It can be difficult to save money on décor when you want to provide the best home environment for your family and guests. But this quiz may open your eyes to some new ways you can make your home inviting while minimizing your expenses.
Question 1 of 20
Decluttering is cheap, and is also key to revitalizing your home. How much paperwork would you say you're holding onto for no real use?
Question 2 of 20
It stands to reason that the more clutter and paperwork in your home, the more time you'll waste looking for what you need. How much time do Americans collectively spend each day on misplaced articles and information?
Question 3 of 20
What's true of the home is also true of the office. How much time does the average executive waste looking through clutter for misplaced documents?
Question 4 of 20
Clutter adds an amazing amount of effort to daily and yearly housework. How much time do you think the average home saves by getting rid of excess clutter?
Question 5 of 20
Often, we blame our clutter on lack of space, but how much of our clutter do experts attribute to lack of organization?
Question 6 of 20
Many of the spaces we use the most in our homes could be redesigned and redecorated for better purpose. For example, how many teens do you think report having family dinner less than three times a week?
Question 7 of 20
What's the best accessory to include in a bedroom design if you spend very few of your waking hours in that room?
Question 8 of 20
Even in a recession, redecorating can be fun and easy. What percentage of American families would you guess haven't changed or updated their home décor in the last five years?
Question 9 of 20
Following on the information in the previous question, how many homes in America haven't been redecorated in more than 10 years?
Question 10 of 20
When designing a den or entertainment space, where should surround-sound speakers be placed?
Question 11 of 20
For a room with a low ceiling, vertical stripes will create the illusion of:
Question 12 of 20
How much time does the average kitchen remodel require, from idea to complete execution?
Question 13 of 20
When do most people remodel their kitchens?
Question 14 of 20
What's the most frequent reason homeowners leave a home improvement store without making a purchase?
Question 15 of 20
Home fixture manufacturers track acquisition rate, or how likely it is that when you go searching for a given brand you end up purchasing that brand. What's the highest acquisition rate, generally speaking?
Question 16 of 20
The TV can mark a place for togetherness, or a place to get some alone time, depending on your home design. How many televisions does the average home hold?
Question 17 of 20
Put a TV in the dining room or kitchen, and you've created a TV-watching environment. How many families in the U.S. regularly watch TV while eating dinner?
Question 18 of 20
In 2008, a Sesame Street survey reported on the reading habits of children ages 5 to 9. How many of those kids spent at least one hour per day reading good old-fashioned books? (Hint: It reflects well on their home environment.)
Question 19 of 20
How much money can you save on labor by painting your house yourself?
Question 20 of 20