“That house was…’a perfect house, whether you like food or sleep, or story-telling or singing, or just sitting and thinking best, or a pleasant mixture of them all. Merely to be there was a cure for weariness, fear, and sadness.” – J.R.R Tolkien
Did you notice that the quote from J.R.R Tolkien make you feel warm inside – the word home picture out something that is in everyone, and the desire to live in a house that feels like home is something your interior designer can help you with. Nevertheless everyone knows that creating a home can feel overwhelming, basically when it comes to creating a budget.
You are creating a budget for your home to be beautiful and welcoming, and whatever else you want it to be. It is extremely important to set a realistic budget from the beginning of your project. It set you and your outsourced designer up for a much more efficient design process and will create fewer headaches in the long run.
Below are thoughts on how to make creating a budget for your plan a less stressful one and that it will allow the process of working with your outsource interior designer easy and enjoyable.
- Create your ideal wish list – you are an interior designer so you can do it (Before contacting help)
Before even considering your budget go through your home and write down what you want to change or what are the things you will add. The list that you will create will include everything and anything you would want to address when designing your home.
- Come up with an amount you are comfortable investing in your project – you know this well
Occasionally you as an interior designer will set foot on the shoes of a client and will tell yourself that you do not have a budget simply because you do not know what anything cost.
- Determine your wants vs. needs
It is at this point that reality tends to set in and will kick you out of your senses. Often you think that it is not possible to have everything on your wish list while staying within the budget you set. Remember a “need” us anything that is required to make a room functional. Everything else is what you call “want” – but there are times when the wants are the often things that are important to complete the project you have.
- Consider phasing it
Think of what rooms should be refurnished, every project is different from the other remember that!
Making a list of all the things you want and the knowledge you have in interior designing can help you allocate your budget properly.