We’re all guilty of putting off redecorating, sometimes longer than we really should have. Rooms that aren’t used very often or that aren’t seen by non-family usually are ignored the longest. More often than not, we look past these rooms until they’re so terribly outdated, the only way to do truly to them justice is a complete makeover. Only updating one or two things in a very dated space only serves to make the things you don’t touch look even more outdated.
As you’ll see below, whether it’s a burnt orange living room or maybe a primary bath with maroon island tub, eventually you have no choice but to leave dated looks behind and make the leap into the 21st Century! Fast forwarding through a year’s worth of work on a couple of our recent projects, take a look at these updated spaces. Let’s do the “decorating” time warp again!
We began the first of the projects in February of 2021. That’s right! Unfortunately, like time travel, we haven’t figured out a way to warp through the supply chain issues of the last year. Even though it took 13 months to complete what would normally have taken only a few, the steps were essentially the same (with a lot of patience and waiting thrown in). This Palatine living room & dining room facelift included: neutral wall colors, new carpet, recessed lighting, all new living room furniture, reupholstered dining chairs, custom window treatments as well as updated artwork and accessories.
As you can see from these before & after pics, the transformation in the space feels akin to traveling through time from a dated past to a beautiful and inviting present. These updated living spaces are sure to get much more use and enjoyment in the years to come. Despite the extended wait, our referred clients couldn’t be happier with their new look!
Moving from a public to more private space, our next, nearly year-long project involved working with a repeat client in Trout Valley. He asked us back to help with updates to his Owner’s Bath. Dated from top to bottom, this rehab included all new fixtures and finishes along with a few, minor architectural improvements. New tile, cabinetry, shower surround & doors, free standing tub, lighting, bath fixtures, mirrors and hardware were needed.
As with the previous project, supply chain delays frustrated our progress. But, as they say, slow and steady wins the race and the results are well worth the wait! Have a look:
Once you’ve made the decision to update a space, nothing is more frustrating than having to wait even longer to see the changes come to pass. Unless we figure out a way of doing the time warp or these supply chain problems ease, the best we can do is move forward a little at a time and keep our eye on the prize.
Updated spaces lifts the spirit as well as a home’s value. Remodeling and redecorating is the best way to pamper yourself while also maintaining the appearance and value of your home.
Here’s to patience and long-awaited decorating improvements! Happy Decorating from Decor Designs, Inc. 815-245-2433