20 Dec

Project planning

We spoke back in October of the importance of planning ahead for your projects, and the Christmas holidays are an ideal time to put some planning in place for the year ahead.

Many of us are governed by the school holiday timetable so to look at having work done for Easter, you really need to make plans around Christmas and the new year.

Think about what you would like to achieve with your home next year. When you’re at home on holidays is the perfect time to look around and make a wish list of what you’d like to improve, update or add.

Consider the timeframe your project will take. Some projects have a very large timeframe, particularly, as we have mentioned before, if you are ordering fabrics that have to be delivered overseas, then need them made into curtains, furniture coverings and so on locally. Even new cushions for the sofa can take up to two months depending on the fabric you choose and what time of year you’re having your project done.

Projects, particularly renovations, can have a longer timeframe than expected, and you also need to consider whether your chosen tradesperson will be available at the time you need – this takes planning also and in most cases, some advance notice to book your tradesperson when you need them.

The best advice we can offer if you’re planning your interiors to be completed in time for a special occasion (perhaps a wedding, family reunion or next Christmas), start with your timeframe in mind and work back from then.

As always, we’re here to help so call in to the Beadles showroom or have us visit for a full interior design consultation so you can start planning your home’s year ahead.