Capitol CreekContemporary Bedroom, Denver
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Aim for one point of responsibilityRather than using one main contractor, it might seem wise to try to save money by directly engaging separate tradesmen, such as plasterers, electricians, carpenters and so on.While it’s true that a main contractor will take a small slice of cost from all the sub-contractors, I would argue that this money is very well earned. Managing and coordinating all of the separate trades on-site takes a great deal of mettle and experience.I’ve seen lots of people who try to do this themselves get into a horrible mess and end up with a botched job that goes over time and over budget – not to mention the stress they’ve suffered. While it can work to pull certain specific and well-defined parts of the work out (such as carpet-laying, for example), I strongly recommend using one main building contractor who will take responsibility for the project overall.
Dare to bare… concreteProbably the most overlooked building material as a raw, unfinished design choice is concrete. From prefabricated panels to polished concrete kitchen worktops, raw concrete is such a versatile medium. Concrete also lends itself beautifully to a minimalist interior. There’s a nakedness to it that asks for solitary items of furniture or artwork in isolation. The irregularities in surface colouring work with other materials that are natural or imperfect in some way – antiqued glass (acid distressed) is a wonderful example.See 10 ways to work antique mirror into your décor