Budgeting is a vital concept for any interior project. Chances are you might go overboard with the budgeting. Go through our expert advice to understand how much to spend and where to spend.
Even before any of such discussions arise, firstly understand the purpose of the flat which you own. Is it for personal use or is it bought for investment purpose. If for investment, spending too much and adding a personalized touch to it is not very necessary, as it would be used by someone else.
Dividing spaces and understanding priorities will help you get a clear idea.
Living room and Drawing room
Being the first point of impression for anyone walking into the house, living room has to create a mark. So introducing design elements such as TV units, Couches, Partitions and center tables will amplify the space. Apart from such furniture, lighting and ceiling design plays a lot of importance as well. On the other hand, over doing it would make the place feel cramped. Having a drop down ceiling with lights in the living room or the drawing room would be enough to light up the entire room. In addition to this, wall paintings or wallpaper or textured pains can also be experimented with. Yet again, see that only one wall is being treated to avoid suffocated design and a hefty price tag.
As being a part of the hall and yet not being used much, it is not advisable to spend a lot on this space. Investing on a good dining table which would serve your need and fulfill your requirement would be more advisable. In addition to that, for better storage, a crockery unit can be added which would not only solve a lot of storage issues but also elevate the place. Adding mirror to it would help in making the space look bigger too. Apart from all this, having a drop down light and a simple drop ceiling would help add ambiance.
Being the most important bedroom, it is important for you to decide on what you choose to fill it with. This is the place where you can either add your personal touch and make it fancy or just go simple. Just like any other space as previously mentioned, a simple drop ceiling with lights should be enough. As far as storage is concerned, a wardrobe, hinge door or sliding door wardrobe as per your choice, a dresser and a low seating if needed. A head board to the bed and treating the wall behind the bed can be done as well. Providing a TV unit if required could prove to be helpful.
Managing toys is a hard and tiring task in your kid’s bedroom. So it’s a wise decision to invest on storage spaces, let it be storage boxes, wardrobes or Beds with low storages. Study table is a given option but if you are not ready to invest as much, you can always choose for a drop down or a lift up study table, which would not cost much yet create a lot of open space when not in use. Bright playful wallpaper is always advisable to make the room lively.
Being one of the least used bedrooms, it is advisable not to invest too much money into this space. You can always have minimal furniture such as a basic bed and a basic wardrobe which would serve as a storage option. Drop ceiling would not be advisable as it really does not add much value as far as this room is considered.
Being the most used aspect in the house, investing in the right material is vital. As kitchen is a place filled with a lot of moisture, it is important that you choose material which is water resistant. At the same time, storage is also a key part. Hence, planning the storages is equally important. Investing on ceiling and wall paints in not suggested, instead investment on granite top, backsplash tiles, a good sink, hob and chimney can be done.
Utility spaces like balconies can always be given a personalized touch by adding small elements such as planters, seating, and other lighting accessories.