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Remodel Planning Spreadsheets for your MCM Home Update

16 min read Once you’ve got your style guide set, start planning ahead for the look of your remodel with these essential remodel planning spreadsheets.

Once you’ve got your style plan in place, you’re ready to graduate to tracking the items you want for your home in a set of remodel planning spreadsheets. These are going to make everything easier, and may even save you money!

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The perfect Mid-Century Kitchen Update … for YOU

15 min read There’s no right answer to how to update a Mid-century kitchen – there’s only the right answer for you. But here are some helpful MCM update strategies to keep in mind!

I can’t tell you the right way to update your MCM kitchen;  the right choices you make in a mid-century kitchen update are going to be based on your life, your home, your needs. So … are you ready to make those calls for yourself?  

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How to Choose Mid-Century Tile for an MCM Update

12 min read Ultimately, any choice you make for your home is the right one. Let’s talk about how to choose Mid-Century Tile for your home up date … with confidence!

Here’s the bottom line, my friend: No one else can tell you what’s right for your home. It’s yours and it’s your families. So what I really want you to know here is that you can make right choices yourself. You can choose mid-century tile that’s perfect for YOU! Good so far?

Alright, let’s talk about how to make that happen.

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25 Days of Design: An AV Advent Calendar of MCM Design Advice

DAY 1: TIS THE SEASON TO DREAM OF HOME IMPROVEMENT

Everyone likes to add a little extra charm around the holidays to their home.

Bringing out seasonal decorations makes us take a fresh look at the space where we spend all of our days. Shortening daylight makes us think about how to maximize the comfort and joy in our homes. As well it should – we need a recurring chance to reevaluate our homes are doing for us

To me, this seems like a great time to dream a little bigger than holiday decor! While you’re thinking about how to bring a little brightness and cheer to your house for the season, let’s also think about how improve it in the medium and long-term!

I’m going to spend the next twenty five days sharing design insights in a short video every day. The first one is already up on @midmodmidwest. Or, if you prefer, you can get it on the podcast. See you tomorrow for another!

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Who needs a Master Plan … I bet YOU do!

13 min read Do you need a master plan to get the most out of your MCM remodel? I think that the answer is YES in just about every case. Here’s why…

I work with three distinct types of mid century homeowners who each need a master plan to make the most of their home update … for different reasons.

Which one are you?

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How a Master Plan Saves Remodeling Time and Money

12 min read A Mid-Century Master Plan isn’t just the right idea to keep your design goals on track, it will also save time and money as you remodel!

Nothing is more expensive in a remodel than changing your mind after construction is underway.  It will tank your timeline too.  The best way I know to avoid both of those problems – to save time and money as you remodel – well (Surprise) it’s a master plan.  

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Where to find Great MCM Remodeling Ideas

12 min read Don’t try to reinvent the wheel for your mid-century home when you can borrow from other people’s plans! Here’s where to go for great MCM Remodeling Ideas!

There are upwards of 15 million mid-century ranches houses in America.  There is just no need to re-invent the wheel looking for MCM Remodeling ideas.  

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Turn Scrolling MCM Instagram into a Remodeling Action Plan

16 min read What if the time you spend doom scrolling MCM Instagram could help you plan your dream remodel. It can! Here are some practical tips and tricks to make it happen!

I suspect you might be a little like me. Do you find yourself scrolling on MCM Instagram more than you mean to these days!  This is where we catch up on news from our friends. We check out all the latest pictures of the little ones in our lives. And … we bask in beautiful midcentury imagery!

With a smart phone in your life it’s pretty hard to avoid sometimes just mindlessly clicking into Instagram or Facebook to see “what’s new”.
We all do it.

But anytime of the day, and especially if you’re thinking about any home update projects, you could be putting some of that social media scroll time to really good use. Try using it to effectively plan and brainstorm for your remodel.

Wouldn’t that be nice?

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Design your Remodel BEFORE you set the Budget

11 min read Why you should master plan your remodel before you set the budget. You’ll love the results more … and it might even save you money!

The common wisdom is that you should save up money for a remodel and then plan one that fits your budget. I want to pitch an alternate plan. It can be better to let the design drive the budget, rather than the other way around. Let’s talk about diving into your master plan before you decide what your home update should cost.

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