Undergoing full apartment renovation isn’t all about finding a contractor and paying him to fix your apartment. You, as the apartment owner, play a very important role in the process, as it is you who knows what needs to be done. Keep in mind that you’re the one who’s going to be living in the place after all the remodeling has been accomplished. Before jumping into the renovation process, you must first take the time to carefully plan the project. After all, no process is ever successful without due planning and preparation. Below are some things to consider when making plans for a full apartment renovation:
Function and Form
Every room and area in your apartment must have a purpose; otherwise it’ll be a waste of space. Consider the function of each area before having it renovated. For instance, do you plan to use the living room as both a receiving area and a media room? If so, then you must have appropriate seating and shelves for all your equipment. Are the ceilings high enough for the purpose and are the windows adequate in size and quantity? All these things must be considered before renovation starts so that you know exactly what needs to be changed function-wise before focusing on the aesthetic aspect of the room. If you have kids in the house, you might want to consider a scratchproof material for your flooring that’s relatively easy to clean and maintain.
Partition Each Room Properly
Make sure that each area has its own designated function as well. If you don’t have a room designated for working at home, then you might want to allocate some space for a working area in the living room or kitchen, depending where you are more comfortable working. Make sure that there is adequate space for walking around, watching together, and eating meals together. This entirely depends on the number of people in the household but in order to ensure that your home flows properly, you must consider whether people can move around in it at the same time without bumping into each other.
When undergoing full apartment renovation, avoid putting dividers that aren’t well thought of. Every division you add to your apartment must be part of a floor plan, as it is expensive to add dividers and also expensive to tear them down later on. An open floor plan is actually better if you live in an apartment to make the floor area look bigger. You should also make sure that your furniture aren’t too bulky and don’t take up too much space.