Renovating your home to suit your style can be fun and satisfying. It can also be a little daunting. If you aren’t sure where to start, you’ve come to the right place. Developing an interior design to suit your home and lifestyle can be done in five simple steps.

 

1. Define your style.

Is your home a Mid Century Modern, Edwardian, Cape Cod, Dutch style or Queenslander? Not sure? Thankfully, there is a plethora of online resources that can help you figure out what you already have and what you like. Browse through pictures on websites like Houzz and Pinterest, where you can save ideas that appeal to you for later use. Spend some time with interior design books and magazines until you have a good idea of what you would like for your home.

Once you have defined the styles and colour schemes that you love, you’re ready to move forward with a plan for your home. Don’t feel comfortable moving forward on your own? Consult a Brisbane interior designer for professional assistance with your home’s style.

2. Choose a colour scheme.
Colour can bring together any styles that you have throughout your home. Choosing one coordinated group of colours to use, rather than selecting colours on a room by room basis, will feel much more unified and welcoming. While you may have fun with a room, such as a child’s bedroom, in general you will want to unify your design.

3. Use elements that you love.
You can create a focal point in a room or give it a special touch by adding pieces that you love, no matter what their style. While you will want to limit the number of styles that you combine and be careful not to create chaos, a unique piece can add to your design by surrounding it with pieces that create unity between styles, such as accessories, light fixtures and fabrics.

4. Consider the details.
These are the seemingly small elements that bring your styles together. Using the same material, such as timber flooring, throughout the home creates cohesion in the same way that your coordinated colour scheme does. You can also create unity with matching fixtures or wall accessories.
Blend textures and materials to develop a warm, welcoming atmosphere, whatever the style. Use lighting to set the right mood and fabrics that invite visitors to reach out and touch.

 

5. Look at the overall effect.
You may love that ultra-modern metallic splash-back, but if you are living in a Victorian home with traditional cabinetry and rustic floors, it simply may not work. But consider how you can create the same effect with a material that will work. Maybe a tin ceiling can add the touch of metal that you are looking for in a way that blends better with its traditional surroundings.

Other blending of styles works can work well. For example; A single modern piece of furniture surrounded by cosy, overstuffed pieces or a piece of abstract art in a traditionally decorated room offers contrast without style confusion.

If all of this just sounds like too much and too hard – consult the Brisbane Interior Design gurus Hotspace Consultants. We would love to help you!


Renovating your Home or Investment Property?

Home renovations are on the up and up – thanks to all the TV shows and other media outlets such as magazines and the internet.  But is it all that it’s cracked up to be? TV makes it look so easy (renovate a kitchen in 2 days, transform your garden in 24 hours – we wish it was that simple!).

If your home or investment property is on the wrong side of 15-20 (years old) then you have a great opportunity to update and modernise it. But without experience on your side, things can (and often do) go really wrong – going over budget, not ending up with the style or look you’d imagined, problems with trades-people, time-frames blowing out – and the list goes on.

Hotspace can help

Hotspace offers one-on-one Exterior and Interior design advice to home owners and property investors.

Property Investors; Our sole aim when working with property investors is to show you how to add as much value as possible – while spending considerably less than it appears when the renovation is completed (ie: spend $1 to add $3-$4 of perceived value). As Interior Designers, we love colour. But colours are only a tiny portion of the information you need to successfully renovate for profit.

Home owners; If your home is old and tired and in need of some renovation love, then we’ll show you how to create beautiful and comfortable spaces. We’ve worked with over 500 property owners on all sorts of properties, so we’ve (almost) seen it all! We’ll help you re-design your biggest asset – often for less $$ than you might think. And as award winning interior designers, you couldn’t be in better hands.

The key to renovating your home or investment property without breaking the bank

Whether a full overhaul or a quick facelift, Hotspace will guide you towards your ideal renovation, including;

A second opinion on your plans and ideas – You’ll no doubt have some of your own ideas, so we’ll steer you in the right direction; confirming your best ideas, introducing new ideas and eliminating the rest.

New ideas and recommendations – We’ll introduce you to new renovation ideas to really maximize the result you’re able to achieve – ensuring you tastefully revamp your home in ways far beyond what you would have considered yourself. Exterior and Interior Design is our forte!

Spend less on your renovation – If you’re afraid of your renovation spiraling out of control, sticking to a reasonable budget just became a reality (yes it is possible!). We’ll give you specific guidance on how much or little of your property to renovate given your budgetary expectations. Some of our packages even include budget breakdowns for your entire reno.

Increase the equity in your home or investment property – You can add value and increase the equity in your home or investment property by spending less on your renovation than the value it adds. We’ll show you how.

Money back guarantee – Investors; double your renovation investment or we’ll refund our fee in full – No questions asked. Note: Our clients typically triple their renovation ‘spend’ investment so this guarantee is a no-brainer for us!

One-on-one support – Many of our packages include telephone, sms and email support which can be used any time during your renovation.

Which Hotspace Consultation Package is right for you?

We offer 6 different packages depending on your requirements. Click here to see the package options or Phone 1300 908 890.