Redesigning a property 'does not have to cost a fortune'
24th Feb 2012
People thinking of making wholesale changes to their property do not have to spend a fortune when carrying out the alterations, it has been claimed.
Alexi Sugden, senior designer of Egerton Designs, said it is a "tricky subject" as many property owners tend to use interior designers as "fixers", though the fact is that a good interior design takes time and is expensive.
He noted that one suggestion relevant to anyone undertaking a refurbishment is to save money on demolition and get a group of friends and family over for one weekend to help out.
"They can pull out everything to go such as old carpets, old curtains and curtain tracks, old doors and old door furniture, old lamps and light fittings, old wood trims, and if they're feeling kind, they could hire a steamer to steam off any old wallpaper and lining," the expert suggested.
This could allow the builders to come in and start at once and save themselves several hundred pounds, if not more, Ms Sugden stated.
Jaimie Kendry, interior designer and director of Jaimie K Designs, recently said that enhancing a property by extending it or making home improvements can be a wiser investment than simply waiting for the money in their savings accounts to gain value.
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