Managing an interior design project – final thoughts
With any project large or small – you need a plan!
My bathroom project actually started the day I moved in. Something about the 80′s vinyl wallpaper in faded peach florals, or the avocado suite, or the false ceiling with its aluminium frames and inserts of opaque plastic panels, or maybe it was the crumbling plasterwork – whatever it may be – the planning begins, the ideas formulate and a plan is hatched!
Your style – what is the look you are going for? Make a list of what you want and start researching – go on-line, go to the high street, look through magazines – create a mood board. A mood board is a place where you gather images, and ideas including colour, furniture or maybe it just starts with a picture or item of something that you want to incorporate in the room. Remember my bunch of lavender?
The team – talk through your ideas with several companies to get the best value for your money. Go with the company that you feel comfortable with, who have listened to your ideas and have given you some great advice. Also determine the time scale of when the work is to start and finish.
The pennies – how much is this going to cost me? I started saving … six years later … a beautiful bathroom! Get a least three quotes – but what really makes a difference is to create your own brief so that you can measure the quotes against the same brief. Make a list of what you want and what do you don’t what. Look out for the sales and buy items when you can and if you can store them safely before the works begin!
Oh, and don’t forget to take photographs of each stage of your project – it will remind you of what you are capable of! You can do it!
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