If you’re spending more time at home now than ever before, why not get a head start on your next decorating or renovation project?
Of course, we can’t hold in-person meetings or start construction, but there are a lot of other things we CAN do right now. In fact, now is the perfect time to do a lot of the legwork. Although the physical work might have to wait until things get back to normal, this is the perfect opportunity to start planning and setting the wheels in motion for your next project.
Here are three important steps in any design project that you can easily tackle now, so that you’re ready to move forward once it’s possible to do so.
Being at home, you may notice things that aren’t functioning as well as you’d like. Maybe that home office space that was way down on your priority list has suddenly jumped to the top?
Take a look around your home and list the areas that you’d like to improve. Consider whether each room is working for its intended purpose, and identify any adaptations you could make so that you get enjoyment and function from every space in your home. Do you have a formal dining room, but prefer casual entertaining? That dining room might serve you better as an office or homework zone.
Plan & Research
Once you’ve decided what you want to achieve, it’s time to get planning. You can browse magazines and websites for inspiration and save photos of rooms and products you love. This will help your designer get a feel for your desired aesthetic.
You can also use this time to establish how much you want to spend on your project. If you need some guidance here, we can work with you to come up with a realistic amount for what is on your wish list and, if your budget is limited, decide where to spend to get the most value and impact. We take your budget very seriously, and we work hard to make sure we are on the same page from the start.
Many designers (myself and my team included) are continuing to work virtually. We are standing by to conduct initial consultations by phone to discuss your needs and answer any questions you might have about the process, timing, and next steps for your project.
Like many of you, my daily life has changed a bit over the last few weeks. As a company, we are doing our part to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by working from home and practicing social distancing. In-person meetings and renovation site visits will have to wait for now – but there’s still lots of work to be done. If you’re thinking about your next project, we’d love to hear from you!