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The Zen of renovating

Keeping the big picture in mind and not sweating the small stuff is key when it comes to a home makeover.

There is no such thing as a perfect renovation so do not aim for perfection. Accept that you are working with constraints and always wrestling with trade-offs.

I REMEMBER feeling physically and mentally tired after choosing all the lights of the home I was renovating. I was so tired I bumped into a motorcycle while reversing out of the parking lot, incurring unnecessary expense. The science of decision-making has come a long way since: today, we know...

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