Tips for Your Home Renovation
Are you considering a home renovation? Whether you’re thinking of redecorating a room or gutting your bathroom, a home renovation takes a ton of planning and can be hard to accomplish on your own.You need a team- both an interior designer and a great contractor.
The New York Times recently published a great article titled “Being Ghosted By the Contractor”. The article made several great points on how to work with a contractor, like pointing out that a contractor wants to look at a plan- drawn to scale- to review at your first meeting. Many homeowners don’t realize that a contractor is hired to execute the work you want done. He’s not the person to work through your list of maybes or to tell you where to buy what you need or how best to fix a space so that it functions perfectly for everyone in your family.
You need an interior designer BEFORE a contractor. I work with you on your plans and help you puzzle out exactly what you want and need. This can be a multi week process especially if your not completely sure of what you want. By working with you ahead of your contractor, your decisions are made and your finishes are on site. This way your construction work proceeds much more quickly and smoothly with less stress for everyone!
Another important side of home renovation is the importance of creative thinking. This is what makes home renovations sparkle. Creativity is the opposite of predictable. Here are some boring design choices: white subway tile, shiplap, concrete floors, white walls, and Lindsey Adelman-like lights. I could go on with my list, but you get it. Each of these ideas were once great but have become so overused and predictable that they only illicit a yawn. Do you want to live in a yawning space? Or work in one? With a bit of creativity and imagination, you can take something quite common and ordinary and tweak it to make an interesting result. Imagination is all that is needed!