Unfortunately – or fortunately, depending on your view – once a home is decorated, that brand new, fresh decoration will only last for a matter of years. After this time, you will probably need to remodel to keep things looking good. Sometimes this can be just one room, but in many cases, it will be every room. If this is what you are planning on doing, then it’s wise to plan your home makeover in advance to ensure that you’re not making any errors and that the end result is going to be exactly what you want. Here are some of the best ways to get started on your plans.
Get The Scale Right
Often, it’s the scale of a room that causes the most issues, and that makes things difficult. For example, you might know exactly how you want the room to look, but if the scale is off, you’ll buy too much material or too little. One is an expensive mistake, and the other means that the project will take more time as you won’t have enough items to complete it. Either way, it’s going to be frustrating. Plus, when it comes to furniture, you might buy something that doesn’t even fit if you get the scale wrong.
Using traditional pen and paper, map out each room you want to remodel and ensure the measurements are correct. Then you can measure each piece of furniture, roll of wallpaper, floor covering, and so on to make sure it’s all going to fit.
Make A Budget
Once you know exactly how big the room is – including the doorway – you’ll need to think of your budget. Going over budget could put you in financial difficulties, but equally, not spending enough might mean you don’t buy high enough quality items. Therefore, it’s crucial you know exactly how much you have to spend (along with a small contingency fund). Planning will be much more difficult if you don’t have this figure in mind.
If you want a specific item, such as world granite flooring or work surfaces from World Stone Group, this is where you’ll need to start. First, find the price for this particular item, and then you’ll know how much is left in your budget for everything else.
What Is The Function?
Finally, it’s crucial to know exactly what the room’s function that you’re redecorating is. If you know this, it’s far easier to choose the right décor and furniture for it. You might, for example, be changing a spare bedroom into a home office. In that case, knowing that the room will become a study means you’ll need to look at adding a desk, a chair, and storage items into your budget. Of course, the same is true no matter what room you are changing, even if it’s going to retain its original function.
Decorating a bathroom is entirely different from decorating a living room, so you must know what you are doing before starting; otherwise, you could run into difficulties. It’s also a good idea to know who is going to be using the room. For example, a child’s bedroom will be decorated differently (usually, at least) to an adult’s. In this way, you can ensure you have everything in place, and the final look is what you want.