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Why Should You Start Planning Your Renovation Design 3 Months in Advance? [Initial Concept]

Many people often ask when they should start looking for a design company or begin the design process after buying a new property. This is a great question! Besides considering the duration of the construction period, it's essential to understand that the planning phase before the actual renovation and design work begins is equally important. A well-thought-out plan will make the construction process smoother.

First, you need to have a clear understanding of your needs, preferences, and initial concepts. The design and planning phase involves brainstorming, creating design drawings, making revisions, and time considerations, which typically take about 2-3 months. For larger properties, those with gardens or rooftops, or cases that involve extensive demolition, a longer planning and design period is required.

1️⃣ Define Your Preferred Design Style

Interior design styles are diverse, ranging from minimalistic and Scandinavian to modern and industrial. While they may look similar to outsiders, don't get overwhelmed. Collect references and save images of designs you like. Identify the elements that resonate with you, and as long as it feels comfortable to you, it's okay.

2️⃣ Understand Color Coordination Principles

There are rules for using colors effectively in interior design. For instance, the combination of wood tones and white creates a natural, timeless look. It's suitable for smaller spaces in Hong Kong homes. If your space is more extensive or has unique features like a garden or rooftop, consider the "full renovation" process, which requires more extended planning and design periods.

3️⃣ Simulate Your Daily Life Needs and Create a Functional List

Imagine your daily life in your future home. Think about family members' habits and create a list of needs. Consider items such as personal belongings, clothing and shoes, books, toys, kitchen appliances, and more. Think about how you want your kitchen cabinets arranged for cooking, whether you want a TV or a projector in the living room, and whether you prefer a standing shower or a bathtub in the bathroom. These factors will significantly impact the layout of your entire home, so it's important to discuss them with your family members promptly.


For many, renovation isn't an easy task. Aside from cost considerations, the process can be quite vexing for homeowners. That's where DECOLAND comes in with its all-in-one service approach. Whether it's finding the right renovation team, designers, getting accurate quotes, or managing the project, DECOLAND is here to support.

DECOLAND is here to help you solve all your renovation worries effortlessly!

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