Having a property in India is a wonderful thing and a great asset, as it gives you appreciation, as well as, a place to call home. However, like any asset, it requires periodic maintenance to ensure it remains of value. But being located abroad makes it a challenge to start a complex and involving project such as remodelling the interiors of your house. It is not only a time consuming process but also challenging to manage the multiple vendors/ contractors from a long distance.
Here are some tips to keep in mind while planning a interior job, while being abroad. Keep in mind that you are working with people in another place, so being prepared will ensure the project gets completed hassle-free and quickly, without over runs on time and budgets.
Prepare a Checklist and Budget
Before you start your house remodelling project, you must prepare a list of changes that you want to make. This list would be of great help when you start doing your home interiors. Also while making the checklist, plan a budget for doing interiors for every room in the house. It is wise to complete one room at a time rather than starting everything at one go. This will help you to plan better and keep a check on your budget.
Select a color scheme for every room, from the bedroom to kitchen. The process of choosing wall paints should be done simultaneously with buying furniture. Depending on what kind of furniture you want to buy, wall colors should go well with the theme. Many paint companies offer colour simulators on their websites. Use these online tools to make a pre-selection.
Planning the furniture has become easy as everything is available online today. From wardrobes to entertainment units to Pooja units, you can review furniture according to your budget. And if you are not happy with the designs, you can get it customized which fits well into your house. So search online and make a selection as per your taste.
The most important element of home interiors is lighting. If lights are placed in the correct spots, it will surely enhance the interiors of your house. Lights in every room should be placed in a manner so that it illuminates each and every space in an effective manner. Especially kitchen lighting needs detailed attention and all electrical points have to be planned in advance.
There is so much to do with furnishing in today’s interior designer world. The different varieties of textures and textiles available in the market can make you go crazy. However, strike a chord between the furniture and the textiles you will use for furnishing.
Mix of Old and New
Old is gold ! So why not mix old with new and give a personal touch to your home interiors. Add your old paintings and furniture in a way which compliments the new elements as well. Mix and match the old with the new and create your own space. You do not need to give away on your old memories. Relive all your good moments through these small bundles.
Beauty and Functionality
You must check the functionality of the home interior products and accessories too, rather than just falling for its design and beauty. Multi-functional furniture pieces are recommended as these are space saving and useful.
Make Enough Storage Space
Your new home will look new forever if you plan your storage areas properly. Plan the storage area of each room separately. For instance, you can buy a storage bed for your bedroom. It helps in reducing the problem of over-filling your wardrobes with the extra stuff which you require occasionally. Similarly get your entertainment units and wall cabinets designed in a manner that will create more space. Kitchen storage space should be well planned as it requires the maximum storage capacity.
Find the right partner for your Interior project
Here is where you have to be really smart. You have a choice of working with many different vendors and contractors or you can chose to work with a professional team which offers an integrated one stop solution for NRIs such as Global Indian Solutions. If you want assistance in the renovation of your property, while you are still outside India then their Team is there to watch over the complete interiors work. Designer, architect, contractor, they will provide them all and make sure you have a fully furnished home when you come back to India.