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Tuesday, 12 December 2017 18:20

Five Tips for Planning a Room Makeover

With the new year just around the corner it's likely you're planning to make some changes. Often, those changes come in the form of home improvements. But before you start redecorating that space there are some decisions you will have to make. The biggest one is whether or not you will enlist the help of an interior designer. You might also consider using a design consultant. However, if you want to stretch your creative muscles and go it alone here are five tips that will make the process much easier.

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ONE. Start with a plan. Create a Pinterest board specifically for the room and pin things you would like to see in the space. Add anything from paint colors to specific styles of furniture. But don't stop there. Add rugs, artwork and even pillows that you're drawn to. Not a tech person? Pull pages from magazines, gather fabric samples and paint swatches and create a classic mood board. This will help you create a vision for the space that will serve as inspiration for the makeover.

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TWO. Decide on a budget. You have to create a guideline that will allow you to determine where you can invest. In other words, think of this as a “save or splurge” list. For example, you might decide to invest in bedding made of designer fabrics and sheets with a high thread count while saving on less costly lamps or accessories.

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THREE. Know your measurements. This one is so important as it will be a guide to what you can or can't use in the space. It also makes shopping so much easier which, in turn, will make it a lot more fun. And if you come across the perfect piece while sourcing items for your makeover you won't have to question whether or not it will fit the space. You can just go for it!

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FOUR. Create a floor plan. It doesn't have to be CAD designed but it should be drawn to specific dimensions of the space along with proper placement of doors, windows and any architectural features such as a fireplace. A floor plan is your guide to a layout that will help you make the best use of the space.

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FIVE. Start with the biggest pieces first. In a living room that's typically going to be the sofa. Once you've made this decision you can choose the smaller pieces such as accent chairs and tables. Save accessories, rugs and artwork for the final phase.

Planning a room makeover can be a fun way to express your creative side. But remember, you don't have to go it alone. If you get stuck or decide you need a little help just visit our showroom. Our design staff can help you with your room makeover every step of the way.  

Monday, 23 November 2015 18:22

Five Easy Updates for the Kitchen

 

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A kitchen is more than just a place to cook, it’s the heart of the home. It’s a place where everyone gathers and memories are made. So it should be just as comfortable, cozy, and stylish as the rest of your home. Updating your kitchen doesn’t have to mean new cabinets or countertops. Add some instant updates to this space by adding some style and making it more comfortable with just a few new pieces.

  • Go all out luxurious with upholstered counter stools. You’ll linger over dinner, even at the counter or island, when you’re comfortable. This stool features a tufted back which adds a designer detail to the kitchen.
  • The right lighting can make or break a space. Lamps are always a good idea since they create pools of light. Kitchen counters are often overlooked as a spot to place a lamp but the soft glow of a lamp creates an inviting atmosphere in an eat-in kitchen.
  • If your kitchen has the space for it, an island is a must-have. It creates an extra surface for cooking, and it’s the perfect spot for a quick meal. This wood island with a stone top adds style by combining textures and adds function by providing more storage and work space.
  • If you’re going to use a bench with your dining table, why not make it an upholstered one? A padded seat is always more comfortable, and it gives an eat-in kitchen a “living room” feel. Make it even cozier by adding a set of toss pillows. This look is sure to impress your dinner guests.  
  • One of the easiest ways to soften the look of a kitchen is to add an area rug. Even something as simple as a runner can make a kitchen more cozy because it brings a soft texture to what can sometimes feel like a cold and sterile space.

If you’re ready to add some updates to your kitchen, then shop this look in our showroom. There are so many ways to turn your kitchen into a space that’s not only functional but stylish and comfortable. See one of our designers to get started today.

 

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