Meet the shade Brigade
Margot Krahn of Blinds Unlimited offers tips to put you on the right track
- Decide on which room you want to remodel and why. You should attempt to remodel only one room at a time, as combining two or more rooms will simply create chaos.
- Have a plan. “Understand design trends before finalising your plans and consider the fact that traffic flow should be either to the right or left and not centre,” Margot explains. Kitchens, in particular, should have appliances in a triangular position and bedrooms and bathrooms should be visually separated from living areas of the house.
- Have a budget. “You should figure out everything you will need to buy. So shop around and compare prices,” Margot suggests. When creating a budget, remember to allocate money for unforeseen events.
- Don’t overlook government permits. You want to make sure your plans do not violate any planning procedures and are in line with building standards. “It’s also important for people to remember that if they are part of a home association, they should get approval from them as well,” Margot says.