ROOM RENO TIPS

THE HOME­OWN­ERS BE­HIND THE IN­NO­VA­TIVE IDEAS IN THE ROOM REN­O­VA­TIONS FEA­TURED IN THIS IS­SUE SHARE THEIR BIG­GEST DOS AND DON’TS

House and Leisure Before and After - - CONTENTS -

Ad­vice from the own­ers of the room ren­o­va­tion projects that are show­cased in these pages

DO HOST A DE­MO­LI­TION PARTY FOR YOUR FRIENDS AND FAM­ILY. YOU WILL NEED THEM TO CHEER YOU ON WHEN YOU ARE FILLED WITH SELFDOUBT AND FEED YOU WHEN YOU HAVE NO KITCHEN. DON’T SKIMP OR CUT COR­NERS. BUY LO­CAL. DO COL­LECT THE IDEAS AND THINGS YOU LOVE ON JOINT PIN­TER­EST BOARDS WITH YOUR PART­NER. USE THESE TO SHARE YOUR LIKES AND LOVES WITH YOUR DE­SIGNER, AR­CHI­TECT OR BUILDER. DON’T DE­SPAIR IF YOUR PROJECT TAKES LONGER THAN YOU PLANNED AND/OR RUNS A BIT OVER BUD­GET. IT WON’T MAT­TER IN A YEAR WHEN YOU ARE EN­JOY­ING YOUR NEW SPACE. DO GO FOR TIME­LESS FIN­ISHES RATHER THAN TRENDY ONES, AND TRY A NEU­TRAL PAL­ETTE WITH POPS OF COLOUR TO CRE­ATE UNIQUE ROOMS. DON’T FOR­GET THAT OPEN-PLAN LIV­ING SUITS THE SOUTH AFRICAN CLI­MATE AND LIFE­STYLE BEST. DO HAVE A FULL AND COM­PRE­HEN­SIVE PLAN IN PLACE – IN­CLUD­ING MOOD­BOARDS – BE­FORE YOU BE­GIN. DON’T DE­VI­ATE FROM YOUR OVER­ALL GOALS AND EX­PEC­TA­TIONS. DO STICK TO YOUR BUD­GET. DON’T FOR­GET TO CON­SIDER COM­FORT. SOME­ONE IS GO­ING TO LIVE IN THE SPACE YOU ARE CRE­AT­ING AND IT SHOULD MAKE THEM HAPPY.

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