The remodeling your house can be problematic to most people. It can be a stressful moment and could take up a lot of time and money when not done right. But by sticking to the essentials and following a simple design philosophy, remodeling rooms can be as easy as pie.
We all have been through the difficulties of remodeling a room from scratch. There are too many design choices in the way. During these situations, you tend to look into the smallest details and overthink the design you have in mind when you should be concentrating on one thing. This is something that is common in daily life as many people try to process information all at once which eventually increasing their stress levels. This is called top-down processing and it is a cognitive pit that you should not fall into. You can avoid falling into this pit by introducing yourself to some structure and order by choosing one centerpiece for your remodeling.
Take your living room for example. It’s a big space and requires a lot of thought in remodeling. However, by concentrating on one particular object, let’s say, the couch, you can start creating building blocks from there. Following a centerpiece design philosophy can save you a lot of time and money because firstly, you’re just going to be splurging your funds on one beautiful product, and secondly, you’ll be designing everything around that particular object. It helps organize your thoughts and make remodeling easier. Remember that a more coherent design makes you look good among your peers, simply because it shows how organized you can be.
Go for Online Shopping
Let’s get this out of the way, we all know that buying bulky products in retail stores isn’t ideal. Bulky products such as sofas, closets, and tables tend to take up so much space, even if you go for the easy-to-assemble ones. Retail shopping can also offer a lot of stress because of the lines and the human interaction you have to go through. On top of that, there might not be a lot of discounts when you shop.
Online shopping is a lifestyle choice and it isn’t easy from the start. It’s like introducing yourself to a whole new world that takes time to be familiar with. However, if you give yourself some time and practice, online shopping can be less stressful than retail shopping, especially when it comes to remodeling. Take your bathroom, for example, there is a lot of bulky items that you need to replace when remodeling, most of them requiring a plumber to install them for you. Sadly, some retail stores sell bathroom products thinking you can install them yourself.
But if you start purchasing bathroom products online, you’ll be introduced to plumbers in your local vicinity and the online shop you’re buying from might even ask them to install their product for you. Not to mention, online shops routinely have exclusive discounts and offer free shipping. The only real downside in online shopping for such bulky items is that it takes much longer for them to arrive, but that only gives you more time to think over your design. So save your time, money, and sanity by doing some online shopping when you’re remodeling your house.
Bring in Your Friends and Family
Let’s be honest here, you’re not going to be doing all the remodeling by yourself. Doing anything by yourself isn’t fun, it’s tiring. That’s why you should consider bring your friends and family members in when you’re remodeling.
If you have kids, make it fun for the kids by telling them to draw their own personal renovation plans. This will also help them adjust much faster to the changes. If you decide to bring your friends with you, make sure to hear their thoughts about the overall design. You can even invite them to hang out with you once the remodeling is over. Your parents can even share some of their thoughts as well and help a couple pieces of furniture.
Remodeling your house can be a productive social interaction, and by doing so you can enrich your relationship with others. After the remodeling is complete, feel free to tell them that they can ask for your help when it’s their turn to remodel. You shouldn’t be the only one remodeling your house, asking a bit of help from friends and family can come a long way.