Your environment often contributes to your mood. Keep yourself and your home fresh with our Home Refresh + Renovation Inserts or Home Refresh + Renovation Notebook | B6. Start by mapping ideas for a living space overhaul under the Design Concept box along with a proposed Color Scheme. My favorite aspect of these inserts is the designated space for Photos + Inspiration, which may house your favorite ideas to implement in a room design! Print decor inspo, add photos, and sketch your design concepts. Once you have rounded out an idea for area adjustments, make notes of specific Features and Decor + Accents. Now you have all the information you need to finally sketch layout samples using the grid space in the Layout + Planning page, using the furniture items, colors, and materials that you’ve already mapped out. The Engineering Grid Desk Pad is a perfect extension to your Layout + Planning page, as it provides ample room to sketch and plan your space layout. Set your scale for size and get drafting!
Keep your To Do list updated for every step in your home refresh project. On the same page, list the items required for the project, and make a note of those that you still need to purchase with the Supply List.
For the home projects that include contractors, decorators, or any other outside party, the Contact Information + Notes page hosts all of your contacts and notes about their contribution to the project.
Track your renovation process every step of the way with the Gantt Chart Inserts. List all of your tasks within the project along with a deadline for each. Then, fill in your chart for each day that you work on your tasks. Utilize the Notes section by recording progress and expectations, or create a color key. I like to keep track of progress by writing or color-coding percentages indicating how much headway I’ve made on each project. For example, early project sessions may be marked as 25% complete, midway as 50%, and 75% when the project is almost completed.
Incorporate the Cleaning Inserts to track your daily chores and home maintenance, keeping your home refreshed and tidy! Label your daily chores and mark each day’s corresponding box whenever a chore is completed. These are great for families and those with roommates to track assigned chores and organize home cleaning. I like using the Tombow Brush Pens or a highlighter like the Pentel Illumina FLEX Marker | Pastel Green to color in the weekly tracker and mark which tasks have been completed daily.
We hope that these tips help make your home renovations even more exciting and organized! Want to house all of your home related inserts in one place? Use our Textured Plastic Binder | A5 to create a home planner dedicated to keeping your living space fresh and coordinated. For more tips on incorporating home-life planning in your planning routine, schedule a Planner Consultation with one of our experts today!