September 2, 2014
The domino effect of re-design can take place in one room, or take over your whole house. Here’s how it happens:
- First you decide that you’re going to paint the entrance, living room and dining room.
- Then you realize that one of the dining room walls is shared with a part of the kitchen wall.
- You decide to paint the whole lower floor, including the bathroom and laundry room.
- Oops – the hallway wall continues up the staircase.
You know what’s coming next. This can happen in one room as well. You want to change out the powder room cabinetry and now the countertop looks shoddy.
There is a way to avoid the results of the domino effect when undergoing renovations and design projects.
It’s Called a Budget!
You might be surprised to learn that by devising a budget plan and strategizing, working from the bottom-line up, you can financially accomplish more. True, you may have to forgo the more expensive hardware for your kitchen cabinets, or use different flooring in the bathroom, but the domino effect may never occur once you know how much you can spend before you even begin.
You wouldn’t hire a designer who didn’t structure their design plan based on your financial information – why would you do it to yourself?
The Future Looks Bright
If you’ve done any price shopping and comparing, you’re fully aware of how competitive everyone is today. You can find designer knockoffs to achieve that special look you want for your kitchen, or master bath. We do encourage you to compare apples to apples. After all, you don’t want to buy something at half the price for a quarter of the quality. You may also find that your budget can include the better quality cabinetry, you just have to hold back on the more expensive hardware. Next year, when money is more readily available, you can splurge and get the cut glass knobs.