DecorSpark.com explains whether to take on "do-it-yourself" upgrades in the home or just deal with it.

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Making changes to the home is not only expensive at times, but also becomes a bit stressful. Sherry and John Petersik from Young House Love are an ambitious young couple constantly redecorating, renovating, and upgrading their home and sharing their progress. DecorSpark.com sheds some light on how they do it all and still stay sane.

Sometimes it's difficult to tell whether or not the home is actually finished. At times it seems like something can always be tweaked, remodeled, upgraded, redecorated, etc. When is the home actually finished?

Recently a reader sent in a very interesting question regarding the home of Young House Love in DIYing vs. Living In Your Home & Enjoying It:

"Since you decorate/upgrade/reno your house for a living, do you ever feel like you are always working on your house but not ever getting to just live in it and enjoy it?"
– Rach

That’s a great question to ask, because is anyone’s home ever really finished? Isn’t there always something that can be tweaked, fixed, finished or replaced?

Since the blog started out as a hobby, when things took off for the young couple, it was busy and only got busier. Now that it’s a full time job for Sherry and her husband, John, they’re always in the midst of project, but they wouldn’t have it any other way.

"Projects and planning and painting and all the fun physical you-see-the-changes-as-you-go stuff is the thing we always look forward to! It’s so rewarding and personal that it never gets old. I definitely don’t think it would be that way for everyone, but just as someone else might have a passion for numbers (and take great joy in being a professor or an accountant or a financial adviser) we have a passion for getting to plan/rethink/paint/upgrade stuff."
–Sherry Petersik

That’s not to say the experience has been a piece of cake. “It wasn’t always an enjoyable, balanced, healthy thing for us though,” admitting in her first house with her husband she felt very rushed to finish everything in the house. They put unrealistic expectations on themselves and it wasn’t fun for them.

To read the rest of this post check out http://decorspark.com/2012/05/24/do-it-yourself-or-just-deal-with-it/

Finished with the inside of the home? Why not try out some of these brilliant ideas from Lowe's Designer Challenge here:http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/5/prweb9528029.htm.

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