Opinion: The home improvement effect
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I’m sitting in my “dining” room amidst what feels like a garage sale. To my right are a dresser from my son’s room and a fake bamboo tree from the front serves-no-purpose-whatsoever room.  To my left, stacked high on a desk from the office, are throw pillows, a Deskjet printer, two lamps, picture frames, faux orchids, and six paint cans dripping varying shades of khaki.

From my vantage point, I can also see across to the family room where only a single couch remains, apart from a snoozing Labrador retriever and a discarded Carpi Sun. All walls are adorned with a minimum of seven swatches of paint. Curse you, new mattress!

But what’s an ultra-firm, king-size Beautyrest have to do with my home’s uncanny resemblance to a cluttered, poorly-showcased antique shop, you ask? Well Adoring Fan, let me explain. I call it the Home Improvement Effect. You begin with one small change in your décor and end up essentially ushering in an extreme makeover on the first floor. Take, for example, what happened when we finally upgraded our 20-plus-year-old hand-me-down mattress. The bed purchase lead to new sheets, which in turn had us thinking that it was probably time to get rid of the nasty, pet-stained odiferous-when-humid downstairs carpet. And if we’re replacing that, then shouldn’t we paint fir…………… continues on Current in Zionsville

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