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Home Sweet Home

Fall in love with your home and yard all over again.

Just like with everything in life, sometimes we need to take a fresh look at our homes. After many of us have been isolated or just staying in our private spaces, we are either so tired of our spaces or so thankful for them. I've had the luxury of having my beautiful home here and purchasing another home in Arizona. I purposely decorated them differently, as to have a new feeling. Isn't that what we are all wanting? Here are some easy tips for getting that regenerated look and feeling.  

1. Declutter
Start by decluttering your home, room by room. If you feel anxious about it, take a picture or gift someone something by donating or sharing your golden nuggets that you’ve collected. Ask yourself: Do I use this? Do I like it? Do I need it? 

2. Eliminate.
Look at your home and remove anything that doesn’t bring you that happy feeling—faded pillows, furniture, bedding, lighting, paint color and so on. A fresh coat of paint does wonders; just remember, once you do one wall, it’s contagious and you’ll have to continue. It’s so worth it!!

3. Upgrade.
How can I make my house look more expensive? You’ve heard of the saying, “Dress for Success”—the same goes for our home and you can mix expensive with not so pricey and still give it that pop. For inspiration, collect pictures of things you love and match the look. A little bit of bling goes a long way, if you're into that. 

4. Garden.
How do I make my garden look fancy? Less is more in most cases. Keep it neat and clean so it's easy to maintain and easy on the eyes. Add a few potted plants for flowers or fruits and veggies that you can enjoy and that are so good for you. Knowing they are fresh out of your garden is a treat in itself; it’s like “Eating off your land.” A nice table or chairs with a fire pit can really dress up a yard, and if you don't have the room for that, a simple bench or swing will add a great touch.

Make your space your castle, so it feels not only functional, but inviting. This will make all the difference in the world.

Tune in to the Kim Pagano Show, the brighter side of life, on1590 KVTA or stream Kim on KVTA.com and download Kim’s podcast. To share your story, email kim@kpshow.org.

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