This is the fun part. Who hasn’t wanted to completely redesign their own lounge or bathroom? If you’re quite savvy in the interior design department, you might want to try and design this for yourself. If not, you can get in touch with some interior decorators who will specialise in taking your raw creative ambitions and transforming them into a tangible and realistic design.
It’s important to balance the realistic with the creative when planning your perfect living space. It doesn’t just have to look good – it also has to function as a practical space for however many years you plan to live there. That means you should go for a design that’s likely to survive changing fashions as well as durable materials that can take a bit of wear and tear as the years go on. It’s all well and good saying ‘this is the design I want’ – but will that still be the design you want two or five years down the line? Perhaps? Perhaps not.Booking the contractors and builders
Once you’ve worked out what you’re going to actually create, you need to find the best people to bring that to life. If you’ve worked with an interior designer in creating your new living space, there’s a good chance they’ve got some contacts they can recommend that’ll do a good job.
If not, you’re going to have to do some shopping around to find local, reasonably priced and skilled traders who are available when you want them to be. Navigating the compromise between price and quality is always going to be tricky. You don’t want to skimp on costs and end up having to redo everything in a few years’ time. You also don’t want to spend a lot of money on services you can quite easily get for a better price elsewhere.
The trick is to give whoever you’re talking to plenty of information and compare a wide range of quotes. Also, check out what previous clients say on online reviews to see if everything stacks up. Different contractors will give you a quote based on their particular specialities– it’s important to identify whether what they’re selling is the best possible use for your money.