Think­ing About Your Own ? Ren­o­va­tion

Cottages & Bungalows - - Seaside Simplicity -

Here are some part­ing words of wis­dom from Chris­tine.

“Make sure you have a vi­sion of

what you want. Get to know the home’s his­tory, neigh­bor­hood, town, and draw in­spi­ra­tion from them. The big­gest prob­lem is peo­ple don’t know what they want.”

“Name the style of the project. This

gives you guardrails.” “Play around most with the floor plan,”

Chris­tine says. “I’ve never ex­e­cuted a project based on the first floor plan that came to mind. Be open to mak­ing floor­plan changes once the ini­tial struc­ture gets built. It’s bet­ter to make changes then than when the dry­wall is up.” “It’s a good idea to as­sign roles of re­spon­si­bil­ity to those in­volved,” Chris­tine coun­sels. “Make a pact not to get up­set with each other. Projects like this can ruin re­la­tion­ships, but it brought us to­gether be­cause it’s some­thing we love to do.”

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