I once met with a gentleman that wanted a new sofa for his executive office. He had a pretty clear idea of his style and showed me a sofa he had been looking at. I immediately told him that sofa would not work in his office.
If you are managing a renovation yourself, you will soon find out that there are a lot of moving parts. Many tasks are dependent on one another, especially in regards to installations. However, there are several things that you can do to help keep your project on track.
New, very neutral kitchens can feel a bit sterile and monotonous and often don't reflect the style of the homeowner. I am going to tell you 5 ways you can update your kitchen without a full renovation.
Contrary to what many homeowners may think, a finished project (even new construction) is almost never built exactly like the drawings. This is important to keep in mind during a renovation.
For those of my clients involved with their first time renovation, they usually underestimate how much availability they need in order to keep the project moving.
Realize that what's obvious to you, may not be obvious to someone else—especially during a renovation.
I am not going to sugar coat it, renovations can get messy. In order to maintain sanity during the process, ask your contractor how they address cleanliness and safety on a job site.
Many people make the mistake of thinking that professional interior designers are there to purely address aesthetics. However, a significant portion of our expertise is related to safety.
Sometimes, clients think this is a waste of money. Mock-ups of any sort can often save you money.
Most people underestimate how much time they can realistically dedicate to overseeing a renovation project.