New Site Helps Homeowners to Make Home a Haven

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As Economy Worsens, Homeowners Can Make their Home a Secure Retreat

Because when you do not have a dream, or a plan, you are prone to fail. It's also important to be organized to help deal with what is already a stressful situation.

Each day the economic news is more dire and Americans continue to tighten their belts. Staying home and eating in suddenly seems like a good idea. That home improvement project that before seemed like a waste of time now seems like an ideal way to enjoy home more.

As American make the switch to more home-based activities, they are finding that they want to make their homes more comfortable, inviting and worthy of retreat status.

That's where the experts come in. And it's best to find expert help from people who have been through it all before.

Katrina Morgan is one such experienced expert. She's had the unusual experience of remodeling two homes before the age of 30 (one finished less than a year ago) and through her website AtoZHomeDesign, she seeks to help other homeowners build and design their dream home.

Morgan has even written a home remodeling report that's free on her website. It seeks to help people through the home building (or remodeling) process. Morgan emphasizes making a plan, sticking to the plan and being clear about what you need and what you expect when dealing with contractors.

"You should have your dreams and plans for your home in writing," Morgan says. "Because when you do not have a dream, or a plan, you are prone to fail. It's also important to be organized to help deal with what is already a stressful situation."

Morgan emphasizes that working through a remodeling or homebuilding project can be overwhelming for someone with no previous experience. There are codes and laws to understand, inspectors to deal with, contractors to hire. People might wonder through the process if they are doing things right, if everything will work out perfectly.

Morgan seeks to help people through the process with her free newsletter and free report. Website members can also gain access to a helpful home improvement forum as well as the solid expertise that can only come from someone with extensive experience, like Morgan herself.

The website, in fact, could be invaluable to someone embarking on a home remodeling project. From tips for furniture to ideas on gardens, there's a little of something for everyone.

Morgan said one of the most important components of the site is its ability to connect homeowners with each other, so they can help each other with their remodeling, decorating or landscaping problems and questions. The site's success, she says, is directly tied to how involved the site members choose to be. She wants members to become active participants in helping others improve their home.

"Don't let the news of the housing market and economy put a damper on your dreams," Morgan said. "Take the time to plan your own luxury resort at home."

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