How to Plan Your Interiors better?
It is a good idea to involve the interior designer team, even before you take possession of your apartment from the builder. It should never be done in a hurry at the last minute. If you get your designer involved early, it will avoid rework which means it will save your money and also help you to plan things better.
Planning these 10 items ahead of time will save you a lot of unnecessary hassles:
- Planning the space allocation in each of rooms is very important ahead of time so that you can pick up the furnitures and fixtures which are of the correct size and shape.
- The light fixtures needs to be planned keeping in mind the utility as well as the ambience. It is always better to have a good mix of reading lights which are necessary from a utility perspective and also some soft lights for ambience. Go by your personal taste and preferences rather than being lured by just fancy designs and ideas from the internet.
- If the electrical connections and sockets are planned ahead of time it will save you a lot of breakage and rework later. The false ceiling lights and lights in the furniture will need electrical connections. (In some cases the builder himself will pull extra electrical connections which will reduce costs)
- The electrical connection shouldn’t be intermittent as that will delay the interior work completion.
- If you want to tap into the benefits of home automation, do plan ahead of time, so that you can set your systems with automation, rather than reworking on it at a later point in time.
- The plumbing points also needs to be planned ahead of time which will reduce unnecessary costs later on. For example it is better to plan extra plumbing points for washing machines, dish washers, water filter (some are under sink units)
- If wooden flooring is already completed in any of the bedrooms, ensure that you instruct them to keep the same protected before starting the wood work.
- It is recommended to get only the first coat of paint done by the builder before you start the interior work. As there are chances of work stains during the ongoing work process, final coat should be done later along with cleaning of the interiors.
- If wallpaper is used in any of the walls, you just need to do an initial coat of paint prior to sticking the wallpaper.
- Remember to always keep the interior work covered with paper properly so that the paint doesn’t spoil the work.