It’s exciting starting a home renovation project and deciding what vision you want to bring to life. Options are endless and ideas are everywhere, which sometimes makes choosing what upgrades or designs to go for a challenge. Read on to get inspired and see what creative solutions you can bring into your home renovation.
Create a Visual Board
Designers and creatives often use “mood boards” when they begin the design process, choosing imagery, colours and inspirations to invoke a creative direction. Home renovation or design magazines and publications are a great place to start, along with Pinterest where ideas are endless. When it comes to the initial concept it’s advised to “think big” and pull inspiration from various places. Don’t be held back by budget at this stage as you’d be surprised at cost-effective options for even the most luxurious renovations. This is a fun part of the renovation process so enjoy drawing on others' examples, innovations and imagination and create a visual aesthetic board for what you’d love to create in your own home.
Choose Your Design Flow
Once you have an overall idea of what it is you’re envisioning, it’s time to talk to an expert on how to bring it to life. Some spaces include non-negotiable items, such as in kitchens and bathrooms, where functionality and ease of use are of the utmost importance. Even in these spaces, there are opportunities for a creative flair which can be incorporated into the overall design. Make the most of custom-made storage options and custom features for your space. Pin down the main overall requirements such as utilities, furniture and how you’re planning on surfacing the space, and then you’ll be ready to go.
Surfaces in the Spotlight
Flooring, carpets, tiling and panelling will make or break your space. It’s often the largest expenditure because of the cost of materials and labour, but it’s what makes all of the difference in regards to the look and feel of your new renovation. The sky's the limit here and budget usually comes into play when it comes to choosing your surfaces, so speak to home renovation specialists who can advise the best options for your budget and let you know about the latest surfacing options and innovations.
New Tech on the Rise
More affordable than you may think, incorporating smart home technology into your space can take your home renovation from standard to the next level. Smart systems such as voice recognition technology for lighting, music, security and information can easily be added to your home. These gadgets make your life much more comfortable and enjoyable. From voice and app-controlled lighting to cleaning gadgets, investigate new tech options and how they can benefit your home renovation project.
The Finishing Touches
A lick of paint can go a long way, it can really change the entire aesthetic and feel of a room. It’s also one of the easiest ways to change your space or finish off your look. Add in other bits and pieces to create the design you’re looking for, from house plants, art or prints, rugs and textiles and smaller pieces of furniture and you’ll no doubt be happy with your finished renovation.
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