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Why Winter is Homeowners’ Time to Shine

There’s no better time than now.

As you soon sit inside and stay warm for a few months while the snow-covered outdoors freezes over winter, your mind wanders to a warmer, sunnier place. You can’t help but imagine how happy you’ll be come spring when a new season begins, and you find yourself back on the outside looking in.

Even at the onset of winter, perhaps more now than ever, this is your time to shine.

Here’s how to make the most of the shorter, cooler days ahead:

Plan Your Project

Grab a piece of paper and a pen and brainstorm. Better yet, start with a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate, taking your seat on the couch and relaxing. Think about how you want to improve your home, landscape or garden in 2019.

First, ask yourself these important questions:

  1. How can I increase the value of my home?
  2. When hosting, what would excite my family, friends and neighbors?
  3. How can I start preparing now to live better at home sooner?
  4. Which do I value more: Being unique or meeting the latest trends?

All things considered, being able to answer questions like the ones above will help you better evaluate and prioritize what changes you really want to see come to fruition. After you’ve done this, it’s time to seek a local expert, sharing what you have in mind while still being open to new possibilities.

Find a Professional

Working alongside landscapers, masons, designers, architects, custom home builders and other industry experts, we have longstanding connections with some of the most talented professionals in the home improvement business. Depending on the demands of your project — considering size, budget, design, style, deadline and more — we will not only help refer you to the right company, but we can also provide you with year-round home and landscape products of our own.

Whether you envision transforming your backyard into a recreational space that features a fire pit or outdoor fireplace, or if you want to redesign your landscape and garden with a retaining wall and an assortment of new plants, there’s no project too big or too small.

The most important part throughout the project planning process is being able to explain exactly what you want to see upon completion, sparing little to no details from day one.

Make it Yours

When it comes to interior or exterior design, there’s no right or wrong look or feel.

The number one characteristic to strive for is cohesion, from colors to materials to overall style, making sure that your project has a noticeable theme. For instance, utilizing neutral colors is a modern style trend, while creating a rustic setting showcases a more uniquely defined taste.

Either way, the best appearances are those that have a strong identity.

As you take the first steps in planning your project this season, remember that not only is this going to be an enjoyable endeavor, but one that is guaranteed to make your home better and brighter.

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