Monday, February 19, 2018

Planning Your Way To Your Dream Interior ♥

You love your home, but feel as though it’s not completely perfect. For perfectionists or people that thrive on change, it can be tough to not take on new interior projects each year to satisfy the urge to create a new and exciting home design. Unfortunately, things don’t always go according to plan.

We run out of money, get bored, change our minds or when a project is completed, we aren’t happy with the results. These are all common problems people run into when re-doing their interior. We often want to get stuck in and make some changes without proper planning. If you’re the kind of person who has a million lists at all times, you already know the value of a plan.

If you struggle with that aspect of interior design, here are some tips to make a plan for your next decoration vocation.

Get others involved
It isn’t really advisable to go it alone, especially when you’re starting out. Once you have some interior projects under your belt, then you can start venturing out into the hardware shop by yourself. Until then, get some help from people in the know.

This means getting your partner on board, maybe your kids (if they’re old - i.e tough and coordinated - enough, and want to help) and even perhaps get some expert advice. Definitely do this if you’re taking on something a bit ambitious and dangerous - don’t enlist the help of a family member in this case, ask someone with some experience! For example, you can probably do your own painting, but not replace your own windows, so compare quotes if you need an expert’s advice.

However, perhaps you're lucky enough to have a home improvement-savvy person in your family (this is my mam in my case!) can also help you out! Even if you just need a little reminder on the basics of tiling and grouting, don’t be afraid to ask for help. The more eyes you have on a project, the less likely you are to make a potentially irreparable or expensive mistake.

Make a schedule
After you’ve recruited the help of some enthusiastic volunteers or paid experts, it’s time to make a project plan. This will take into account you and your family’s schedule, your budget constraints and any hired help you need to organise to come in and assist you at any stage. If, for instance, you want to re-tile part of your bathroom, is the area still going to be usable?

If you’re going to replace or install a new window in your kitchen, how will you ensure you can still cook dinner? All of these considerations are important. This is why it’s important to have a detailed plan of what you’re going to be doing, when, and what materials you’ll need. You don’t want to end up without a screwhead you really need and take yet another trip to the hardware shop. Not fun.

Plan some downtime too
Once you have organised your plan and schedule with the people you’re completing your home improvement project with, do what it takes for you to stay sane. You already know what makes you happy and what drives you crazy, so try to minimise the latter and maximise the former during your project.

The upheaval of an interior redecoration project - not to mention the time, effort and cost - can be disruptive in a person and family’s life. This is why it’s important to look after your own family and yourself during this time. It’s easy to forget about taking care of yourself when you’re throwing yourself into a new project.

So plan in some time away from your project - you might even find yourself newly inspired by the places you visit or the calmness you find in getting away for a while. So yes, your interior must be beautified and redecorated, but you don’t have to burn yourself out doing it!

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