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3 Tips to Love Your Home

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I know the feeling: that nagging thought that you can’t help but think your home is ugly and doesn’t measure up to other people’s home.

Although I’m a DIY blogger who does home improvement and furniture makeovers (check out my Project Gallery), I suffer from this “My house is ugly” syndrome, too.

In fact, whenever people come over to my home, I find myself apologizing about this project that sits unfinished….or that part of my house that has dirty walls because the kids drag their hands all over it when walking past.

Over the years since moving into our old 1973 home, it has taken a lot of time for me to finally get to the point where I feel comfortable with my home.

I’m comfortable with it because it’s finally started to feel warm and cozy (after years of living here). But I still find myself apologizing and making excuses and pointing out its faults before other people can.

In fact, in one of my YouTube videos, I did a house tour for readers and viewers and I apologized and tried to explain away all the little piles of clutter and the unfinished projects and mismatched furniture.

You can watch that video below.

(Keep reading for 3 tips to help you stop thinking your house is ugly).

 

 

It’s Not Just You: Lots of People Think Their Home is Ugly

Years ago I happened to get an email from a girl who stumbled upon one of my old posts and she wrote me something so poignant:

I just came across your blog a few weeks ago, while searching for photos of rooms painted in Rainwashed. I wanted to tell you how much I like your blog. It’s so refreshing to see a diy/decorating blog featuring a normal looking house, lol!

Seriously though! I live in a 1,700 square foot house, that was built in 1926. It’s easy to feel inadequate seeing blogs with 5,000+ square foot, brand new mini mansions, that look like something straight out of Better Homes and Gardens. I’d much rather read about someone fixing up an older, average home, on a budget!

 

Her email hit a nerve.

I decided to respond to her email and share why we shouldn’t be comparing our home to others’ homes.

I knew exactly how she felt because that’s how I feel. Even now….after all these years.

There is still some part of me that feels like my home isn’t good enough, especially considering that working on my house as a blogger is my full-time job!

But her email ignited something inside of me–a desire for us all to STOP crapping on our houses and simply love it and decorate it for what it is: our place of comfort!

I was inspired to create that short video to inspire all of you beautiful homeowners who sometimes feel inadequate about your house, too. We are just the same: women are want to create a pretty, comfortable, yet affordable home for ourselves and our family.

(P.S. You can see how I’ve been working on turning my house into a home with these projects:

  • BEFORE & AFTER: My Pretty Lavender Master Bathroom Makeover
  • BEFORE & AFTER: My Colorful Half Bathroom Makeover With a Wall Stencil!
  • BEFORE & AFTER: My Kid’s Bathroom Makeover
  • BEFORE & AFTER: Boys Blue Accent Wall Bedroom
  • BEFORE & AFTER: My Pretty Laundry Room Makeover

You Do NOT Have an “Ugly” House: 3 Tips to Stop Complaining About Your House

Okay…..but maybe you do have an outdated house and you want to do a makeover. Doesn’t that sound better? More positive?

“Outdated” sounds like something easily fixable.

“Ugly” just sounds….hopeless!

And we’re all doing such great jobs on making our houses look fabulous for very little money (and so little time, too!). So let’s stop comparing ourselves and our homes to people in the blogosphere okay?

Keep reading below for some tips we can do to change our attitude our house!

(RESOURCE: Check out this post on how to make an “ugly” home look good with easy decorating tips from the pros).

TIP #1: Be thankful you’ve

got housing.

When the wind is whipping and I’m rushing up my walkway to get inside, I’m often struck with the thought, “Thank God I have a house!” More than 500,000 people in the U.S. are homeless, according to this report in 2015. Seriously. Why would we complain when we have money to pay for housing??? Thinking about this alarming fact makes me feel idiotic for even thinking my house is ugly.

TIP #2: Make a plan for decorating your home.

We’re all short on time.

I get it.

But if you plan for the projects and room makeovers you want to do, you’d be surprised how much easier it is to get those projects and makeovers done.

I had put together a free Room Makeover Journal packet that you can download by entering your name and email here:

 

 

When you create this DIY journal from scrapbook paper, you’ll have a way to track your progress, list your materials needed, and more.

Soon, your house will feel more put together and not quite as “ugly”!

 

 

 

 

TIP #3: Take “Before” and “After” pictures of your house along the way.

Homes evolve over time, don’t they?

How your home looked 3 years ago is likely nothing like what it looks like today. Maybe you’ve changed the furniture, had the floors done, changed the paint….

And sometimes we forget the evolution and where we started from!

I can tell you–when we started out in this house, we had wallpaper on nearly every vertical surface…outdated brown paneling…and more.

This is what my family room looked like when we moved in: a dreary 70’s brick fireplace, paneling, and wallpaper over the paneling!

BEFORE

 

I ended up painting my brick fireplace so that it still looked like brick (which lightened up the room tremendously!), removed the paneling, sewed a pair of cute lined DIY curtains, and decorated the house with affordable thrift store furniture.

Because I took pictures along the way and reviewed those old pictures from time to time, it helps to remind me of how far we’ve come in this house.

Suddenly, it doesn’t seem like such an ugly house. Instead, it feels like a home in transition and it helps me to see that we really have made progress!

So be sure to take lots of pictures of your home and your projects and store them on an external hard drive or on Google Drive (or email them to yourself) and every now and then, click through them to see your progress over time. You’ll be shocked and will feel much less likely to say “My house is ugly.”

AFTER

 

 

Again, I know how easy is to think “My house is ugly!” But the truth is that we’re blessed to have housing…we’re blessed to have affordable options for making it look good without spending a lot of money (check out these thrift store tips), and if we remind ourselves of how far we’ve come, we might even start loving our house. 🙂

So have you ever told yourself “My house is ugly”? How did you learn to start loving your house? Leave a comment and let’s talk about it!

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Do you think that the concrete boxes from the Khrushchev buildings are scary? There are bigger nightmares in the world!

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Have you ever been on the other side of horror? In real hellish dungeons of big cities? Tekstilshchiki passed by – and do you think that you have been? How naive you are, reader!

This is what we mean – a penthouse!

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There are truly ingenious architects in our world who in reality can accomplish things that most ordinary people will not see in their worst dreams. But some especially lucky city dwellers can see it with their own eyes every day, just on the way to work.

We have collected the most terrible city buildings from all over the world, not excluding Moscow. Add new colors and shapes to your nightmares!

By the way, look at the ugliest private houses and apartments (the fruit, so to speak, of their owners’ personal aesthetic paroxysm) in our special eye-catching gallery.

1. Television tower in Prague

Beautiful Prague is good for everyone, but, to put it mildly, she was not lucky with the television tower. Giant cast-iron babies crawl along a concrete column. If this isn’t the heroin withdrawal scene from Trainspotting, we don’t even know what is.

2. Chang skyscraper in Bangkok

Massive, angular something, but oh well . .. However, after the architect added an eye, an ear and a tusk, it became really scary!

3. Beijing Tower

What did the architect mean by this building? We are at a loss!

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4. Private house in Mumbai

By the way, you can see other breathtaking views of this modern metropolis in our selection “City Hell” – a community where everyone shares the nightmares of their city.

5. House “on chicken legs” on Begovaya in Moscow

Also known as the centipede house. In any case, something terrible.

6. House in London with a Roman portico

The house itself with full balconies – okay. Against the Roman porticos with columns, we also have nothing. However, to be able to combine these two elements is so amazingly vulgar – this is the highest art!

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7. Japan Technical College

Conceived as a spaceship that crashes into a prefabricated house, this building is regularly featured in the list of the most ridiculous houses on our planet. Not unreasonably.

8. Bosnia, administrative building

It seems to be looking at us… Or just glad to see us?

9. And you, Berlin?

We did not expect this from this European capital! Is this the entrance? Window? A mute outburst of architectural desperation?

10. Theater Et Cetera in Moscow

There are so many beautiful things in the capital of our country that we simply could not pass by one more masterpiece. Everything is ugly here: the color, the shapes, and their bold combinations.

Text author: Katya Chekushina

Photo: Shutterstock/Fotodom.ru, Legion Media, twitter

Architects named the ugliest buildings in Novosibirsk – December 8, 2019

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The well-known blogger Ilya Varlamov compiled his hit parade of architectural freaks from the 100 most terrible buildings throughout Russia. This list included two Novosibirsk buildings – the new building of the Novosibirsk State University and the mushroom house in the yards on Lenin Square. NGS readers were indignant that the metropolitan blogger scolded the city, and asked why such ratings were not made by professionals. The correspondent of the NGS spoke with Novosibirsk architects about whether they share the opinion of Ilya Varlamov, and asked them to make their hit parade of freaks.

— There is bad music, there is bad literature, and there is bad architecture. But in architecture, the consequences of bad taste are much more devastating than in other forms of art,” Ilya Varlamov wrote in his blog. – First of all, it is very durable: if some kind of shit is built, it is very unlikely that it will be demolished the very next day. It will stand for decades and poison the urban environment. Secondly, bad architecture is not as easy to shut out as bad music or bad books. Thirdly, architecture always has a customer. And the people who today are the customers of Russian architecture got their posts back in 90th. Where did these people come from? What is their education? Are they good at art? The answers to all these questions can be read on the streets of our cities.

House-mushroom

The 100th place in the rating was taken by the house at Trudovaya, 3/1. This building with a blue roof is hidden in the courtyards on Lenin Square.

– To be honest, I don’t understand how it happened, what’s down there and how this huge blue roof was attached to this balcony with skylights. Outwardly, this building is so ugly, it looks like some kind of ridiculous fungus, that it would be cool to start with it,” Ilya Varlamov began the story on his YouTube channel.

Architect Igor Popovsky, the author of the Novosibirsk planetarium, was surprised why this mushroom house was included in the list. According to him, there are several such freaks in the city and no one notices them – there is the same “mushroom” on Chaplygin Street.

The company that built the mushroom house specializes in attic extensions and is located in the same building

On 9The 8th place in the hit parade of architectural freaks is the new main building of Novosibirsk State University. Blogger Varlamov recalled that when he first saw this building, he thought it was a newfangled temple or mosque.

Some people compare the NSU building with the R2D2 robot from Star Wars

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47% of NGS readers agreed that both buildings that Varlamov included in his list are scary. Another 40% stood up for the new main building of NSU, 3% of readers liked the mushroom house. Novosibirsk architects, rather, shared the assessment of the metropolitan blogger. “In general, I agree with Varlamov. NSU is a terrible barracks,” says architect Andrei Buslaev, head of Buslaev Architects, winner of the Golden Capital rating.

— The new NSU building is a post-modernist object that does not match the context of Akademgorodok, — says architect Igor Popovsky. – I think he got a dome because NSU sought to identify itself with Moscow State University. Moscow State University has a spire, and we have a dome as an expression of solemnity. And it was even gilded.

Gaudi’s House

There are two buildings in Novosibirsk that remind Siberians of the famous Catalan architect Antonio Gaudi. And if the first, near the restaurant “Na Dacha”, rather surprises, then the second, on Bolshevikskaya, terrifies.

Some people call this wave-like house on Bolshevikskaya the house of Gaudí – the great architect would hardly agree with this

You can talk not about freaks, but about things that you don’t like. But despite the principles, I will name one freak. This is the “Gaudi building” on Bolshevikskaya, – comments Igor Popovsky. – When I drive by, I always think: “Well, how can it be.” Varlamov did not notice him, but it’s just a song. It stands on the highway, and it’s just atas. It’s not Gaudi, but I don’t know what. The mushroom house is at least inside the quarter, but this is the face of the city!

Annex to Lenina, 12

— Garbage facilities have been added to the building at Lenina, 12. Trash freaks. I am annoyed by the fact that the one-story part of the building has moved out into the street. This extension appeared, – continues the architect Popovsky.

The first floor of the building on Lenina, 12 has grown towards the roadway

4 One of the scariest buildings on which there is no living place from advertising, located at the River Station.

– Another garbage object is the building where the Fork-Spoon is located. This is some kind of fungus that does not fit into the framework of the embankment at all,” adds the architect Popovsky.

The Vilka-Spoon building, littered with advertising, at the River Station does not fit well into the renovated embankment

0004 Chief Architect of APM Fefelova VV Maria Fefelova, author of the Marriott Hotel on Lenin Square, called the bus station on Krasny Prospekt terrible.

Architect Maria Fefelova does not understand who managed to come up with such an inconvenient bus station and sympathizes with people and buses. I’m not even talking about his appearance, I’m talking about thoughtfulness. People spill out onto the roadway, cars stumble over buses. It’s just a traffic bacchanalia. That’s who did it? I do not know what can now be compared with this masterpiece. Have you tried to go there? The entrance to a residential building is more spacious and more properly organized than to this building. I don’t know who drew it. I just don’t understand. I would like to hear what they thought about transport, what they thought about flows, and in general, who was thinking about what when they drew it. This is what I would listen to, and everything else is a matter of taste, personal preferences.

Dark skyscraper

Denis Gerasimov, the author of the concept of inclined towers of the technopark, the Cocoon business center on Maxim Gorky Street and the Buton building near the chapel on Krasny Prospekt, considers the skyscraper on Deputatskaya, behind the Opera House, to be the strangest.

— I don’t like City Center the most. It is downright creepy, gloomy, and so pitiful that now there is no freedom of sight behind the opera house. This is generally the most economical skyscraper, – says Denis Gerasimov.

City Center building behind the Opera House disapproves of many architects

reception and draw attention to the quality of architecture by compiling a rating of “100 ugliest buildings”. This is an excellent opportunity to start a dialogue in the media about the qualities of architecture. Unfortunately, in the popular media, the quality of architecture is discussed much less frequently than the quality of cars, – says Dmitry Oshchepkov, architect of TM Lanterna (author of the boat station, the business center at Voskhod, the recreation center in Zaeltsovsky Bor).

Architect Igor Popovsky liked the idea of ​​architectural critic Grigory Revzin that all of Russia is sinking and the only iceberg is Moscow.

– And Varlamov on this iceberg. He looks at this swamp around, and this irritates the people of Novosibirsk. “Well, give us the same money, don’t take everything from us, maybe we can do better.” These ratings are annoying because there is no help and support,” the architect explains. He is sure that there are plenty of such freak buildings in Moscow – enough for 15 Novosibirsk.