When we become homeowners, we all have a vision of how we intend our dream property to look. And more often than not, we underestimate the intense struggles associated with home design. From planning, to management, timescales and budget, renovating your property can be an intense experience- both simultaneously exciting and daunting. However, renovating your home doesn’t have to be a stressful process- and can instead be a fun, enjoyable adventure. Additionally, a well-done renovation project is a great way to add value to your home if you are ever thinking of putting it on the property market. So, if you’re wondering “how can I sell my house fast?”, perhaps investing in an interior design project is the key to success. Here at We Buy Any House we have compiled a few tips on how to effectively plan an interior design project.
Put Pen to Paper:
As with any form of planning, it’s always to get ideas and theories into written form before you take any form of action. When it comes to interior design projects, it’s essential that everything is planned meticulously down to the last detail. It’s important to make a paper copy of things such as budget, costs for things you know the definitive price of, building companies that you wish to work with, time frame and your theme. If you’re paying extra close attention to detail, then perhaps you may consider making a mood board to help you visualise colour schemes and styles.
Become a Serial-List Writer:
Although you may have planned overarching ideas, you’re going to need to be a lot more thorough. List making is key when it comes to project management, as it enables you to see every little detail in an organised and brief form. Having detailed specifications makes it easier to see vital information such as quotes, prices and phone numbers.
Look At What You Have:
Interior design is expensive, and not everyone can afford to start afresh with new furniture, accessories and various other features. There must be some things in your home which you are happy with, so why not keep them and see what you can do with them? Whether you choose to upcycle them, camouflage them or downplay them in your newly decorated space- it’s a great way to avoid spending excessive amounts of money on new things.
Make Sure Everyone is On the Same Page:
From family to contractors (joiners, plumber, electrician) it’s important that everyone is on the same page and understands what is going to happen and who has been assigned individual roles. It’s a good idea to give each person an individual specification and schedule, so that each person knows what they need to do and at which times.
Try Not to Assume:
Often, it’s our own expectations that end up letting us down. When you’re planning something huge such an interior design project, it’s important to understand that not everything may be finished to how you envisioned it. Additionally, it’s important to understand that unless things are made explicitly clear, then you should never be under the impression that people (such as contractors) know what you expect. As pedantic as it may seem, it’s worthwhile going over the finer and smallest details.
Give Yourself Time:
This is one of the many pitfalls of renovation projects. When you’re at the initial stages of planning, ensure to take note of which products and materials you are intending to use, and then research order and delivery times. Many pieces of furniture are made to order, and you don’t want to find yourself in a position where contractors are waiting for undelivered pieces of furniture or materials.
Also falling under this category is to make time for the renovation project to be completed. Although you may have been given an estimated time of finish, there may be hinderances that delay this process. It may be hard but try and be patient and let the project take its course.