Once you have your own place to live, we all eventually do some type of renovation or another. They usually turn out successful and we love the end results, although getting there can sometimes be a struggle.
I came across a post by Martha Stewart that I liked with a list of things you should keep in mind when you take on any project. It has some tips that can really help in the long run.
Remember to be realistic about costs plan on the renovation to end up being 30% more than you planned and to take about 25% longer than you expect.
Your purchases on more expensive items can be overwhelming, but once you see an item and know it s right, go with it, don’t second guess yourself, you will be happier in the long run.
Measure and have an accurate drawing of the floor plan of the room you are working on. Include windows, doors etc.
Be prepared to clean, dust, vacuum, and clean some more. Renovations can be messy but they don’t have to drive you crazy, keeping things neat and organize help.
Do your floors first, last is painting the walls. Don’t forget important details like lighting and window treatments to complete a room.
Once you have it all done, after all the planning and hard work that went into the space relax and enjoy!