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Bedroom Remodel: Tips for Making a DIY Project Go Smoothly

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Bedroom remodels can be a lot of fun, but they can also be hard work if you’re doing everything yourself. Not only do you have to create a good plan for the items you want and their location, but you also need to think about moving everything out of the bedroom so you can paint, clean, or redo the floors. Putting it all together takes time, energy, and money, and if the project doesn’t go smoothly, it can become stressful and overwhelming.

The key is to get (and stay) organized. A good plan will help you stay on task and on budget, which can help eliminate the stress that you won’t have the funds to complete the project. Do some research ahead of time to make sure the pieces of furniture or materials you want won’t go outside your spending limit; don’t forget to include the price of delivery or shipping. Talk to a customer service rep to find out what their delivery time is like, as some companies have to order certain pieces from out-of-state.

Keep reading for some great tips on how to complete a bedroom remodel without the stress.

Create a Sanctuary

One of the best things about remodeling your bedroom is that you can use this opportunity to create a sleep sanctuary. That could mean choosing new lighting or curtains, installing a sound machine, or investing in a new mattress. If your bedding is more than seven to 10 years old, it’s time to shop for something new. Take into consideration what kind of sleeper you are — back, stomach, or side — and what your body temperature is like when you’re in bed, as some mattresses are made of materials that are better for hot sleepers.

Get Organized

It’s important to get organized before you do anything else. This means going through your belongings to purge items you no longer need — you can create piles for things you can donate, throw away, or sell — and creating storage solutions for your closet. If your nightstand tends to attract clutter, invest in one that has several drawers where you can store things. Large pieces of clothing, such as winter coats, can be stored flat inside plastic containers beneath the bed.

Leave Out the Distractions

One great thing about remodeling your bedroom is that you can add value to your home, meaning you can boost the sale price if you ever decide to put it on the market. There are several ways you can do this, but just as important as knowing what to include is knowing what not to include. You may be tempted to create a small office area in one corner (or in an area just off the bedroom), but this could actually work against you when selling, as most homeowners want a room that is comfy and distraction-free. It’s hard to relax and sleep well when you have a desk full of bills and responsibilities staring at you. The folks at HGTV have more great tips on how to make your master bedroom work for you.

Ask for Help

Moving furniture is a big job, and you can really injure yourself if you aren’t careful. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when it’s time to rearrange things; come up with a plan for where big pieces will go while you’re painting or making changes, especially if your bedroom is upstairs. Having a plan in place will reduce the risk of injury and will help the process go much smoother.

Remodeling a room in your home can be a big job, and it may require several days of work. Write out a list of all the tasks you want to accomplish, and look for ways you can save money by asking friends or family to help with moving, delivery, or installation. With a good plan, you can help the process go super smoothly.

Photo via Pixabay by Stevepb and article by Bret Angle at diyguys.net