Renovating your home can be a daunting experience and we want to make it easier, so we’ve put together a quick guide explaining the top 10 things to think about when looking to renovate your home. Thank us later!
1 – Research Ideas for Your Space
First of all, it’s fun to dream of your future home! Plus, starting like this means the rest of the project goes well and avoids problems later. The process enables troubleshooting before any issue arises, which puts you in good stead and helps things run smoothly. Consider luxury interior designers who can help research and plan your concept for you like SP3 London.
2 – Tools and Materials
What are you going to need? Consider materials, if you have them or need to buy them, and the best materials for the job. Can you afford them, and what are cheaper or more environmental alternatives? Think of tools too – do you have them or need to rent them?
3 – Costs
It’s absolutely imperative to consider the costs. Take into account the cost of materials, and what you can do yourself vs. what you’ll need to hire tools or help for. You do not want to be caught out at the end, or part way through, so it’s a very important part of planning, nothing starts without a budget.
4 – Storage
Any home is based around storage! When you draw up new plans for your dream space, make sure storage is included so your beautiful new space doesn’t need additional storage shoved in haphazardly at the end of the process. It will ruin the atmosphere and all of the money, time and hard work that went into creating something that was meant to be wonderful – something to avoid!
5 – Dividing Spaces and Playing with New Walls
This is a golden tip, especially when moving into a new property or modernising older places. Whether you take down walls to make it a beautiful open plan family space, or you add walls to bedrooms to create walk-in wardrobes, ensuites or separate rooms so the kids each have their own space, it’s actually not as hard or complex as you imagine. Look into playing with the floorplan as a great option to level up your reno. If you don’t know where to begin then make use of professionals such as interior designers who specialise in creating your concepts and making them a reality.
6 – Lighting
Check your space. What kind of lighting does it have? Now, establish what kind of lighting you need, what time of day you’ll use each space most, and as a result, what kind of lighting you should add to your room. Think about using different coloured bulbs, white or yellow light – or even something more adventurous – to create an atmosphere, as well as how the light fixtures and fittings play into the design.
7 – Colours
Pick a colour scheme and stick to it! Nothing ruins the mood of a room more than conflicting colour palettes and clashing design. Choosing this theme throughout the space, and even the house, means you can plan the perfect furniture, lighting, layout and accessories to make the design really pop. And remember – the impact of lighting on colour is significant, so the walls you choose will change the appearance of the colour depending on how the light interacts with it.
8 – Textures
Textures add depth and energy to every design. You can choose any manner of texture that suits your personality and your design, from wood and plant natural vibes, to metal or piping industrial themes, but make sure you don’t let it all fall flat by forgetting this dynamic element.
9 – Floor Renovations
Your floor is the base of the room, so a floor renovation is always an excellent choice. The texture and colour of the flooring can really play into the design of the room too, and has a strong potential to dictate the vibe of the space. Don’t forget to think about the practicalities too. In the short term, you want a floor that’s easy to clean and suits the life you lead, whether that’s pets or kids, or a calmer luxury day to day; in the longer term, you should consider durability. You’re renovating – you want this to last!
10 – Bathroom Renovations
The bathroom is where you get a little moment to yourself every day. Whether that’s a quick hot shower, or a long luxurious bath, you deserve to have that moment, and the environment you do that in makes such a difference, which is why bathroom renovations are so high on our priorities.
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