Have you recently purchased a new property or planning to turn your current house into your dream home? If so, you will be a long while away from getting what you want, whether that is a contemporary-style apartment or traditional farmhouse, you will have a lot of work to do.
To help you on your way to achieving your ideal home, take a look at this guide which will ensure the end result is exactly what you dreamed of.
Set yourself a budget
Although you may have an idea of what you want your home to look like, there may be some limitations regarding finances. So before you end up disappointed you should set up a dream home budget, which will allow you to stay on top of your renovation costs. This will also allow you to establish realistic goals so you can understand what you can and cannot afford.
To ensure your budget is as accurate as possible, you should factor in everything including the purchase price, DIY materials, contractor fees, interior designer costs and more. Obviously, all of this will depend on how much renovation you are doing yourself and what you would rather leave in the hands of a professional. You may think the former is more cost-effective, however, if a job is botched this could end up costing you even more than a qualified worker would.
Before decorating, you should make a plan of exactly what you want each room to look like. You may already have a picture in your head or have some clippings out of a magazine that you can use for inspiration. You could also browse through some famous interior design books to get a feel for both new and old decor trends, as you may want to incorporate both the traditional and modern style in your home.
If you’re looking for modern inspiration, you should take a look at the luxury apartments available at RW Invest. They feature everything from crisp white linen couches, warm neutral palettes, and pastel-themed bedrooms. You should consider incorporating this type of decor in your home, which will not only modernise your property but will also create a lavish feel that will instantly boost the purchase price. This is another benefit for those who eventually plan on selling their home.
When designing your dream home, it can be hard to visualise the final product, which is why tech-companies have introduced home design apps that will allow you to create a design plan instantly. Applications like Ro0omy has introduced the try before you buy method by allowing you to take a picture of your space and using 3D imagery to show you what furnishings look like in each room.
Another great example is the Palette Cam app, which is perfect if you have a piece of furniture or art that you want to use as a focal point, as you can upload this and it will match it with the perfect wall colours. You can even get ideas for your exterior with the free app IScape which will allow you to create a virtual garden with different colours and textures.