Monday, December 8, 2014

Budgets and compromises in home design

A sweet accordion door opening by Lanefab
When we started designing the home and when we were picking the interior design elements we were going to aim for what we like and not worry about the price too much. We plan to see how everything is adding up and then start to take away items here and there.

We are getting to the point where we can make some decisions to take away certain features in order to save money. One of the main features that I've wanted was the beautiful accordion doors that would open the living space to the patio. We knew from the beginning that it was going to be an expensive feature but after adding in the nicer flooring, the nicer tile, etc. All the costs are really starting to add up, and we have to decide if the accordion door is a luxury that we can live without.

At the end my wife was never a huge fan of the accordion door and we won't be using it for most of the year due to the Vancouver weather. So we decided to go with french doors which would be half the cost and would give us the same effect when it's closed. We just won't have the open inside/outside feel with the open accordion door.   

Sure we are going to miss out on the wow factor of the accordion door but we would rather save the money and put it towards something that we would utilize everyday. We'll find our wow factor in other places


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