Planning for a whole first floor redesign can be daunting due to the fact that a wide range of items need to be selected and coordinated all together. It is not as hard as it seems, just take it one step at a time. Now, because each project is totally different from the next, this isn’t a hard-fast rule nor do you need to follow this exactly, just use this as a guide to help organize your steps for designing and selecting. This list starts with the most important items first.
The color for the other rooms can come when more decisions are made in each room. The items you keep will possibly help determine your color or theme choice. If you can narrow down your color scheme, your decision making in all areas becomes easier.
I would also pick countertops material for both areas at this time.
This could be one choice for the whole floor or several choices if you change up flooring in bathrooms, kitchens, or bedrooms. Any furniture or cabinet pieces you are keeping will affect those color choices.
Make your choices for these items based on the overall scheme you have already pulled together.
I would pick out any fireplace surrounds and any backsplash material at this time also.
This includes general or overall lighting, task lighting such as lamps, pendants and ambient lighting which includes uplights and wall washers.
This category is incredibly detailed and there are a myriad of options. which is why I would recommend seeking a professional to help with this selection.
All the little finishing touches that create warmth to your room and add your personal touches.
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