A home renovation project is incredibly exciting!

You get to renew your home and provide an intriguing new look for your favorite space. A renovation can bring about that much needed change that you have been craving.

Do you want to renovate your space? If so, there are a few things you should think about first.

Here at White Oak Interiors, we believe that renovation can be a great way to make your home feel new and exciting again. That’s why we have put together a few things that you should consider before starting your own project. Keep reading to learn how to begin your home renovation project the right way:

  • Your Budget and Task List. Creating a budget is crucial when taking on any project. Be sure to create yours before you start renovating. How many rooms do you plan on renovating? If you have multiple rooms on your “to-do” list, be sure that your budget will take care of it all before starting.
    • The First Step to Take. Most People redecorate every 10 to 15 years. Therefore, it is important to set a realistic budget. In order to do so, the first step you should take is hiring an interior designer.
      • An interior designer will help you to prioritize your plans and create the space you envision! Your interior designer will have a large circle of contractors, trades people and craftsman (architects, laborers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters, painters, and material vendors, etc.) to assist you with accomplishing any renovation project. In addition, an interior designer has an array of preferred vendors in their network that can manage your project. However, you are always free to use any contractors that you please.
    • Within Your Budget. Once you have hired your interior designer and created your overall budget, you will want to set your priorities. Prioritizing and careful financial planning is key. You will want to determine what aspects within your space that you will be renovating, and narrow down a specific budget for each, such as for your window treatments and fabrics.

Expressing Your Creativity

Renovating gives you the option to revamp your favorite rooms. But, it also presents a way to make your room more useful and fit your needs. It is important to let your imagination run wild and get creative! This is your time to make your home your own and present a unique appearance. Don’t shy away from creativity. Your interior designer will be able to assist you with designing your space, after all, that is their job. Sometimes, it’s hard for people to step outside the box when it comes to creativity. You can utilize your interior designer by letting them assist you with creating a well-functioning space for your home, selecting fabrics, finishes, flooring; details that all tie together to creating an impressive and cohesive appearance.

Utilizing Your Interior Designer

As previously mentioned, your interior designer will assist you with creating and maintaining a budget. However, in addition, during the project, your interior designer will be able to assist you with any unforeseen issues that may arise. Also, some projects may not seem feasible. But, your interior designer may easily come up with a much less-costly alternative for you.

Ways in Which You Can Add a Country Style to Your Home

A home renovation project will certainly give your space new life! These are just a few things that you should consider before beginning your project. Here at White Oak Interiors, as a Chicago interior designer, we are ready to assist you in planning your interior design projects. Please contact us today to begin planning with your interior designer in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

Carmen Boyer

Carmen Boyer

When you hire White Oak Interiors, you benefit from the expertise of a comprehensive design team who can solve problems, save you time, help you avoid costly mistakes, and most importantly, create an attractive, affordable space designed specifically to meet your lifestyle needs. OUR EXPERIENCE In addition to in-depth knowledge of products, materials, and finishes, White Oak Interiors has the training and expertise to plan, schedule, execute and manage projects from start to finish. We know and work closely with many vendors, contractors and other service providers to coordinate and orchestrate the entire design team. We also provide exclusive connections to procure materials, furniture, accessories and art – some of which you might not be able to find on your own. Working with White Oak Interiors involves some give and take. You will share ideas, and we will contribute insights and advice based on our talents, knowledge and experience. You will have many details to consider and many decisions to make. Your concept may grow and change as you undergo this process. The key to a successful project outcome is good communication. The more direct and specific you are, the easier it will be for us to successfully meet your needs and expectations. Never hesitate to ask questions about any aspect of the project!

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