On the other side of the monitor
“Okay, Google, show me pictures with a beautiful renovation,” - home improvement begins with approximately these words. Having seen enough of various collections, life hacks and expert advice, a person with full confidence in his abilities begins to implement everything that he managed to see. But more often than not, the result is not quite what you wanted, and the money has already been spent and now you have to live with it. Not pleasant, right?
On various thematic sites with advice from professionals, when it is not indicated who wrote the material, most likely the incognito author is not a designer, but a simple layman who knows how to write and select beautiful pictures from the Internet. In general terms, anyone can explain “what is a loft style”, but to describe the concept, to warn what works, and what is better to refuse, is a more difficult task. Because of this, an unpleasant situation happened with the Mediterranean style in our country. Blind copying led to the fact that the premises turned out to be uncomfortable and more like a tomb. And all due to the fact that doing everything according to the Mediterranean rules, people forgot about the philosophy of this style - lightness due to the light from large windows that fills the space. Ignoring the main thing and delving into the details, in the end we get something completely different.
The Question of Savings
The stereotype says that the services of an architect and designer are very expensive. Perhaps this is partly the fault of the designers themselves, because many well-known masters of their craft simply do not take on “low-budget projects”, that is, ordinary housing for mere mortals. On television, we are shown luxurious houses where a professional has worked, and among the used finishing materials are ivory, curtains made by Chinese silkworms and blue clay mined in overseas countries. And, of course, all this is environmentally friendly and non-GMO. Therefore, a halo of something beyond the elite was created near the services of the designer. Few people are interested in real prices, but in vain.
Some statistics: in our company, the minimum budget for the development of a design project for a house will be from 25 USD per 1 m2, and the cost of interior design development is 3-5% of the cost of repairs in general. The numbers are not too big. But if it is still costly for you, you can apply for a specific issue, and not for a house project. For example, you are not sure which furniture will fit better and there are heated arguments in the family about this, why not ask the advice of a disinterested person. A specific small task will not spend a lot of money, but it will save time and effort.