Five Tips To Help You Get Ready To Renovate
You’re renovating because you want your house to look more beautiful and feel more comfortable to live in. So, consider your home renovation plan as a business plan or as a special project you are starting from scratch. When renovating your space, there’s so much to manage, and the process can be full of unknowns. While there’s no way to avoid every single bump in the remodeling road, having the right guidance can improve the trip.
At Laura Grist Interior Design INC, we know that effective planning is the key to an effective renovation. This is why we have written down five tips to help you get ready to renovate your home.
Tip #1: Get a professional interior designer
This is the best advice you could get. All renovations need an interior designer to draw the plans and pick the materials so that your contractor can build them. Additionally, one of the easiest ways interior designers help save cash is through their trade discounts. Special pricing can apply to everything from fixtures to furniture, appliances, and even décor.
Tip #2: Do your research
Look at the websites, reviews, and photos of previous renovations that have been done by the companies that you want to work with. Make sure that they have been in business for a while and have good reviews. Any good interior designer and contractor will have no problem providing references before a job begins.
Tip #3: Interview your interior designer and contractor
Having an idea of your major likes and dislikes is an important starting point for both parties. When you can articulate what styles you gravitate toward, your interior designer is more capable of eliminating concepts that won’t work for you. Narrowing possibilities down to the ones you’re sure to love is a great way to start the conversation. You will be with them for a few months, and you should be able to talk freely with them. You need to be able to trust your team.
Tip #4: Start thinking about the budget
Find out what you can afford and tell your contractor and interior designer. We make choices and determinations dependent on budgets. Be honest about what you can afford so we can make the best choices. Knowing your budget and sticking to it is one of the most important parts of renovation planning. Remember to add in a contingency fund for any unexpected costs and expect to use it.
Tip #5: Start gathering inspiration
Before you decide how extensively to renovate, you need to know what your end goal is for your home. You don’t have to be a professional to draw up a basic idea. Everyone loves a Pinterest Board. Make your own Pinterest Board and let us know what your dream is, as it is easier for us to bring it to a reality that way!
If you are looking for residential and commercial interior design services in Port Moody, then reach out to us at Laura Grist Interior Design INC. We are a fresh and innovative interior design firm in Port Moody, BC, specializing in residential design and renovation. We focus on the originality of each space and the character of our client. With that in mind, no two spaces are alike! Our range of services will help bring your vision from concept to completion, on time and within budget. We guide you through the design process and can provide you with complete drawing sets for construction and permits, as well as sourcing materials.
Our areas of expertise include new construction and renovation, concept development, space planning, construction drawings, materials selection, specification packages, and furniture and window coverings. We offer our services to clients across Vancouver, Burnaby, Langley City, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Walnut Grove, Belcarra, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, White Rock, and the surrounding areas.