What are some of the ways to know if it’s time to renovate or redecorate a home?Jane Spencer Jane Spencer Designs
hen your paint and tile/grout
are starting to look tired and
dingy, it’s a sign it’s time for
a refresher. Michigan Design Center
carries some amazing vinyl wallpapers
that can be a much more durable and
interesting application for high-traffic areas where the
paint always seems to wear. Grout can be cleaned only so
many times and I find that people get that 7-year “itch” for
bathroom and backsplash renovations. New tile with power
grout can give a major facelift!Elizabeth Moore MEM Design Group
o you want to just go on
vacation because the hotel’s
accommodations are better than
yours? It might be time to renovate or
redecorate your home. We are all very
busy these days, and taking on a big
project can seem daunting, time consuming, and costly. Many
questions will come up, such as: How much can I afford? Do
you think I can do it myself to save money? How long will it
take? At that point, this is when you should consider speaking
with a professional architect or an interior designer. They will
be able to take your dreams and make them a reality for the
renovation/redecoration of your home.
What are the benefits of an environmentally
friendly/ LEED credited home? Or where do I begin if
I want an environmentally friendly home?Margaret Skinner Margeaux Interiors
ere are some of the benefits: Reduces carbons, making air
and water cleaner, energy efficient. After initial investments,
it will save costs on utilities, add value to one’s home, and
there’s currently eligibility for tax credits. A simple way to start with
one’s home is using low and zero VOC paints. Using sustainable
products on the exterior, brick and stone masonry, fiber cement board.
Repurposing, or donating unused items to resale shops.
Planting an herb garden, adding more trees to the property. Putting lighting on dimmers
and using LEDS, and don’t forget to turn off the lights when you leave the room!
Geothermal heating is a good option, which after initial investment, will save money.
At a dinner party, using cloth napkins instead of paper, and glass instead of plastic.
Pay bills online, opting for paperless.