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Andrea Sartori Ltd

It#'s really hard to see what is involved in one's plans in 2-D. For this reason, it is worthwhile to do a 3-D plan/ walkt hrough, and have it on your own laptop, and watch it several (couple of hundred times) to see the glitches. So much easier to fix a line on paper than a wall in concrete.. Also, shop around for tiles and finishes BEFORE the plans are complete. If one falls in love with a granite top that one can't do without, one may be able to make a bathroom smaller or move a wall on paper to make the budget stretch. So much easier than once the building has begun. Also, if you're going to enlist an interior designer, then do it early on. Mood lighting for example have to be placed in the correct place for maximum effect, and builders aren't employed to do that. They will just put the socket in the middle of the room. Same goes for plug points, and then you're forever going to trip over wires. And what is essential , like heating in one country is not so for another, so get a local architect. Don't skimp and get a lower cost from abroad, which may not appreciate the lighting requirements etc.


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The Interiorist

Very good advice and all the essentials covered!

   
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evamaryellen

What colour is the wall in no. 5

   

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