Interior designers have a talent that many people desire. They can visualize a completed room before the work begins although there are many steps between them walking into a room and the final result. They start by asking the owner questions, viewing and measuring the space. Then they begin planning steps to take and supplies they’ll need.
A lot happens after designers go. They will create a room layout on paper and bring together samples of the materials and paint that will get used to in the space. That helps them visualize the completed design.
Maybe you have ideas for a room you are redecorating but wonder if the layout in your mind will work in the space. Will the cabinets or furnishings fit as you think? There is an inexpensive solution that will help visualize the layout of a room without any heavy lifting. Use painter’s tape.
Start by capturing your idea on paper. Sketch out the room and position of the cabinets and furnishings within. Note all the measurements. Get the exact dimensions of the room, each piece of furniture and all permanent items like cabinets, fireplace, staircase, etc.
Take that information and painter’s tape into the room. Measure each item in the layout you created and tape the life-size outline of the chairs, tables, sofas, cabinet, etc. on the floor and walls.
Once complete, determine if that layout works. Move around all the taped items, imagining their full size in the space, and decide if their position and the way you will transition in and through the room will suit your lifestyle.
Painters tape is also a great way to layout the full-frame size of art and photo collections on the walls before hanging a single frame. Another quick art hanging trick: mark the ideal position to nail the hook on the wall, put a spot of toothpaste over the hanger on the back of your frame and press it against the wall. \
One thing is for sure, taping out a room before the work begins saves a lot of time, money and muscle, and get a clearer perspective of the final space!
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