How to create a home for you and your family

by Bettina Allmendinger08.02.2023
How to create a home for you and your family

Every family is unique and has its own needs. That's why it's important to analyze your family's lifestyle at the beginning of each renovation or decoration process. 
Here we go:

1. Are you a family with:

  • with young children
  • with older children
  • Do you have a lot of visitors?
  • Do you have pets?


2. Analyze your space

Analyse the spaces shared by all family members:

For the living room you need to know:

  • how many persons use the living room daily
  • want to sit comfortably and read
  • often have guests
  • use also for office work
  • want to have open storage / closed storage 
  • need a place for TV / console
  • need overnight accommodation
  • ...


For the dining room you need to know:

  • how many persons use the dining room daily
  • often have guests
  • if yes, do you sit for long dinners around the dining table
  • do you have a big dining room or small (think about extendable tables)
  • use also for office work
  • want to have open storage  / closed storage
  • ...

For the kitchen you need to know:

  • how many persons are cooking in your kitchen
  • are you cooking daily
  • do you need extra place for your food processors
  • want to have open storage  / closed storage
  • want to have a center console
  • want to have bar table with bar stool
  • ...

And don't forget to think about your the terrace or garden


Home3. Feelings

Now think about the feelings you want to create in your home. (e.g. cozy and relaxed, casual, happy, calm or more formal, elegant, timeless... etc.) Include your loved ones here as well.

4. Interior Style

Is there a specific furnishing style that you would like to incorporate? (e.g. modern, rustic, traditional, country, boho, contemporary, minimalist, etc.) Do you perhaps have a certain image of an interior style in mind that you have seen in a magazine or online that has inspired you? If so, what was special about it for you?

5. Choose your preferded colour palate and material

What colors or color palette do you like? Which colours can you imagine in your room? Which materials do you like? (e.g. wood, metals, fabrics...)

6. Make a budget plan

One thing you should not be missed is, how much you want or can you spend on your project in total? This is an important step !! Can you do all the work yourself or do you need professional help? E.g. for the electrics or for water connections? If not, don't forget to get at least two different quotes.

6. Declutter

Before you think about buying new furniture or decorative items, you should first declutter. Think about which furniture, decorative items or other things you have at home should and shouldn't be kept. Those pieces that you discard can be sold, so your budget will be a bit better.

7. Schedule your project

What is the schedule for your project? Would you like or can you complete all project phases at once? What is your ideal time frame and when would you like to start?


To simplify this process for you, I have created a free workbook that makes it easier for you to go into the individual points!

>>> Click here to send me the workbook for 0,- € <<<

Have fun with your interior or deco project.
Tina


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