Few Things To Keep In Mind Before You Renovate Your Home
To keep the home lively and on the mark to match up with the changing requirements of the family, one has to renovate and refurbish home every few years. But before you take on this tedious task & get the major changes done, it is very important to keep the below mentioned things right in your mind:
First and the foremost thing is to draw out a feasible budget plan dedicated to the renovations you are planning to get done. To reach an optimum figure you must do a market survey and run as many cost comparisons as possible.But one thing is certain, DONOT compromise on quality to fulfil any high demands.
It is also advisable to talk to peoplewho havegot their homesrenovated in recent past to get a fair idea of how things would be. Make sure that at least 20% of the estimated cost is kept aside, to fulfil the inevitable issues which might crop up on site once the renovation begins.Put the necessary funds aside,so that you do not feel drained, rather, stay excited about the whole thing!
FULFILLING THE REQUIREMENTS:
As we grow old, our kids grow up and so is our home that needs to evolve to fulfil the requirements of evolving family needs. Make sure you list down the requirements room wise so that the same could be incorporated in the design. While you are trying to make your home aesthetically rich and modernised,customization shall be done to meet up the desired requirements
RENOVATE FOR FUTURE
With time,a lot of development has happened in all spheres of design work. One must try and use the latest technology and systems available, which certainly fit into your budget. This will ensure not only a modernised home with latest technology but will also have long lasting usability.
A rule of the thumb here is to invest in high quality products and accessories which will last you for times to come. Invest in good finishes which don t look old fashioned at-least for another 7-8 years and make your home looks lively, well equipped and absolutely user friendly for a convenient day to day life.
FINDING THE RIGHT DESIGNER AND CONTRACTOR
The most important aspect of renovation is finding the right designer who understands your need to renovate your home and is capable to extend services keeping in mind your requirements, budgets and timelines.It is extremely important to have few discussions with your designer before you start work,so that everyone is on the same page with similar wavelengths.
You & your designer should mutually agree on a contractor. And the contractor must have good labour strength & understanding in order to implement work upto the mark with given designs & instructions. Also, he should understand your time constraints and make sure that the project is delivered to you on time.
ATTENTION TO DETAILS AND CLARITY OF DESIGN:
It would be a good idea if you could pull out a few pictures of the works you have liked or seen in magazines,books etc.It will help the designer understand what you exactly like and need.There are times, the clients say that they like a classical look but actually they mean contemporary or a neo classical.Now,the designer might just offer classical designs as per your advice and you may not seem to like that at all.So, to avoid any chaos or misunderstanding and wastage of time, pictures of ideas you like really help in conveying your thoughts to the designers and following it up.
Best designers have an eye for details, which can actually make or break a project. Right kind of knobs in a cabinet, right colour pick, choice of fabrics to be used for curtains and upholstery etc. need experience & expertise.Being the first timer you may like something which actually won’t look that great after it is used or installed.It is the designer’s duty to guide you there as they are doing this work on day to day basis and understand things better.They should be able to understand your needs completely and show you options/samples etc to be able to achieve the same look as you desire.
TIME AVAILIBILITY AND FLEXIBILITY
Even though you have engaged the best people you must visit the site regularly because there is always a possibility that you might have liked or approved something on paper but may not be very fond of it when you see it executed.So, the sooner you see and react,easier it would be, to modify at lower costs.Also,you must take up the renovation work when you have a little free time in your hand or when you have flexibility to make time to visit the site/meet up with the designer for design discussions and material selections etc.
CLARITY ON TIMELINES
A lot of time renovations are done when you move out to a temporary accommodation or you have something coming up in the family. Make sure you are a little flexible on that and keep atleast few extra days in hand.Because, usually there is probability of extending some work space that may take more time than estimated,material deliveries may get delayed or sometimes even getting to choose the best may take a while. By the end of the day, you don t want to rush up things and make a mess because of time constraints. A poor execution done in haste can become very difficult to be fixed up or you may end up losing more time in doing the same. While the deadlines should be respected and adhered to,a little buffer time always helps and keeps you mentally calm to make the right decisions.
Once you sort the above mentioned things,trust us you will enjoy the whole process and the outcome will be very fulfilling.It would be a thoroughly rewarding experience and you would enjoy the final result and your newly done up space will fetch many complements to you. To get the expert advice on architecture, home interiors and decor for your home, reach to us at +91-98184 49300.