Looking to redecorate your home but don’t want to hire a professional designer? You will find this post helpful. Though it is important to state that hiring a professional designer will save you the stress involved in redecoration. And contrary to your thought, it may also save you some money. That said, here are some things to keep in mind when designing or redecorating your home:
Know the Scope of Work Involved
It is important to understand why you think your home needs a redesign or redecoration. With this in mind, create a rough plan, stating how you what you want the home to look like after the renovation, and how you want all the functional areas to be set up.
After this process, delve into the budget. Go for window shopping (survey) to understand the price of every item that you will be needing for the redecoration. This will help you to arrive at a realistic estimate. Also, make sure that you find out the cost of the labor that you will be using even though you are doing it yourself. Make sure that you are through with your estimate because hidden costs and unrealistic costs can leave you stranded in between the project.
The third phase of understanding the scope of the work is to evaluate the time it will take to complete the project. Have a realistic expectation and divide the whole project into manageable milestones. make sure that you include all the small parts into the plan so that you don’t have delays without being able to trace what’s dragging your project.
Prepare Your Home Before Starting
After the first phase, it is time to prepare your home for the process. First of all, make sure that all your furniture, electronics, and clothes are properly covered and moved to the basement or a room where they can be protected from dust, and stains.
Also, remove your valuables and store them in storage or take them to a friend’s home for safe keeping. Redecoration can also be a good time to declutter and remove some of your outdated or unused items.
Follow Safety Procedures Throughout the Project
A professional interior designer will understand how to keep the environment safe for everyone using the area or working on the project. If you are doing the redecoration by yourself, it is important to learn about safety procedures and practice them.
If possible move your family to another house for the duration of the debris, flying debris, clouds of dust, and tools and equipment can be dangerous around children and even adults.
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