How to Prepare For Redecorating

The simple quote ‘preparation is half the job’ reveals a truth that is often overlooked. Preparation is the unseen part of decorating which is what lays the foundations for quick and efficient paint or paper application, a quality finish and a long-lasting result. When you are getting ready to redecorate a room the preparation involved can seem daunting, but if done properly it will help ensure the finished product is just as you want it. When you need a Plasterer Cheltenham, contact Pure Plasterers

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First and foremost you will need to decide what style of decoration you want. This is a crucial point that will shape the whole project. If you don’t know what you want the finished look to be it will be difficult for you (and your decorator) to find a style that is cohesive and suits the room. Once you have a style in mind it is a good idea to research the different elements that will come together to create that look. Having this research to hand will make it easier to shop and will help you to avoid the possibility of spending more than you intended or buying items that aren’t quite what you had in mind.

Taking stock of what you already have is another important step to take before beginning a redecoration project. This will involve assessing what is in storage, including drawers and cupboards as well as looking at your current furniture. It is important to be honest with yourself at this stage and get rid of anything that you don’t love, is broken or doesn’t fit in with the new scheme.

It is also worth considering what furniture or accessories could be repurposed to give them a new lease of life. This can be as simple as adding a new bedspread or reupholstering an old chair. By reusing existing items you can keep your costs down and still achieve the overall look that you want.

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If you do need to purchase new furniture or accessories be sure to set a budget before you start shopping. A clear budget will ensure that you don’t end up with a shock and spend more than you intended to. It is also a good idea to pick a date by which you will complete each stage of the project. This will fuel your motivation and help to ensure that you stick to your plan.

Redecorating your home can be a fun and exciting challenge. By taking your time and following the advice above you will be able to enjoy the process and achieve the results that you want.