There are several good reasons why this is the case:
The biggest projects, such as window replacement or heating issues are often undertaken in the fall. This is because people are thinking about the cooler weather coming in and are keen to get things sorted before it becomes a problem.
However, if you plan ahead and book a contractor for the spring you’ll be beating the rush and are likely to get a cheaper rate as this is the quietest time of the year for many contractors.
Early summer often offers the same benefits as people are in holiday mode and not thinking about the next big project.
It doesn’t matter what major project you undertake, there will be workmen coming and going and this means the doors and possibly windows will be opened and closed countless number of times throughout the day.
The result is a loss of the heat you need in the winter or the coolness in the summer. This can be frustrating when you’re trying to stay at the right temperature. It can also increase your energy bills to allow for the issues.
However, if you pick the spring you’re likely to find it easier to adapt without using extra energy.
Some major home improvement projects will leave your house exposed to the elements. If you’re looking to have your roof replaced or renew the façade on your walls then you’ll find that spring is the most forgiving time to do this.
You are less likely to suffer weather related damage in the spring but you are also less likely to find your workmen have not turned up again; thanks to the heat.
While the weather is not an element in every home improvement project it is a factor in many.
The spring is traditionally the tile hen householders get their homes ready for the summer. If you’re already thinking about the winter you’ll be able to purchase items and services at a fraction of the price they are available for in the winter. This can be a considerable saving and makes it worthwhile to get the improvements done early.
Of course getting them completed in the spring will also help to ensure that you have peace of mind throughout the summer and avoid the panic feeling in the fall.
Thank you for joined me and my guest host Jesse as we learn more about tackling projects in our home!
Sometimes home decor can become overwhelming and intimidating. If you haven’t had a background in the design field you might feel like you don’t have a place in the decorating world. This is how I felt! I knew I could build something, but to make it look super cute really gave me the scary feels.
Recently I finished reading the book “Designing a Life: From House to Haven.” I was so grateful for the inspiration that was shared because it gave me confidence that I CAN DECORATE! We are all capable and possess creativity that allows us to decorate our space. We just need a few tips to get us started.
That is why today I am sharing Sarah Symonds from Grace In My Space blog. She is the author of this amazing book and an inspirational decorator and believer. Her home is simple, uplifting, and a haven for her family. That is what she teaches all of her readers to shoot for.
The read is a quick one and she gives you step by step ways to create and define your space. Then you can hop onto her blog and see so many ideas of what she has done to uplift her own home.
Something else I love about Sarah is that she is so personable. She has created this tribe where you feel comfortable and at ease, like a dear friend at lunch. I wish sometimes I lived closer so we actually could do lunch!
Her family is very important to her and she is her faith. I appreciate how well she is able to intertwine family, faith and home so well on her blog. From rooms to recipes to her Monday Musings, I always leave feeling inspired.
I hope you enjoy getting to know this amazing designer and influencer. She will teach you and support you along the way of your own design journey. I hope you snag her inexpensive book on Amazon, I know it will help you as your begin to decorate!
The number one question I get when I share my mantel is “Where did you get those lanterns?!”. So finally today I am sharing my favorite lanterns with you! I hang them from my DIY Shutters that you can see here. These are such an easy build that anyone can do.
The ones I found are at Kirklands here So I searched all over Walmart and Wayfair to find some of the cutest lanterns for the best prices. Affiliate links are included, so just click on the title to take you to their website!
I love sharing amazing bloggers who offer so much talent to our community. This week My HomeGirls House feature is Brendt from She Gave It A Go Blog. You can see all her goodness right here. Let me show you some of my favorite parts about her!
One of the beautiful things about every individual is their different qualities and talents. How blessed we are to get to learn from one another. Today’s Homegirls House Feature is an amazing woman with talents from all over the spectrum. Lindsay from AratariaAtHome has so many gifts that she shares with her readers, I know you will love her!
This talented blogger takes her readers through her home, into her kitchen, along her ride as a mother and every place in between. She takes simple moments and turns them into teaching opportunities. I love the journey she takes her followers on.
For example, during her recent kitchen tour found here, she gives her readers wonderful tips on how to beautify their home as well. Check out her fall tips:
Something I especially love about her home is her entryway. It is inviting and welcoming. Her neutral decor in this area is beautiful. She shares her fall tour of this space on her blog here.
Did you notice those gorgeous stairs? What I would give for a staircase like this! She even shares how to babyproof these beauties so her darling boy is safe. You can read that post here.
In addition to her love of family and joy of motherhood, she also shares amazing recipes that keep you healthy and taste delicious! Find these Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes here.
I know as you tour her blog you will be inspired on so many levels. Her talents run so deep!
One of the designers that has inspired me since I started this home decor journey is Karan with Inside Out Designs from Ontario. She is so creative and has amazing ideas.
Her blog, called Designs By Karan, can be found here. Today I am showcasing her simple and classy designs. Come join me for this tour of My Homegirls House, you will love her!
Her bright white kitchen showcases such captivating pieces. I love how share pairs this farmhouse sink with the neutral wood cabinet.
Additionally she is willing to tackle Do It Yourself Projects, like adding this wood wall to her laundry room. I love how it turned out!
Karan does a wonderful job adding classy fall inspiration to her master bedroom here. Her vision created a space that is peaceful and uplifting. Ready to meet her? Here we go! This is her bio that can be found here.
Something else I love about her and her website is that she offers E-Design services for this who live far away. How cool is that?
She gives tons of ideas for her clients as well as her readers when they are ready to make purchases. Check out her links and ideas here.
She even sneaks a few amazing recipes in on the blog just because she can! Who wouldn’t want to make these? Her talents far surpass home decor and we are lucky to have such a mentor in our community.
Styling your home requires creativity and bold choices. Often we stay conservative in change to prevent mistakes. But you can learn what you like through your bravery in your choices. Even if mistakes happen. I challenge you to take some of the ideas that Karan shares on her blog and make bolds moves – you can do it!
Over the next few Fridays, as we head into the holidays, I will be featuring some bloggers that really inspire me and boost my creativity while decorating my home. I know as you follow along you will find inspiration that helps you to uplift your space and your family!
To kick things off I am sharing one of the very first bloggers I ever met when starting this journey. I actually won a giveaway hosted by her in the spring of 2017 and I fell in love with her account. Of course I creeped on her page ever since then and I feel so lucky that we have now become friends along the way. Continue reading “My Homegirls House – LittleNestof4”→