Redecorating usually involves changing paint, carpet, window treatments and furniture. Many people do these projects on their own, but I want to recommend that you try to use a professional. Good design is priceless and the right professional designer will give ideas and resources that you cannot get on your own. Redecorating usually has a shorter time line and a small to medium sized budget. First you redecorate your family room: new window treatments, new paint, new carpet, a new couch or love seat and then you look at the kitchen and see that they no longer flow together or you just see the old against the new and you can’t wait to do your kitchen next. The counter tops are looking worn, the cabinets are faded and don’t provide enough storage and that’s when you start to cross over into Remodeling. So many people do cosmetic fixes and are disappointed in the outcome. Once again, I want to recommend that you use a professional. Ideas, design and resources are available to them that you cannot reach. The advice of an experienced professional is a small investment in the overall costs but can make a huge difference in the final outcome. If you don’t have a plan and you do things on a small scale, doing a bigger project may have been a better investment for the time, energy, effort and money invested.