Are you in the process of taking on a townhouse development project and need some interior design tips and tricks to help minimise cost whilst maximising your returns? 

Well, stick around because, in this article, I will share five interior design tips and tips that will help you maximise the look and feel of your project without breaking the bank. 

They will ensure that you are making smart choices and spending money in the areas you should be and not burning money in areas you won’t see a return.

Let’s get into it.

1. Stone Selection

Alright, first up, let’s talk about your stone selection.

In most cases, it will make sense to have your feature or hero stone in your kitchen areas where it can be shown off. 

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Whereas in the bathrooms, en-suite, and laundry, it can make sense to use a secondary stone from a cheaper range that is still complementary to the feature stone.

2. Carpet Selection

Interior design tip or trick number two is for your carpet selection.

Carpet is one that you can very easily fall into an expensive product. 

In most cases, it will be difficult to tell the difference once the carpet has been installed, so you must understand this when making your decisions, particularly if you plan to sell or rent the properties

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You need to take the time to understand the various ranges and offerings to understand the levels and the associated pricing clearly.

3. Engineered Flooring

Tip or trick number three is your engineered flooring.

Traditionally a solid timber floor has been the way to go in these residential development projects, but in recent times engineered flooring has really picked up its game.

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Its quality is there, and its selection is much greater than the solid timber floor itself. Of course, the pricing is much friendlier using an engineered board.

Not only is the product more cost-effective, but the actual laying and finishing it is much easier, doubling down on the cost-effectiveness.

So, you are saving on both the product and installation in many cases.

4. Tile Selection

Number four is your tile selection. This is a similar train of thought to the stone selection.

With the tiles, we have a great opportunity to put in a feature tile that may cost a little bit more and the rest of the walls and potentially the floor can be a lesser tile but still complimentary – that’s the key.

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Another example of this depends on the square metres on the floor. You may be able to use a nice tile on the floor and then wind it down on your wall selection.

Your walls have windows, mirrors, joinery etc., which you can leverage as the heroes.

5. Fixtures and Fittings

And number five, the last interior design tip or trick is for your Fixtures and Fittings.

These commonly include your tapware, toilet and relevant fittings, sinks, basins, door furniture etc.

You must be aware that some great companies offer designer products at competitive rates.

It’s easy to get caught up in spending money in this area because your fixtures and fittings are super important to the overall final look and feel of your townhouses.

The key here is to ensure that you are aware of what the costings are and what the quality levels out there are because, in our experience, if you can pair some expensive selections with something from what might be considered medium range – it will be almost impossible for your buyers to spot.

To the naked eye, if done well, you won’t be taking anything away from the finished product, and in some cases, it is possible to up your level. 

Wrapping Up

Expensive does not always mean best. Anyone can select all the most expensive products and deliver something nice.

It’s about delivering something at that same premium or high-end level with more intelligent and cost-effective sections.

If you need some help, why not reach out to our expert development team – we offer site acquisition and property development project management services that will help get you in the game.