Whether you are keen to carry out a little home restoration on your current home, or want to fulfill your dream of restoring an ‘old wreck’ into a beautiful home, often the hardest thing is knowing where to start!
Whilst restoring a home can certainly be a costly affair, often the most exceptional results are born from great ideas and not great bank accounts! Below we have outlined a few of our favorite ideas to help you get your dream home project off the ground:
Rather than taking the approach, ‘we need new windows’, ask yourself, ‘why do we want new windows?’ Do you want more light to pour into the house? Do you think your home could be more heat efficient? Have you a desire to bring the outdoors indoor? Starting with why, will have a significant impact on how happy you will be with the end result.
Create Your Very Own Dream Book
When it comes to restoring a home, the choice of styles are endless. Don’t rush the process of deciding how you want your new home to look and feel. Study magazines on the subject, research various styles using the internet and compile a dream book of images, ideas and techniques that get your heart racing.
However, restoring a home is not just about choosing designs and color schemes that you personally like.The secret is in choosing colors and designs that will create an atmosphere.
For example a bedroom design is usually all about creating a serene, relaxed and tranquil atmosphere. On the other hand, when designing the family room you may aim to create an atmosphere that is bursting with fun, courage and harmony. Your ‘dream book’ should’t just be a list of ideas you like, but a guide to creating a home full of atmosphere.
Unless You’re Already A Home Restoration Professional You Need Help!
Now that you have your trusty ‘dream book’ at the ready, it can seem easy to presume you are fully equipped to complete the restoration project alone. Unfortunately, this common presumption is a million miles from the truth!
Professionals in the field of restoring a home see things that we could never see, creatively imagine outcomes we could never imagine, and bring a whole new dimension to our dream project.
Whilst enlisting help does come with a few additional invoices, it can often save you money in the long run. Professionals will not only create a budget, but will keep you on budget during the project. In addition, they will be able to give you alternative ideas when a planned idea will be too costly or unsuitable.
In short, enlisting help is the most secure and productive way of bringing the pages of your ‘dream book’ to life.
All restoration projects, no matter how big or small, come with an element of stress, a large helping of hard work and a whole lot of anticipation! However, your very own dream book coupled with professional help, really are a match made in heaven. Remember, your dream home may just be a few good ideas away!