Updated: Dec 7, 2020
As you start to plan your new dream home, there are a few things that you need decide on before you start getting into the nitty gritty of it all. By making these key decisions, you’ll save yourself a lot of time and headache down the road, plus it’ll also guide you through the planning process, in turn giving you clearer directions hidden answers to big questions you might come across.
It might sound obvious, this a good layout and floor plan is the absolute first and arguably the most important decision you need to make. Everything will revolve around this decision, and it will give you a ton of answers. It will inform where you end up installing lights and power points, it will tell you if you have space for an L-shape sofa, and even if you can create that lovely shower niche for all your shampoos!
Once you’ve got a solid floor plan sketched out, you’re quickly going to see where you need your main light sources. So next up is your lighting plan. It doesn’t mean you need to decide on the light fixtures this early on, because maybe you’re still trying to tie together all the furniture and styling elements, but at least now you know how many pendants you need, where you wall lights will go, and what other sources of light you need to include, like downlights or ceiling lights. From here, your electrical plan should be in the making as well, as now you can see where you have room for a ceiling fan, how many power points you’ll need etc.
The type of flooring you choose can either make or break your budget, so it’s best to figure this one out ASAP! It will also have a lot to do with your renovation timeline (if you’re simply varnishing existing floors that’s going to save you a whole lotta time compared to hacking and completely re-doing whole whole unit). You’re flooring choice will also say a lot about what style you’re going for, and so when it comes to choosing tiles, wall paint and furniture, you’ll need to think about what your floors look like and how it’ll all enhance the style you’re going for. If you’re stuck on what flooring is the right for you and your style, we’ve got you covered! Stay tuned for our blog: “How To Choose The Right Flooring”.