Hire an interior design professional
The best way to substantiate this first recommendation is with a testimonial from one of our clients, Diane, who said:
“We had never used a designer but needed help. We hired Barbara for an initial consultation on how best to tackle moving my office to the basement and getting rid of 12 year old carpet on the main floor. Barbara was instrumental in helping us see how we could more efficiently use the space in our home for how we live as a family. She asked questions about things I never thought of and helped us really see the potential. She also helped us see that there were things we actually didn’t need to do, and that other items would benefit us more. We ended up hiring her to manage the reno.”
Have a strategic design and renovation plan
Undertaking a redesign and renovation requires careful planning, assembling of project partners, allowing for the organic development of a design concept and allowing for the time it takes a design to be approved, as well as the
understanding of sequential scheduling of all the trades.We can also help you to develop a phased-in plan if that is more viable for your needs. This would help you to avoid making costly mistakes based on impulsive buys and guessing at your project requirements.
3. Hire a professional renovator
Ask your designer about selecting a reputable renovator; look to your local Home Builders’ Association, or select a licensed renovator at Renomark.ca
Check their references by asking to speak with a couple of their past clients and ask to visit their homes to see the results in person. This is possible to do!
4. Project Budget
At NIKKA DESIGN, we draft a preliminary project budget that includes the five main categories of project costs. This gives you a comprehensive understanding of what a realistic project budget could be for your renovation.
5. Project Management
We manage your project from pre-reno, during, through to post-reno walkthrough and touchups. We look after your project and your home as if it’s our own. We supervise our project partners, the contractor and the various tradespeople, liaise with our vendors, schedule product deliveries and troubleshoot on your behalf. Every project always has problems – one of our main goals is to solve those problems on your behalf in an efficient manner and to keep the project moving.