It has been said that as homeowners, we should endeavor to make our homes a true reflection of us.
In this regard, we are encouraged to fill it with all the things that we love and would improve its aesthetic. However, while this is an admirable sentiment for people who live in townhouses and house and lots, the same cannot be said about people who live in apartments and condominium units. While there is nothing stopping condo unit owners from decorating their units as they wish, the design possibilities are rather limited. As it is, townhouse or house and lot homeowners are not subjected to the same rules and restrictions as condo unit owners are, the former has free rein over their creativity whereas the latter might feel a little more constrained to conventional regulations.
Not to worry though, while your design options might be regulated, this does not mean that you can no longer customize your condo the way you wish it to look. However, you ought to be careful as there are some condo improvement ideas you should not endeavor to do. Either the effect they produce may be too visually jarring or would present hazards to you and your family’s safety. In any case, if you are planning to redecorate your condo near Makati or elsewhere, here are some of the improvements you should NOT do:
- Host to Injuries
Never underestimate the hazards of the interior design (and décor) your condo unit present. Each year, quite a lot of children (and even adults) get injured because homeowners tend to overlook the potential hazards that are found in their units. When it comes to home living, the safety of your family is paramount. In this regard, you should never put a home’s aesthetics over the welfare of your family. In improving your home, take that extra precaution in targeting areas where injuries are most likely to occur and from there, build on style.
- Extreme Color Schemes
While we encourage you to express yourself in designing your home space, you also have to consider how it would affect the rest of your family members who are also living there. Furthermore, you might even have plans in selling your furniture in the future which means you have to put these in consideration when choosing an interior design for your home. While there is nothing wrong with vibrant colors, make sure they do not clash and are at least acceptable. Try to minimize the possibility of creating visual noise.
- Being too trendy
Trends are fun but there is a limit to utilizing it as well. Sure, a design concept might be considered in-season today, but you have to consider its relevance in the long run. Would it still be trendy by the time you wish to sell your unit? Or would it add any resale value to your unit? If not, then it can be seen as a problem in the future. Play with trends and personalize your living space using accessories and update when necessary. Just do not overdo it .
- Neglect function
Your interior design concept should not only be stylish but functional as well. Unfortunately, when homeowners get lost in the frenzy of designing their interiors, they often overlook functionality. This should not be the case as your home should first and foremost be a place that caters to your needs. While it can be tempting to neglect functionality just to favor style, remember any home improvement work is not exactly easy to alter. It takes a lot of time, effort and money and one day if you find out that the style no longer serves you well, you might regret ever doing it in the first place.
- Overdoing DIY
Today, quite a lot of DIY home renovation projects are cropping up online. These videos and articles would make even an ordinary individual believe that they can take on a remodel project by themselves. However, while the sentiment is admirable, it is not meant to replace (or undermine) the work of professionals. Yes, you can DIY but keep it at a minimum. Remember, professionals already have years of experience and would know what they are doing whereas this would be your first attempt. Besides, it might cost you to hire professionals but at least you know that the possibility for blunders is reduced.