If you are guilty of starting home design projects but never seeing them to completion, then you need to change your attitude and how you approach design projects. A kitchen or bathroom remodel won’t complete itself, after all.
Most people will admit to having various unfinished design projects in their home, but once it becomes a pattern and you never finish anything you start, it’s time to reconsider your thinking and take it on with a different angle.
Home design projects require commitment, dedication, and a whole lot of effort. If you come home from work exhausted, there is no question about why you don’t feel up to finishing that project.
If you want to change this, and often feel guilty about leaving projects uncompleted, then take on this advice.
- Plan Before You Start
It can be tempting just to get stuck right in on a project and see where the flow takes you, but this approach will not see you through to the end.
Before you even pick up your tool kit, thoroughly plan what you are going to do. It’s crucial that you know where to start and where to pick up next time after you finish. It can be incredibly demotivating to try to pick up on the project a week or two later, only to be unsure of where you had left off the last time.
Planning will also give you a better overview of the project and whether you can feasibly complete it by yourself.
- Set Goals
Motivation is vital for projects that will take some time. Set goals for yourself to achieve. Aim to have all of the kitchen cabinets installed within two weeks or have the bathroom plumbing installed and working by the end of the next.
Goals like this can help you to envision the end result and give you the boost of motivation you need to keep going.
- Ask for Advice
Even if you have decided to take on a design project by yourself, there is no harm in asking family members, friends, or even expert designers for their advice on the project.
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- One at a Time
If a project isn’t going your way, it can be incredibly tempting to abandon it and start another, but these will simply leave many unfinished projects.
Make sure you finish a project to the best of your ability before you start working on something else. Having multiple ongoing projects at home can make it a more stressful environment, and you certainly won’t have the energy to work on them all. Before you start replacing the tiles in the bathroom, make sure you are happy with the kitchen first.
If you have a one project at a time rule, you will feel more encouraged to finish one design project so that you can get on with another.