You’ve already planned out your living room remodel, but the space isn’t quite ready yet. In fact, there are a number of things you should try to do before a paintbrush is raised.
After years of assisting clients in achieving the designs they’re seeking from remodeling their living rooms, I’ve learned that there are five essential steps that help streamline and expedite the whole process. Before the heavy work begins, you’ll want to check all of these tasks off of your to-do list.
1. Accurately Measure Your Room
First and foremost, knowing your living room’s exact measurements is vital. Without accurate measurements, you won’t be able to precisely plan out your design.
Even worse, inaccurate measurements could delay the installation of everything from furniture to flooring. Ensuring that everything will properly fit will save you a lot of time in the long run.
2. Create a Reasonable Budget
No one likes surprise expenses, and making sure that your budget will stretch far enough is a good way to avoid undue stress. It’s completely possible to remodel on a shoestring, but it’s also important to make sure you’re purchasing materials and furniture that will stand the test of time.
Quality might cost a little more, but you’ll gain longevity and enjoy your new pieces for years to come.
3. Shop With an Expert’s Eye
When you want to design a high-end space but aren’t a designer yourself, you can always turn to the experts like the Cortney Novogratz team for fresh ideas that can help you see your room in a new way.
From timeless interior design styles for your room to modern furniture designed with space in mind, pieces designed for your family can help make your living room everything you’ve ever dreamed of, both today and as your family continues to grow.
4. Remind Yourself That a Living Room Remodel Takes Time
The anticipation of having the living room you’ve always wanted can put you on edge. Whether your remodel is still an idea or work is set to begin, it’s important to step back and remind yourself that all good things take time.
Depending on the size of your room, a complete living room remodel can take weeks. Rest assured, though, if you put the care and effort in at the start, you’ll love the results when it’s finished.
5. Deep-Clean and Declutter Your Existing Space
The second you know that you’re going to be remodeling the living room is the second you should start removing any unnecessary belongings. Until your room is completely cleared, remodelers won’t be able to begin work.
Rather than thinking of it as a chore, think of it as an opportunity to start with a completely cleaned and decluttered space.
Invest in a Living Room Remodel You’ll Love
Having a completed living room remodel is an amazing feeling, but it’s a process. When you take these initial steps, you’ll be able to see a seamless workflow from start to finish and reap the benefits of feeling involved. Preparing yourself and your space for the transition sets you off on a good foot, and you’ll stay there until you’re sitting in the living room of your dreams.
With determination and my to-do list, it will happen before you know it.
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