Move Ahead
As you plan for the new year, think about the pain points in your current home. Is your wardrobe larger than your existing closet space? Do you struggle to keep your entryway tidy?
Knowing the areas of your home that bring you the most challenges can help you identify areas of change! Once you have identified the main challenges, build a list from most to least challenging. Your list will help you visualize your goals and provide you with a path toward your ideal home! Remember that you can change your home, but the underlying habits may need to change too! A custom walk-in closet is a fantastic way to organize your wardrobe and keep your space tidy! Even with extra space in your closet, if you struggle with hanging and folding your clothes, you can still have clutter. Spend time identifying the personal habits you can improve to make the most of your home organization plan!
Less is More Lifestyle
Consumerism has taught us that we need more to maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle. While shopping for that new gadget or piece of clothing may feel good, the longer-term impact may not be so joyous! More items can sometimes create more mess which can work against your goals of a well-organized home.
Minimalism is trending right now, and that is because it works! Minimalism in your home means streamlining your belongings to essentials and reducing excess. Clutter around the house has been associated with increased stress levels and can impact emotional and physical health! Not only will your home look and feel cleaner with fewer items but maintaining organization in a minimalist home is much quicker. Next time you want to purchase something for your home, think about how it will impact your clutter challenges!
Budgeting for Renovations
The real estate market has changed dramatically over the past year, and as inflation and interest rates rise, fewer buyers are making home purchases. If you were planning to buy an upgraded home, now may be the perfect time to invest in the one you already live in!
One of the best ways to start budgeting is to review your current income, expenses, and spending habits. Identify any big spending habits you can cut back on and start putting that money aside in an account for renovations. As a rule of thumb, plan to spend between $10 and $50 per square foot of renovated space. It’s also good practice to save more than your estimated renovation costs to prepare for the unexpected. Nothing is worse than starting a project and not being able to complete it if it goes slightly over budget due to unforeseen challenges!
Looking Back to Move Ahead
Whether your home is well organized or a work in progress, we all have areas that need some TLC! 2023 is your year to dive head-first into those areas you tend to overlook.
Many homeowners have a stack of papers that need to be reviewed and stored accordingly a junk drawer of miscellaneous items, or loose materials around the house from a project that was never fully completed. Take some time to address those items this year; you will be glad you did! While they may seem like small peanuts, the little bits add up and can create undue stress in your home. Completing these activities and deep cleaning those spaces can help improve your organization and provide a boost to tackle your larger projects at hand!
Start your new year off on a good note! If you have questions about your home organization or need help creating spaces designed to improve your organization habits, send us a message, and schedule a complimentary consultation!