I love that it is just a matter of removing the facade of your home—not removing the whole thing—and then exposing your real self to the world. This can be messy, but it can also be a lot of fun to do because you can change your entire look and feel with some simple cosmetic changes.
The other day I saw a beautiful, expensive, and very well-designed new home in Colorado. It was a five-bedroom house with a lot of glass and wood throughout. The new owners had decided to completely remodel it, and I was so excited to see a room after room of gorgeous glass and wood that I started a thread on my blog about it. Within a few days I had received dozens of responses from people who were keen to see what they could do.
I’ve always been a “I’d like to fix this” kind of guy. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how to make a house more enjoyable for myself and my guests, and I’ve gotten good at it.
I agree that the look of the house is important, but what really matters is the feel of a house. The feel is what you want to live in. When you hear the word ‘feel’ you’re thinking about a physical experience, and a house’s feel is what you’ll want to live in. This is why Ive always believed that a great house will feel great to you.
I always try to take the feel of the house into consideration when I’m redoing it. I look at it in terms of what the feel of it should be. In my case, I have a lot of memories of my childhood in the house, so when they changed the colors, the wood texture, and the fixtures, everything had to have a new feel. The look had to be fresh.
Ive never been a huge fan of texture over style, but I think that the more texture you put on a house, the better it will be. So, if you want your home to feel good, it needs to have as much texture as possible. For instance, a good hardwood floor would be nice, but you can use a carpet that you can clean, or a floor tile that you can refinish, or even a tile over an existing tile.
I think most of us have already gotten the message that a beautiful home is not the same as a beautiful home. This is because it isn’t the same thing as a comfortable home. A beautiful home is about comfort, but a comfortable home is about comfort. The only thing that defines a comfortable home is the room’s ability to fit comfortably into your life. If you need a new bed, or a new rug, or a new cabinet, those are things that you can do yourself.
This is where the phrase “refinishing” comes in. The best way to do that is by using an experienced professional. A professional who specializes in refinishing can do it for a fraction of the price of doing it on your own.
Once you get the hang of it, refinishing a room is not hard. The idea is to use a color that matches the walls, to create a cohesive look. You have to be a little flexible about the colors, but with some practice you can do it.
In the video above, Chris Lister shows how he refinishes a kitchen cabinet and I’m sure you’ve seen this before. But it’s not the same cabinetset. In the video example above, Chris is using the same color as the walls and the white cabinetset. To do the refinishing on a cabinetset, you first need to match the cabinetset with the cabinets. You have to put some color in between the cabinets and the white cabinetset.