Getting The Ultimate Pinterest Dream Home Would Cost You Millions, or so they say ...
I have a completely different perspective. While, yes, you may not be able to get or design EXACTLY like this dream home you can sure get close. It just takes some imagination, skill and a little bit of time. Sometimes my dreams and budget don't line up and I have a hard time telling myself "no". Haha let's be real, I hardly ever tell myself no and here's how I do it.
Basic ideas to make your expensive tastes match your realistic budget:
1. Plan. Yes, very simple. If you can plan and layout your ideas it will be much easier to find what you need and eliminate extra spending or buying full price.
2. Sale Items, Craigslist, Goodwill, Friends. Remember to keep in mind all your options for finding what you are looking for besides just big store shopping. I even shop the "free" section of Craigslist sometimes!
3. Budget. Keep in mind some items will cost you full price, esspecially if you have expensive tastes like me. Your budget will help you save money where you can and spend some $$ where you need it.
These concepts are so basic it's laughable. But I still remind myself of them every time I start a new project. I attribute my first flipped home to these simple ideals. I more than doubled the purchase price of the home and could not have been more happy with the results.
As always, I'd love to hear about your upcoming design or renovation ideas. Consults will cost you a bottle of wine and are guaranteed to be fun!
If your not convinced of what I'm talking about and would prefer to spend millions here is a great article from Harper's BAZZAR. I love these guys!