When you buy a new house, you’ll want to get to work renovating it so that you can live in it comfortably and make it feel more like your own. Redesigning can encompass a lot of different processes. You can knock down walls or install new light fixtures so the space will look and feel like a whole new place.
Whether your new property is a fixer-upper or already in pretty good shape, some of the first steps you should take in the process of redesigning are the same. Here are 5 ways you can begin the process of updating your property by adding modern interior design.
Evaluate Your Space
To start the process of redesigning, walk through the space and see what areas are the highest priority for a remodel. If you have a place in your new property with damage or that urgently needs an update, you should begin with this room. Always make sure to check attics and basements to make sure that they have insulation and don’t have any places where pests can get in. If this part of your checklist doesn’t need attention, you can move on to looking at what you’d most enjoy having new or what your personal priority says should be fixed first
Budget for Your Remodel
When you start the process of looking for a home, it’s a good idea to have a budget in place to make critical updates. Take a look at what you think you can afford and the level of disrepair your new property is in. Make a list of the most important updates and compare different brands of appliances and materials to get an approximate idea of the costs.
What Kind of Updates?
If you’re looking for the most strategic types of updates you can make, designers maintain that kitchens and bathrooms are the areas that most impact a house’s value. A kitchen with cracked flooring and out-of-date appliances will damage the value of the property overall, and make it difficult to resell in the long run. Adding new counters, cabinets, and flooring in your kitchen will make daily life easier, as well as special events like cooking for family members or hosting a party. Because families spend so much time in the kitchen, any additions you make to this room will go a long way.
Have a Theme
After crucial updates have been made, it helps to have a theme or several motifs in mind. If you are a fan of rustic design, look for decorations and furnishings that play on this note. If you would rather live in a chic, sophisticated space, you will be looking at modern design. There are as many styles as there are people, and trends are forever cycling back into popularity.
It pays to find classic pieces that play into your theme as well. This will make it easy to have a home that doesn’t look dated quickly.
Develop Your Interior Design
The paint, furnishings, decoration, light fixtures, and carpets all play into a place’s ambiance and overall impression that guests will get when walking into the space. It helps when consulting with a professional in modern interior design, or when looking through options yourself, to have an idea of what type of designs you are drawn to. You can look through contemporary design catalogues and pay attention to the adjectives used to describe the looks that you are drawn to. Having this design vocabulary will make it easier to communicate to suppliers and other helpers exactly what your vision is.