Deciding to renovate your home is an exciting and rewarding process. Not to mention the numerous possibilities for the final outcome are inspiring. Imagine your new Jatoba floor or fully renovated bathroom, complete with an oversized soaker tub and California Shutters. All of these beautiful features could inspire you to take on the project your self.
However even though Do-it-Your-Self home renovations are a popular trend and are fun to try; this style of renovating usually ends with a home owner balancing an extremely long renovation, contractors not showing up, unforeseen stress of unexpected bills or perhaps the most dreadful event one could imagine, a tiring lawsuit that could linger on for months.
The thing is that project managing your own home renovation truthfully may be more then you are ready to take on. Home owners are quickly realizing that allowing a professional interior design firm to come into your home elevates the stress of planning, budgeting and managing freelance contractors.
But keep this in mind there are a few do-it your-self best practices you can accomplish successfully to save some money and to quicken the overall renovation:
1) Start a design book of ideas, like the style of floor you want, swatches of paint that you feel will compliment the furniture and present these ideas to your interior designer at the onset of your meeting. Thus allowing you both a clear vision of final touches.
2) Research the product that your interior designer uses. Most likely their website will have a product knowledge page that will outline the benefits of their suppliers and give you information on product warranties, complimentary services and product care instructions.
Once you have decided on colours, textures, pinned down key reconstruction destinations in your home and also have begun piecing together your design book; invite a design team to come into your home and give you a quote. Many firms offer a free-in home consultation to assist you with choosing quality products and overall design concepts from texture to home staging.
Allowing a profession interior designer to manage and complete you home renovation only guarantees a seamless professional renovation that you can enjoy for years to come.