Redesigning the home is an exciting process. It’s a chance to rid your space of unwanted features and it gives you a chance to redefine the place you call home. However, home remodeling can also be daunting. To save yourself unnecessary stress, ask yourself these five questions before redesigning your home.
How should your home change?
Home redesigns begin with a desire for change. And whether cosmetic or structural, it is important to articulate and define exactly how you want your home to change. And conversely, think about what you like about your current space. Not everything has to go, so think carefully about which aspects of your design you are keeping. In this chic loft overlooking Union Square, our client finally decided to keep the room’s original hardwood floor and decided to change everything else about the room.
What should your room look like?
Think about the kind of designs that inspire you. And also think about the design schemes that give you nightmares. A Pinterest board is a great way to find out what style you’re looking for. In this Gramercy cooperative, our client wanted a stately redesign that would be suitable for the neighborhood. The before and after pictures speak for themselves.
How are you going to use this space?
While you should definitely consider design and aesthetics, don’t forget about functionality. In this Upper West Side apartment, our client wanted to create a formal space that could serve as a space for family movie nights. That’s why we’ve sourced all of our furniture accordingly and used formal parts that are also comfortable.
How much memory do i need?
When redesigning, think about the amount of storage you need. It’s exponentially easier to include storage during the redesign than it is afterwards. On this Upper East Side apartment renovation, we turned an entire wall into a warehouse and provided the customer with both open and closed storage solutions so that they can display their decorative wares while keeping the clutter back.
Where is life taking me?
While it is important to think about your current needs, any home remodel should also consider the future. The newlyweds at this Upper East Side beachfront apartment plan to have a baby in the years to come and want to convert their home office into a kindergarten. So we procured inexpensive pieces for this room and selected a couch that can also be integrated into the kindergarten.