Bedroom renovation can be a very exhausting and expensive process. You’ve probably heard a lot of stories of bedroom renovation gone wrong. Tempers flare and people get agitated when the Herculean task of renovation doesn’t seem to wrap up.
It is important that before you start that you sit down and make a list of all the things you want to get done. It is not uncommon to start with your attic and end up remodeling the whole house. Don’t take decisions on the whim and establish the parameters of the budget clearly to avoid a messy situation. It is impossible to find satisfactory results when you yourself don’t know exactly what you want.
Have a Written Contract
Even if you personally know the contractor, get a written contract drafted. This is important so that everyone involved is clear on what is to be done and how much money you is expected to be spent. It will also break the ice so that you can ask as many questions as you want to the contractor and acquaint yourself with the details. As time goes by, a written contract will assist you to stick to your budget and do a cost effective bedroom renovation.
Having the right furniture can go a long way to enhance the ambience of your room. Choose the size of the bed according to the size of the room and how you want to make it look. Having a lot of furniture will make your room look stuffed and tiny whereas not enough of it will make the room look cold and empty. Always buy cost effective and cheap bedroom furniture from a reliable store to shop smart and maintain your budget.
With a tirade of color schemes and shades it is natural to feel confused and lost. At the same time, keep in mind that investing some time and effort in the color scheme will yield incredible results. You will be rewarded every time you open the drapes if you choose intelligently and wisely. If you want a small room to look spacious, use neutral colors like cream and grey. For a more intimate feel to your room, go for darker colors like red. Warmer colors lend a graceful and lively tone to your room while lighter colors are more relaxing. Paint a small patch and try it out before you make any final decisions.
Balancing the Budget
Keep a detailed account and preserve receipts for every payment you make. As far as possible, stick to the budget. However, some things are bound to go wrong so don’t beat yourself up over every minute setback. Always have a contingency budget containing 10-20 percent of the main budget amount for the things that might go wrong. Be prepared in order to avoid frustration and disappointment.
Buy the paint and other construction material from reasonably priced stores and make smart shopping choices.
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