Magazines with pretty pictures can inspire all of us and get the creative juices flowing when it comes to our relentless pursuit of the perfect home. However, a healthy dose of reality may be called for when it comes to meeting the day-to-day lifestyle of you and your family.
Planning for enough storage space is as important as the overall look and feel of a room. Without places to put everything that will inevitably turn up, the space will never look picture perfect. The path of least resistance is the road most often taken, especially when it comes to children and spouses. Plan your space accordingly.
The busiest rooms need the most attention. Think double duty. An enclosed cabinet can serve as a microwave stand in the kitchen. A coffee table with built-in storage can be a lifesaver in the den. It seems that there can never be enough drawer space in a bedroom so under the bed storage is a welcome addition. Baskets add charm to any room and provide an easy and convenient solution for housing a multitude of things.
We should all live within our means as well as our lifestyle. Let your surrounding fit you. With a little creativity and ingenuity, you can have a beautiful home that also works and functions well for you and yours.