Here is a big nightmare! You go to the local furniture store and buy a new sofa and it gets delivered. You wait with eager anticipation for the delivery guys to unwrap it. And guess what, it’s too big. It doesn’t fit where you planned to place it and it over powers the room. You’ve waited years for a new sofa and now it’s a disaster!
Some simple steps could have been used to avoid this problem. I tried out a new web site today called Floor Planner. It’s has great tutorials and isn’t real difficult to use if you are inclined in an interior direction. You can create the size of your room and then add any furniture or accessories you are thinking about and then with a touch of a button, you can turn it into a three-D version for even better viewing.
Taking the time to plan your room to scale can save very costly mistakes. It lets you know in advance if you are on the right track. You can do this yourself or hire a designer like myself to help you create your dream room. A professional may also create built-ins and other custom features or arrangements that may not have thought of.
So remember whether you do it yourself or hire a designer — plan ahead, you’ll be very glad you did!