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  • Lora Lihet
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4 reasons why you need a floor plan when renovating

If you're in the beginning stages of a home renovation or just shopping for a sofa or a sectional for your living room, you've probably asked yourself "Do I need a floor plan?" or "Why do I need a floor plan?"

You're not alone. I do get asked this question more often than not and it's a legitimate question.

So here are my top four reasons why I strongly believe every renovation must start with a floor plan:

1. Floor plans give you the "BIG PICTURE"

It's the easiest way to get a handle of how much space you have available and how you can make the best of it.

2. Floor plans are flexible.

You can play with various configurations to determine which room layout works best for you (before you make any large investments in furniture).

 

3. Floor plans generate a shopping list.

All the furniture pieces needed for your room with minimum and maximum dimensions to help you in the shopping process. Go shopping with a plan and you'll avoid buyers remorse - no impulse shopping for product you don't need or doesn't fit the space.

4. Floor plans save you money.

Yes, you may need to hire an interior designer to help with the floor plan but, at the end of the day, you won't be stuck with expensive furniture that cannot be returned and now has no room in your home.

And, a well thought out floor plan can get you from this:

to this, without hesitation:

If you're concerned hiring an interior designer for the task will eat up your reno budget, allow me to eliminate that concern. For a minimal investment you can hire one of our interior designers to create a professional floor plan for your space (for example, a charge of only $200 will give you the floor plan for an living-dining room open concept space). Compare that $200 investment with the possibility of a $2,000 sofa just sitting in your garage and you'll know what you need to do.

If you have any questions or need help with your space planning drop us a line in the comments section. Would love to hear from you!

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Until next time.

 Adore your home...

  *Photo credits: Pinterest; Style at Home - Design lesson: Open-concept living

  • Lora Lihet
  • Decorating 101Interior DesignRoom layout

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