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Home. We've all been spending a lot (yes, too much) time here.

Our homes are all vastly different but its generally the place we lay down out heads, the place we find the most privacy or relaxation, the place where our family is (which is why when you were in your first apartment as a young adult, "home" might still have meant where you grew up or where your parents lived). Home is a construct of a million ideas, emotions and, yes, a physical place.

If you have a home, whether you rent it or own it, be grateful. There are many who do not. And as this goes on, many will be forced to give up their homes as jobs shut down and small businesses struggle.

Many of us, despite what we have, are longing for something else. You only have one bathroom and two kids. No yard or one thats very small. You live in a studio apartment but love to entertain. Etc.

This time at home has given us even more time to think, and live, what works in our homes and what doesn't.

And here I finally come to my point. I see a lot of people in a constant state of disapproval over their homes, wanting something else, but with no current ability to get there or uncertainty about moving.
All of that is totally fair - every home is imperfect - but every home also has potential.
Every home has positives.

I highly recommend a "Love it or List it" mentality of your home. If you need to, and it makes financial sense, its time to list (and OF COURSE I am always here to have that zero-pressure, candid conversation with you!).

If its not possible or doesn't make financial sense, then its time to LOVE IT. Don't let your love for your home rot away because of its fall backs. Every home has negatives. Even 'perfect homes', if nothing else, will likely have the negatives of a higher mortgage payment.
If something doesn't work, change it.
If you hate how cluttered your home is, its time to edit!
If you think your kitchen is dark, paint it!
If you hate your bathroom, remodel it, even if you have to paint everything DIY on a few hundred dollar budget. (like this kitchen or this bathroom!)

I love ChrisLoveJulia's post on this and tips on how to "Love Your Home Now" 

The point is, love the space you are in. Even if its imperfect. Its Home.

P.s. If you have a common design issue with your home, head over to my Pinterest page for a few boards on the most common design problems and ideas on how to fix them!


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