Attacking structural walls like a landlocked Viking? Relax and take a time absorbing flight of the imagination. Together with some actual, well-considered DIY, start at the beginning — planning for change.
Involve the whole family in projects using the classic interior designer’s tools of graph paper, cutouts, modelling and mood-boards. Then, stir in some of the latest virtual visualisation tools and online libraries to leave everyone flush with enthusiasm and creativity. Home improvements don’t have to be all about adult edicts. Why not let kids have some say about that home territory?
DRAW A ROOM
Start with an overhead view of the great indoors room by room, and then mock up every wall that matters. From this, and given your ceiling height, an in-house designer of kitchens or wardrobes can create a CAD image to walk through when the stores finally erupt into life.
Online room planners are available, but