It is for sure that once you decided to redesign your home it will cost a lot of money and time – your savings might suffer as to you have a huge idea of what you want and what are the things you have to purchase to come in with the design you have created.
As you have become an interior design professional you have for sure completed a variety of commercial projects each with different budget, timeline, and set of requirements. Over the years you have observed what are the common problems or mistakes that can easily be avoided as you create a new design for your home through education and proper planning.
Whether you are preparing to renovate your home or given a new project, this one will be perfect for you!
Four (4) Tips to Successfully Design Your Home
- Ensure that there is a realistic budget
By this, you do not mean an astronomical budget, but it is very important to have a realistic one – the one that projected the quality. It is not an inexpensive venture to open a new business or to move or expand your existing things, it is important to spend wisely.
- Do your research
Call your commercial contractors to see if they can give you an offer which is the baseline cost/sq. ft figures. These figures should only act as a baseline – remember that for a construction budget because typically these contractors allow for most basic finishes – always on a few extra dollars per square foot.
- Involve your design team to ask for suggestions
It may seem an extra cost up front, but your design team or friends comes with a wealth of knowledge stemming from years of experiences. The ample of time and small amount of money you will spend to be properly prepared will prevent you from having budget headaches while the project is ongoing.
- Remember that this budget is not only for construction
When putting together your projected budget, do not forget to consider that the following items; you find they are often overlooked.
- Demolition cost – if you are moving into a previously occupied place.
- Contractor’s overhead and profit – this is the cost of doing business with the contractors.
- Contingencies – this line item amount accounts for any unforeseen expenses of the project.
- Fees for consultant – if your design team asked for an amount with the suggestions or plans they inputted on your project.
- Moving cost
- Telephone and data installation