I was talking about my house with my good friend, Carly, who happens to be an amazing interior designer. “Maybe one day we’ll move,” I told her. “This will never be our dream house.”
When Carly asked what I meant, I explained that our house feels dark and is chopped up into small rooms and that I dream of a big bright, open floor plan and a kitchen with an island.
She looked at me and replied, “So all you have to do is open the wall between your kitchen and dining room and paint everything white. You don’t have to move.” Mic drop.
Because of this idea, I called a contractor to price out the job, and it was actually much less than I would have guessed to make these simple changes. The following week the project was prepped, the wall demo began, and our small dark rooms became one bright room in an instant.
Isn’t it funny how our brains decide the limits of what’s possible and it sometimes takes an outside perspective to show us that really, anything is possible?
I want you to think about what’s possible for your home? What do you dream of? What could you create if you put your mind to it?
When you think about possibility, you create something that never existed before. You start to change your reality for the future.
As I write this I am sitting at my kitchen island. The new lights haven’t arrived, the countertop hasn’t been installed, but I see all of the possibility coming together and I believe I will be able to create my dream home – and for much less than I anticipated investing. I’m so excited to share the transformation with you when it’s complete!
If you’re on a limited budget, or in a rental, maybe it’s just a fresh coat of paint or rearranging the furniture. One of my favorite ways to transform a room is simply by taking things away and that doesn’t cost a dime. Get creative. Get some fresh perspective from someone you trust and stay focused on moving towards your vision.
How can you make the most of what you’ve got right now?