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Bloggers' around the house resolutions for 2013

Some of our favourite bloggers share their around the house resolutions for the new year.

Each year the Style at Home team inevitably discusses our new year's resolutions for around the house. This year, though, we checked in with some of our favourite bloggers to see what their goals are for 2013.

Rambling Renovators: Relax and enjoy
"My resolution for 2013 is to put down the power tools and really enjoy my home. We completed a major basement renovation in 2012 and this year, I look forward to nothing more than folding sheets in the new laundry room, making a mess with my daughter in our craft area and just living in these spaces. As an avid DIYer, I thoroughly enjoy the renovating, planning and decorating, but I realize that taking time to soak in all the hard work and fine details we put into our home can be just as rewarding." - Jennifer Flores, Rambling Renovators.

aDESIGNdock: A stunning studio
"This year, I'm resolving to finally pull together that home office/studio space that I've been dreaming about. Think: cozy textiles, creative vignettes and clever storage. I've been curating inspiration shots on Pinterest and my blog since last New Years, all the while working away in a makeshift corner of the apartment. I think it's time!" - Amy Walter, aDESIGNdock.

Bijou and Boheme: Tackle the to-do list
"I'm crossing fingers that 2013 is going to be the year I check many home resolutions off my never-ending, always expanding design list. To start, the biggest project that needs to get done is replacing the flooring in our basement. I'd love to do something fun and unexpected. I'm contemplating black and white geometric marmoleum or leopard low pile carpet but, then again, I'd love some pink wall-to-wall action in the guest bedroom down there so we shall see.

After the flooring is complete, a mini basement face lift is also in order. Hoping we can make a few changes that will help the lower level feel more like the rest of the house. Right now, it's sort of a playroom/dumping ground. I'd give my left arm for some built in cabinetry, wallpaper and new lighting to happen.

Following the basement renos, I have a nursery project upstairs that needs to be finished before March when our little bambino arrives - I can't wait to get started on that one! Moving right along to summer, our back deck is very much in need of a re-do, as are our windows. And since design dominos are my favourite game, I'd also love to zhush up the exterior a bit with new siding and trim.

As you can see, it's a long list so we'll have to see how the budget holds out, but in my mind 2013 is shaping up to be a real Bijou decorating/renovating soiree." - Christine Dovey, BIjou and Boheme.


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