We are in the middle of our winter here in Edmonton. There are roughly three more months of cold and snow left to get through. It’s such a long time and, usually in January and February, some of us start to feel antsy. It’s a great time to work on the inside of your home. We spend so much more time in our homes during the winter months, and organizing and refreshing our spaces can give us a real pep in our step, and make our homes that much more of a respite for ourselves. Reclaiming Home offers a service called Room Redesign. I come to your home for the day and we refresh one of your spaces, usually using only what you own. Earlier this month I had a chance to work with Sylvia on her office/craft room. Sylvia is a crafting queen and has a ton of supplies for all the scrapbooking, card making, and sewing she does. Not to mention the fact that she is spearheading a new non-profit thrift store. Her space was overwhelming her instead of giving her the room and ability to work and play. So we spent one day together editing, changing the layout, and styling the room into a functional, beautiful space just for her.
When I have the opportunity to design a whole new room, with new furniture, paint, and some renovations, it is always a wonderful experience to see such a radical transformation. However I also love showing the HUGE impact doing a simple redesign can have on a space. Having someone come along side you and help you reimagine your home with the things you already own can transform a room in a single day. The fact that you are using what you already have is also a major plus for your wallet and the environment. Do you have a space in your home that you need help with? Have you taken on any organizing or refreshing projects this winter?