While remodeling a room may seem like a daunting task, anyone can successfully pull it off with the right planning. Putting together a floor plan, mood board, and budget will ensure an efficient and effortless project.
When you’ve decided where you want to remodel, the first step is to measure the room and sketch a scaled version of the area you are working on. Whether you choose to work on graph paper or use a digital app, this step is essential to help visualize the changes you are about to make.
Measuring your space will also help with buying supplies. Any part of the room that will affect the layout and design of the project should be measured. Mark all doors and windows on the floor plan, making note of the way doors open and arc. Other items to note include electric receptacles, cable plug-ins, and light fixtures.
Choosing Design Elements
Once the layout is complete, the next step is to decide how you want the room to look and feel. Consider what areas could be made more useful and what areas should remain the same. Creating a mood board will help put all your ideas and inspiration in one place. Some elements to add to your mood board include photos, paint swatches, magazine clippings, and fabrics. Many people prefer to use websites such as Pinterest for this step. Another way to gather inspiration is to read blogs. We have many helpful blog posts regarding everything related to home remodeling, such as “Overwhelmed by Floor Choice? Three Great Options with Pros and Cons”.
Creating a Budget and Ordering Supplies
After determining where and how to remodel, creating a budget is the next step. Decide how much you want to spend on the entire project before breaking down individual costs. To avoid both design and technical mistakes, talk to an expert before getting started. If you have questions about current trends, the ease of a project, or the anticipated cost of a project, our design experts are available by phone to help you out.
Once your budget is complete, it’s time to begin ordering the items needed to complete your vision. Consider lead times, in-stock availability, and delivery schedules to make sure everything arrives on time. Many stores such as City Tile offer curbside pickup and delivery.
Proper planning helps to prevent lost time and costly redos. Additionally, organizing the aspects of your remodel and breaking it down into steps can make the process less stressful and more fun. That’s what it’s all about, right?
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