Popular Interior Design Mistakes When Renovating Your Home


Hi Guys, This is Christina from McManaway Interior Design. Today I wanted to talk to you about something that's really important, its is:

"Popular Interior Design Mistakes When Renovating Your Home."

So I got my little list right here:

Number 1: It is "Not Replacing All the Flooring All At Once"

So say you only have a small budget or something,and you decide to do one room and then you decide to do something else in another room. Now that's kind of where you start to run into problems where your design starts to loss its cohesiveness because its not...say you end up with three or four different types of flooring throughout your home. So maybe you have carpet in this room, then hardwood, then you went to a tile in the kitchen, and you have lanolium in the laundry room. Stuff like that so when your not replacing all the flooring all at once, it can have a non cohesiveness to it. So I recommend you replace it all at once whether even if its different types, just get it done all at once so its intentional and it comes off when your in the planning stages, it will come off as you thought it through completely. But if your doing room by room you just don;t have a design plan, chances are when you get to another room you'll change your mind and that can be a problem.

Number 2: "Using the Same Cabinetry Throughout Your Home"

I know that one of those things where you might want to but I like to do kind of a custom look so I wouldn't put the same type of cabinets or the same color cabinets in my kitchen as I would in the bathroom. Here is the same type of cohesiveness so just make sure your staying intentional with it. It doesn't have to be matching tones...wood tones or paint color or whatever...change it up, feel free to give your house that custom look just make sure you do it thoughout the whole thing not just you did it here once but then you decided to go back to that other cabinetry or whatever. Be intentional about your design decisions from the beginning.

Number 3: "Saving Costs by Buying Cheap Materials"

I know there's a lot of product out there but I like to stick with a higher quality product because it lasts longer. So like the thickness on the wood floors, stuff like that all those specs I go through all of that with my clients and let them know. Like tiles you buy from a cheap place will only have a few different stamps instead of the more higher end stuff where there is not matching patterns in any of the tiles. Those things are really important to keep in mind when your picking types of materials. That you might not want to do the cheapest material because you may not get the desired results out of it. You might not even know it until you've bought it.

Number 4: "Not Coordinating the Undertones in Your Materials Your Buying"

Like I said when I'm doing a design for a client, I do all the design work up front and then we go into construction, because it is essential we are evaluating everything all up front all at once. That's really essential that you do that, that your looking at the undertones is your granite compared to the undertones in the backsplash and the undertones in the cabinetry and the flooring. All of those are laid side by side and I evaluate those pretty intensely because you have one shot at it and so when I'm sourcing materials that is why it can take a long time to get the design together. But that is one of the most important things you need to do is analyze, analyze, analyze undertones in materials.

Believe it or not there are lots of colors and varieties and you may not see them at 3pm in the evening as you do at 10am the next morning. So that's why I keep my samples visible to me at all times and I'm reevaluating them just to make sure there's not something that I'm missing.

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