When it comes to improving your home, there are literally hundreds of things that you can do. We are not living in pre-historic times when a home meant living in a cave. We are living in the modern age – the age of innovation and consumerism. If you go out to buy lamp shades, you will find hundreds of varieties. You will find lamp shades made out of a hundred different materials, in a hundred different colors and shapes too! The choices are endless so it can get very mind boggling if you don’t know what you are looking for. However, the process can be made something into that is fun and exciting. The first step is to plan and strategize patiently. Sit with your spouse and kids and ask for suggestions. You don’t want to end up with a plan that changes the house but also adversely affects the lives of those living under it. Ask your kids what changes they would like to see in their room or bathroom. Whether they would like a play area or a library in the house, or whether they would like some changes in the backyard. Once you have everyone’s opinion, you can proceed further.