Over half of Americans have plans to repaint their house and more than one in four are looking to renovate their kitchen. But perfectionism, unrealistic expectations, and procrastination can quickly snowball into a mass of unfinished projects and potentially cause additional stress. What’s more, all this remodeling means serious business for anyone in the home improvement sphere, and big box home improvement stores are ground zero.
Start with a simple to-do list and figure out what to do yourself and what will require professionals. Even if you’re midway through a handful of projects, it never hurts to take stock of progress and re-prioritize if necessary. Stick to a timeline and call in the pros when needed. Be honest and realistic when it comes to your skills; call in backup when necessary and consult with a professional if the job starts feeling like too much to handle. Putting care and thought into our physical spaces can translate to greater inner peace.
Here’s how to take control of your space and keep it from controlling you. This infographic goes into more detail on the psychology of space and how professionals and amateurs can work together to create better spaces with the goal of peace of mind.