Planning is key to achieving the outcome you envisage which includes finding the balance between your needs and lifestyle and what may purely look attractive, but be completely impractical, inefficient and costly to maintain as a functioning space.
The multitude of home renovation and real estate programs on television can certainly be a source of motivation, inspiration and ideas, nonetheless, any enthusiasm for taking on a project should be tempered by one’s budget, time, access to the right equipment and importantly, labour, all considerations which are not necessarily applicable to the glossy shows that make it all look so easy.
My best advice for anyone starting a major transformational project is to at least weigh up the benefits of engaging the services of a professional against what is realistically achievable on your own. A good place to begin is taking advantage of the complimentary consultation process offered by some interior designers and decorators.
If you do decide to go it alone, I come back to my earlier remarks that planning is essential and so too is ensuring that any proposed changes will, within reason, suit the needs and lifestyle of all occupants in the home.
Some considerations you may like to give thought to include:
I do hope that some of my suggestions, which are only touching the surface of the planning process, will help make your interior design and decorating project a satisfying journey with a happy ending.
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