Guide to Small Bedroom Furniture

Guide to Small Bedroom Furniture

One of the most important parts of designing the interior of any room is the placement and arranging or furniture pieces. Getting is just right is an art form and many people will struggle their entire lives to make sure their furniture is placed just right. But, this does not mean that us as ordinary citizens cannot play around with furniture layout.

Ultimately every single person can design their own perfect space with just a little thought and a bit of creativity. This is especially true when it comes to working with small rooms such as children’s rooms, and very often you will need to throw the rule book out the window. One of the most difficult rooms to get just right is a small bedroom. The bedroom is your most private space and accurately needs to reflect your personality. At the same time your bedroom still needs to be practical and functional.

Here are our top tips for turning a tiny bedroom into a place packed to perfection.

Small bedroom furniture: Use only necessary pieces

Before you start to pick out new or smaller furniture pieces such as bedside tables, first think about the furniture you currently have at your disposal. Reusing these pieces in a functional manner can save you money. While you need to make use of every available centimetre you need to keep in mind that there are furniture pieces which you will need in order for your room to function.

Small bedroom furniture: Arrange what you have first

Rearranging bedroom furniture can completely change the layout and look of your small bedroom, Rearranging the furniture could also free up much-needed space.

Small bedroom furniture: Draw it out

Keep in mind that before you start pushing furniture around, first experiment with different arrangements on paper. This allows you to quickly eliminate some options that won’t work without potentially scratching your floor or walls while moving furniture. It is vital that you accurately measure out your larger furniture pieces such as the bed. Next, sketch out various options to see what different layouts you can pick for the room.

Small bedroom furniture: Where to place your bed

Every bedroom needs a focal point, and this should undoubtedly be your bed. For small bedrooms, the best way to make it the focal point is to place it in the centre of the room’s most visible wall. In many bedrooms this wall could be the one facing the entrance to the room. Doing this will also ensure that the room looks bigger than it actually is.

Small bedroom furniture: Go big to small

Once you have found the perfect place for your bed you will need to arrange the rest of your furniture and the best way to do this is to arrange them from biggest to smallest. Depending on what you have in your bedroom you next furniture piece would usually be your dresser followed by bedside tables and a desk.

Choosing Your builder – Things You Will Need to Consider

Choosing Your builder – Things You Will Need to Consider

There is a large majority of things that can go wrong on any building contract. Much of the things that can go wrong are a result of the builder which has been appointed. One of the key things to remember is to always ask the right questions before hiring a builder to work on your project. And the same will go for a builder wanting to hire a subcontractor to complete parts of a building project.

One thing is for sure, whether you are building a luxury extension like these featured here or a simple garden wall, you can never be too careful when choosing a builder. You should rather do all the proper checks and make sure that you have chosen someone who is reliable and trustworthy as well as someone you feel comfortable with. Not doing this can leave you with shoddy workmanship and a large bill for fixing the work.

Here are a few things to consider when choosing a builder:

A great place to start looking for a good builder is the local publication in your areas such as community newspapers or even online. Another option for finding a builder is to make contact with friends or family members who recently completed building work on their property and ask for a reference for the builder. When speaking to your architect why not ask if they could recommend someone.

Once you have a selection of builders to contact your next step is to shortlist three. You can then contact those builders and ask them to quote you on the work that would need to be completed. After receiving the quotes obtain and check the potential builder’s references. Ask the builder for a few addresses and contact numbers of at least three previous projects that he has worked on.

Ask the builders if they are registered with the relevant oversight body. Another great tip is to ask the builders for their business and residential addresses and full contact details. Check that the builders have valid insurance policies in place to adequately cover the project and personal liability. Another thing to ask your builder before picking a quote is to establish where you builder gets his building materials from and check the creditworthiness of the supplier two. By doing this you will ensure that the builder you are looking at hiring as well as his suppliers are all above board.

If you builder would need to hire any subcontractors you will need to do the same check on them too. For example; if the builder would need to bring in an electrician, make sure they are registers and the same can be said for a plumber. There are a number of regulatory bodies which are available online and who would be more than willing to assist.

Be aware of items that have been deliberately excluded by the builder from his quote. You will have to install and pay for those items yourself. Check if that item is excluded from the other quotes as well so that a proper comparison can be made. Avoid lump sum quotes. Having a breakdown of the various items gives you better control and a better basis for comparison.