Saturday, September 10, 2011
First Step in the Design Process-What is Your Budget?
Photo from Kimberlee Jaynes Interior Designs portfolio
How much money will I need to spend?
You will want to determine a budget for Your design project. You should spend only what you can afford to pay in a reasonable amount of time. Be mindful that a remodel and /or furnishings are solid investments. You are investing in your well being.
The quality of your life is heavily affected by the space in which you live. If you are not comfortable in your home, stress builds and eventually your good health is compromised.
If you are thinking of selling your home at some point, it may help to have a great color scheme with a well-designed décor. When you invest in the best quality foundational pieces that you can afford, such as artwork and area rugs, you will not be compelled to upgrade later and those are items that you can take with you if you do decide to sell.
It's helpful to know that a fully furnished living room from Crate & Barrel can cost $25k. If you want furniture that is of higher quality then the numbers go up from there.
Hiring a designer can help you guide those dollars towards wise purchases.
The words I hear most often from my clients who are in the middle of the design process are, “I had no idea how many decisions I would have to make…there are so many details, I didn’t realize what I was getting myself into!”