Building a relationship with your home

Have you ever stopped to think about how your home influences you? Whether you are remodeling or redecorating, the decisions you make, and the way you make decisions will have an impact on your life at and outside of the home.

Here are some questions to consider so that your ideas and identity will be manifested in your home.

How do you want to live? How much openness or privacy do you want? How much connectedness or independence do you need? Do you want to surround yourself with objects or surround yourself with space? How different, or similar, do you want your home to be from the one in which you grew up? What are your partner's answers to these questions, and how might you reconcile the potential differences?

Thoughtful design is important to building a positive and lasting relationship with your home, and with those whom you share it with.