Details and design!

Details and design!

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Perfect. You have prioritized what needs to be renovated and now it’s time for the fun stuff. Let your creativity shine and focus on the smaller details of the project. For some, this may be overwhelming, while others find it exciting. Either way, it’s a step that must be taken.

Search online

In general, the first place people go to for ideas is online. Not only can you get inspiration here, but you also easily discover the price it might cost. Searching online is a great place to start. Collect the ideas you love, get your significant other involved and go back to those ideas. The top two websites that encourage the flow of creativity are Houzz and Pinterest.

Houzz

To those of you who don’t know about this site, it has everything a homeowner needs and wants to know. With Houzz, you can easily find prices for a new kitchen faucet, photo inspiration for your family room, articles on design tips and access to contacting professionals for the bigger jobs.

Pinterest

The most common place people go to for inspiration is Pinterest. If you don’t already have an account, you might as well get one. Not only are there thousands of ideas in any category you choose to look through, but it’s also easy to save ideas you love so that you can look back at them again later.

Pick your colours

Sometimes picking the color scheme of your room seems nearly impossible. Something looks off and you can’t put your finger on it. A suggestion for helping you narrow in on the colours is looking at what you already own. Is there any piece of furniture or work of art that you absolutely love? If so, start there with the hues and tones in that object and incorporate them into your room design. This will save you money as you won’t need to buy a couch for your living room or art for your bathroom.

Look at your budget

Your budget is especially important at this stage because you will be making decisions that could be costly in the long term. For example, it’s easier to change up the colour of your walls then to buy a new sofa every time you need a change. You will also need to consider size and placement before you go through purchasing furniture. Your living room might not allow for a sectional but it would look lovely with a love seat and sofa. Think about it and don’t rush into making purchases. Compare prices and see how you’re able to stay within your budget.

Throughout the whole renovation process, continuously analyzing your budget is normal. Never avoid this process, because then you take the risk of spending more than you planned.


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