Everyone who has decided to purchase a flat on the primary market faces a choice - finish the flat on their own, or use the help of an interior designer or turnkey solutions offered by the developer. What are the arguments for each of these solutions and what is worth knowing before we choose one of the options?
Working on your own
For many people who buy a flat from a developer, the most obvious solution seems to be finishing the interior on their own. Personal involvement allows for full control of the budget, free choice of materials and supervision over the work of the renovation team. At the same time, however, it must be remembered that an independent finishing of a flat is a real challenge for people who do not have sufficient knowledge in this area. The scale of works that must be completed before the premises are ready to live in is unfortunately large, we will face such tasks as preparation of interior design, lighting, wiring and selection of the right team and ongoing supervision of their work. It should also be expected that at almost every stage of the work we will face a huge selection of finishing materials, solutions and technologies offered by producers, which should be adapted to the budget we want to spend on finishing the flat. Unfortunately, we must also take into account that during the renovation there will be various problems that we could not foresee - delays, mistakes, failures, etc. If we are not experts in the field of interior design, we can really get in over our heads.
A good idea for those who do not want to sacrifice their energy and time to finish the flat may be to use the services of an interior designer. The main advantage of such a solution is the complexity and professionalism of the service. As part of it, the designers prepare functional plans for the layout of the flat, interior design, lighting and wiring plans as well as 3D visualizations. They also offer help in the selection of decorative and finishing materials as well as their supervision over the project. Some interior designers cooperate permanently with their own, proven finishing crews, which guarantees high quality and complementarity of the service.
Developer’s turnkey solution
Recently, the offer of turnkey finishing, proposed by developers when buying a flat, also gains in popularity. How does it work? Increasingly, developers are signing contracts with specialized interior design companies that are preparing a flat finishing offer for a given estate. As part of this service, buyers can choose finishing materials from several specially prepared packages. The buyers use such an offer because it saves a lot of time and funds while guaranteeing professional service.
Which type of service to choose?
That depends mostly on what our expectations are for the interior we want to live in. If we want unique and creative solutions, hiring an interior designer will probably be a better idea than using the turnkey developer’s services. Working with the interior designer, we will learn that almost any solution and design is possible, while the finishing standards proposed by the developers are generally based on the use of a limited selection of materials and design projects. The range of typical packages available on the market includes painting walls and ceilings, equipping the bathroom, installing doors, frames, door handles and locks, as well as laying ceramic tiles and wooden floors. If we, however, dream of something different, a good interior designer can make those dreams come true.
When deciding on the options of finishing your own flat we have to take into account many factors, such as our budget, the amount of free time, or our knowledge of interior design. There are many possibilities – we can take care of everything on our own, use the help of an interior designer or buy a turnkey flat. We should consider every option thoroughly and make our decision based not only on the price but also the comfort of everyday life, an individual sense of aesthetics and our well-being.