3 Common Questions that First Time Home Owners have
Congratulations on getting the keys to your new home! You know you are ready to start that home renovation project but you are not sure where to begin. Home renovations are certainly a daunting task and choosing the right person to work with is often a gamble. Where should you start? What should you consider? How do you make an informed choice? There are many questions you might have. We have 3 common questions that many first time home owners have and our answers to them.
- Should I find an Interior Designer or a Contractor?
It is a common belief that a contractor is someone who only take orders and execute them without giving much advice. On the other hand, an ID is one that may oversee the overall space planning, design conceptualization and advice you on appropriate building materials to use. It might be true in a general sense but do ask the company how would the whole renovation process be like in terms of discussion and communication channel. An interior designer should also have the inner understandings of the basic renovation process and the practicality of their designs when put to the test. A rule of thumb – if you do not have too much time on hand or know very little about renovations, you may likely end up incurring extra cost to rework with the individual contractors, in addition to all the stress that comes along.
- Should I paint my paint my walls?
Sure, it is easy, and relatively inexpensive, to bring life any room in your home by simply applying a new coat of paint. If you choose the wrong paint color, it is not devastating – you simply buy another can of paint to correct that boo-boo. But, if you choose wallpaper, not only can it give your home an elegant and refined look. Chic designs, intriguing textures and beautiful prints have a huge impact to the décor of a room.
- How to make my home look bigger?
It’s all about illusion. The use of color in the living room is an excellent means of giving the illusion of a larger room. It’s a misconception that dark wood floors constrict our sense of space. Paired with the right combination of wall color, darker species like walnut make a room look bigger.
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