tr?id=452824429410686&ev=PageView&noscript=1 Top 5 Tips For First-Time Home Owners
20 February 2017

Congratulations on getting the keys to your new home! You know you are ready to start that home renovation project but you are not sure where to begin. Home renovations is certainly a daunting task and choosing the right person to work with is often a gamble. Where should you start? What should you consider? How do you make an informed choice?

Should I find an Interior Designer or a Contractor?

It is common belief that a contractor is someone who only take orders and execute them without giving much advice. On the other hand, an ID is one that may oversee the overall space planning, design conceptualization and advice you on appropriate building materials to use. It might be true in a general sense but do ask the company how would the whole renovation process be like in terms of discussion and communication channel. An interior designer should also have the inner understandings of the basic renovation process and the practicality of their designs when put to the test. A rule of thumb – if you do not have too much time on hand or know very little about renovations, you may likely end up incurring extra cost to rework with the individual contractors, in addition to all the stress that comes along.

Should i DIY Your Home Renovation?

The more frugal of you out there might be tempted with another option: the DIY route. There are many tutorials out there, which are doable if you have the time, tools, and basic skills for it. For example, you can probably paint a room in a day.

Other home renovations are flat-out near impossible without an expert’s help. Never try to install a new toilet if you have no idea which pipe goes where –- if you do a poor job, you might end up with a bigger bill for an expert to fix it. Likewise, never touch the electrical circuits if you don’t know what you are doing!

Which type of rug is suitable for my bedroom?

Rugs come in varying degrees of softness. New Zealand wool is generally recommended for any kind of usage as it’s the most durable. For a softer texture, go for Bamboo Silk. It’s a natural fiber like New Zealand wool, but feels more luxurious to the touch. One top choice is this Angelique collection that features a beautiful bloom of roses on a stunning cream background that is designed to suit a contemporary room setting. These are handmade by Brink and Campman and have been designed in the UK by Sanderson to match their range of fabrics and wallpapers. The thick, soft, 100% Pure Wool pile is designed to offer high levels of luxury and comfort.

Should I paint my paint my walls?

Sure, it is easy, and relatively inexpensive, to revitalize any room in your home by simply applying a new coat of paint. If you choose the wrong paint color, it is not devastating – you simply buy another can of paint to correct that boo-boo. But, if you choose wallpaper, not only can it give your home an elegant and refined look. Chic designs, intriguing textures and beautiful prints have a huge impact to the décor of a room.

How to make my home look bigger?

It’s all about illusion. The use of color in the living room is an excellent means of giving the illusion of a larger room. It’s a misconception that dark wood floors constrict our sense of space. Paired with the right combination of wall color, darker species like walnut make a room look bigger.

geff Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) – the latest innovation from Goodrich. Strength, performance, luxury and style all built into the floor, providing a floor covering with lasting beauty at affordable prices. The Vinyl Plank collection comes in 10colourways. All you need to do for maintenance is to sweep or vacuum regularly, to remove loose dirt which can scratch your floor.

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