Welcome to the new year! Cannot believe 2020 and 2021 are both behind us. Couple of the craziest years we have experienced in our lifetime and probably not the last we will experience but I’m happy to say we are done with them. 2022 is a whole new year for all new adventures, lessons, accomplishments, and even failures. We don’t learn unless we make mistakes so let’s put our brains to work this year. Come up with ways to be more confident in your decision making, find the motivation to do the things you have been holding off and act upon the goals you have set for yourself. New year doesn’t have to mean a new you, but it can mean a better you. So find the best in everything this year. Even if that is a whole house remodel,(changes can be scary) and big changes can be scarier but imagine the big successes of it and all the new beauty you will be bringing into your home. Aren’t wanting to move out but need a new feel, that whole house remodel will give it to you. Just give us a call so we can chat 425-224-2004
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Classic Remodeling NW Inc. is starting the new year with a pretty full schedule. Last year we saw a lot of amazing clients and new projects. This year we would love to meet and see new ones. With our schedule booked with whole house remodels and additions, now would be the time to get your project figured out, whether that be getting needed drawings for your project, a permit or even getting the list of everything you want done put together to meet with contractor. There are some steps that need to be checked off well before the project starts and if you aren’t sure if you have checked those off yet give us a call. We would love to hear about your remodeling ideas.
The feeling of house shame-sometimes also called “housebarrassment”-is precisely what it sounds like: a deep sense of discomfort when it comes time to introduce your home to others. House shame, much like body shame, is something many people worldwide have dealt with, long before there was a name for it.
Unfortunately, the prevalence of house shame appears to be on the rise. So we reached out to several experts to figure out why we all occasionally blush at the idea of opening our front door to visitors.
We discovered that house shame has an array of causes-and thankfully, solutions. Read on to learn how you can turn those negative emotions into empowerment.
Why You May Feel House Shame
Don’t Let Others House Shame You
“If other people are making you feel house shame, it may be time to reassess those relationships,” says Tanya DiNicolantonio, a real estate professional at Re/Max Escarpment Realty in Hamilton, Ontario. “In the end, where you live is worthy of respect, whether you’re renting or buying.”
And remember that living within your means is always the responsible, honorable thing to do.
“People can be judgy, but the important thing is, how do you feel about your home,” says Katie Kochelek, an interior designer and CEO of Ten Key Home & Kitchen Remodels in Edmond, OK.
Overcoming House Shame with Art and Decor
Overcoming House Shame with Greenery
Overcoming House SHame by Decluttering
The easiest and cheapest by far is simply decluttering. Tidying up pays mental as well as aesthetic dividends-studies have been shown that decluttering can make you healthier and happier, according to the Mayo Clinic.
“Most people feel best when their space is decluttered and neat, so your first step to creating a home you can feel good about is clearing out the clutter,” says Kochelek. She also notes that you can make money in the decluttering process by selling items online or writing them off on your taxes after donating them.
Overcoming House Shame with DIY Projects
To get over his discomfort, he watched YouTube videos that showed him how to tackle some of the eyesores that were bothering him.
“So I updated my front railings, put in a new front door, refinished my concrete steps,” says Helwig. “This added immediate curb appeal. Then I added awesome planters and installed shutters on my front windows.”
While Helwig made the changes slowly, he immediately began feeling better about his house. You can also tackle a surprising number of DIY projects with the help of tutorials from pros on YouTube, says Helwig.
The bottom line when it comes to house shame? We should all try to overcome this sense of discomfort by taking one project one step at a time. Taking action will not only make your home look better, but it will also make it feel cozier and more authentic. And you’ll likely feel good about it no matter who shows up at your front door.
Chicken Pot Pie South
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Puff Pastry Croutons
Puff Pastry Croutons:
To prep the leeks, cut off the dark green leaves at a 45 degree angle and discard. Chop the white and light green parts, wash well in a bowl of water and spin dry in a salad spinner. Wet leeks will steam rather than sauté. For the puff pastry croutons, defrost puff pastry overnight in the refrigerator. You want the pastry to be very cold when you bake it.