As family descend on your home over Christmas, those small niggles about your property can soon turn into major annoyances. Perhaps your guest bedroom is overflowing with presents, or you haven’t got enough seating to accommodate everyone around the dinner table. Maybe you’re simply tired of your décor.
Forget New Year, new you. For 2016, envisage how you’re going to turn your humble abode into a dream home. We’ve got some tips to help you start planning your next home improvement project.
Be inspired by interior design
The Christmas break is a fantastic opportunity to relax, unwind and enjoy a little me time. So when you get a chance to put your feet up, spend a few hours researching the latest interior design trends.
Stock up on home improvement magazines or look online for blogs and websites that will get the creative juices flowing. Pinterest is a great source of inspiration; at Hartleys Rooms, we constantly update our page with new styles and designs.
Start a list
You may feel that it’s time to update your lounge or redecorate your bedroom, but that could involve all manner of things. To help you pinpoint exactly what you want and need, start a list.
Write down what you like about the room, what you’d love to add and what needs to change. Whenever a new idea or niggle pops into your head, you can simply add it to the list! That way, when the time comes to meet with a furniture maker or decorator, you’ll know exactly what you want your new room to look like.
Visit a showroom
When Christmas TV wears thin and you need to stretch your legs, use your free time to visit a few showrooms. Seeing furniture styles, sizes and finishes in physical form will help you visualise what will fit in with your home and specifications, so that you can bring your plans to life.
This will also give you an opportunity to speak with the experts, discuss your needs and budget, and start fine-tuning the details for your home improvement project. If you really want to get the ball rolling, why not arrange a free design service to start planning your new room?
Once you have a clear idea of what you want from your home improvement project, you’ll be able to calculate an estimate for the costs. The sooner you do this, the sooner you can start saving, to ensure that you don’t have to compromise on quality when creating a room you can be proud of.
Christmas is the perfect time to start scheming about your plans for home improvements in 2016. Utilise this opportunity to put your heads together, and be inspired by some of the latest interior design trends for the year ahead. As your plans come together, so will your budget, meaning by the time you’re ready to get to work, you’ll waste no time in getting started.