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See What Makeovers Taught Me

One of my many reasons for creating this blog was to educate my readers with the simple and practical tips i provide and i just love being able to help with your DIY home improvement projects. I may not put up posts very frequently but i am here to stay as long as the vision to make the world more beautiful one room at a time is still alive. So today, here is my little nuggets of wisdom (from me to you with love) as you plan your makeover or remodel:

1. Work with a budget: This is not a time to let your pocket leak….Be honest and realistic about your finances from the get-go and determine how much you are willing to invest in the makeover but bear in mind that you cannot achieve that dream home with a budget too small or unrealistic 

2. You do not need to buy all things: Don’t spend all that money buying everything, look around your house, you’d be amazed at the dozens of pieces you will come across for a re-use, re-paint or recycle. Yes! you are allowed to be thrifty here so you buy stuffs you will end up not using and later worry about clutters 

3. No compromise on quality: Did i hear you say ‘i will get it cheaper down the road” (you are on your way to be one-chanced Lol) Keep your eye on quality, it will last a decade! Your renovation, makeover or whatever you choose to call it, is an investment although you will certainly be looking at the pennies. And that takes me to the next point…..

4. Do not live in the now, think about the future: Thinking that ‘cheap’ item you got down the road will serve you a long time? think again! Also, if your family is still growing, this is the time to plan your space; create extra rooms, storage, etc. You may not have the luxury when the time comes 

5. There is nothing like the word ‘vogue’ Its your style, create it! bring it on! Now you have the creative freedom to transform your home. It’s much easier to have a picture of what you intend to achieve and the ability to put everything together

6. Consider inmates: When i say inmates, I’m not referring to those confined in prison o! Consider the people living with you; their preferences and opinion should be represented and you should work around your makeover to accommodate everyone. This is not very easy especially when you have a spouse or children with varying taste or style

7. Consider stuffs: Stuffs are those things that occupy space in your home like your furniture and home appliances. The size of sofa, height of kitchen cabinet, number and size of appliances should also be considered during a makeover

8. Call a Pro: In the event that what you intend to achieve becomes an uphill task and you are unable to complete it on your own, its time to call a Pro; a decorator, a painter or contractor. If you are confused about what interior decorators do, click here

I hope you found these nuggets of wisdom useful? Share yours if you got any….

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Nkem Offonabo is a Banker, Entrepreneur, Humanitarian and Lead Editor, Crown Musings. She is passionate about Decor, Personal Development and Wealth Creation. She believes that every individual is unique and has potential for greatness if properly nurtured. She hopes to use her blog community to Inspire, Motivate, Empower, Transform and ultimately help people be the best version of themselves.



  1. Erniesha Tibs

    January 29, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Mami…..I love all the tips eh….buh I will go with #8…Call a Pro like Nkem!!!!…hehe…How are you mami…

  2. Nkem Okechukwu

    January 29, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Mami, i'm doing great. I'm excited that you had time to come check on me *hugs* How is school though? I enjoyed Mofaya's post yesterday. hehehehehe

  3. Trendymother

    January 29, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Emm.. Mummy blogger, apart from reading this great nuggets, will there be any complimentary treats from the decorator? *winks*
    My home is available for such treats o

  4. Nkem Okechukwu

    January 29, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    Trendymama, sure there would be! *winks back*

  5. Lohla Windfall

    January 29, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    You just echoed some of the things I told my bro inlaw when he wanted to renovate. He was all about what he saw at so and so's house it was exasperating. But then again iz not my money so I sealed my mouth before I turn into a hater lol.
    Great tips hun I always enjoy your posts.

  6. Nkem Okechukwu

    January 29, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    Hehehe! Don't be a hater Lohla! He's allowed to sneak at other people's home but ultimately your home should represent your personality. I hope his renovation turned out great?

  7. SuperLux

    January 29, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    So many things to learn in the craft that we do that we can apply in our lives in general. Thanks for sharing your lessons in makeovers. 🙂

  8. Nkem Okechukwu

    January 30, 2015 at 7:23 am

    Lux,your thoughts eeeehhhh You are such a brilliant lady! Yes, these lessons can be applied to life as well. How have you been?

  9. bolatito fashina

    March 4, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    Another wonderful tips

  10. Nkem Okechukwu

    March 4, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    Thank you my new found interior lover!

  11. Ms Lily

    March 7, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Now you make me want to get married Nkem. Why do I feel this blog is only for the married ones? Not fair o.

  12. Nkem Okechukwu

    March 7, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Lily!!!!! Don't brand the blog ooo! Its for everyone; the taken, the ready to be taken, the waiting to be taken, etc (Lol) You can start now to learn all the skills needed.

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