Once you’ve determined what your next home interior design project is and gained the necessary consensus there is one more thing to do before hiring a contractor. Yes, I am going to use the B-word… budget. But there is a concession, shopping! 🙂 One must shop to determine wants and while you’re at it, snag a price.
Clearly this isn’t everything for a master bath project, but at least start with the basics. This helps to establish your budget. Are things in line with what you wanted to spend. Having a realistic budget is the best way to avoid future disappointment.
The time to determine product changes is BEFORE the contractor gets involved for two reasons:
- Give a relevant bid list to contractor or those you wish to bid on the project so you can compare apples to apples on different bids.
- Keep project on tract.
Probably the top complaint from designers, architects and contractors is the client doesn’t come with a clear picture of what they want or a realistic idea about what they wish to spend. Help us, help you.
Select exact products, materials and components. Using an interior designer, architect or kitchen & bath designer depending on the project can shortcut for this process. There are $2,000 sofas and there are $20,000 sofas, $99 sinks and $900 sinks – the homeowner is the only one who can make the final decision on these items. Making these decisions before the project starts will help to insure the final result is a good one.