Relax, all will be fine
As an artist I’m not just here to create beautiful works of art – I have practical solutions to help guide my clients in creating beautiful spaces in which to live and work.
With that in mind, I’ve put together this guide to help you stay on a budget without having to compromise on quality and choice.
Here are my five tips for staying on track with your budget:
3. Choose a designer who understands costs
You’re investing in improving your home and you have a specific idea of how it should look but when it comes to keeping hold of the project purse strings you need a designer who can help you visualise and source alternatives if you can’t quite stretch to your first choice.
That doesn’t mean you aren’t going to be equally in love with the next best alternative. Employing a designer who is sympathetic to the budget will make for a smoother, pain free extension experience.
5. Put any cost savings in to your contingency fund
If you make any cost savings during your project then:
1. Nice one!
2. Don’t splurge it on something else!
It can be so tempting to spend the money you’ve saved or treat yourself to that add on you thought you couldn’t afford at the start of the project, but honestly, don’t do it!
You are reading an article about sticking to a budget! Put that extra money into your contingency fund.
Worse case scenario, you have a healthy emergency fund that will cover any nasty surprises and mean you can ride out any issue, small or large. Best case scenario, you have a tasty pot of money left over when the works are complete.
You could put it towards your internal decor or definitely a commissioned painting from me!