Today, we tell you the story of Rodrigue who has entirely renovated his apartment. It was a huge project for him as it was his first real estate purchase, so he needed to reassure himself and make the right choices.
Here’s how he did it!
Homebyme – How did your project start?
Rodrigue – At age 26, I wanted to buy my first apartment after 8 years of renting. It was a way to invest in real estate and I had the feeling I was wasting money by paying rent. I also wanted to really feel at home, being free to choose the paintings I like and plan the kitchen of my dreams. It is probably the scariest project of my entire life for now, as it is a totally complete project that I did myself and in a very expensive but beautiful city: Paris. It was especially difficult with my tight budget, I could only afford an apartment that needed a lot of work, so the project was harder.
Homebyme – What kinds of work did you have to do?
Rodrigue – I had to entirely remake the entire apartment: plumbing, electricity, and of course the plan of the apartment. It is only a two room apartment, but it was still a lot of work! I worked with a local artisan who helped me with all this stuff. We planned how to remake the bathroom, kitchen, and also figured out the floors and paintings before starting the real construction.
Homebyme – How did Homebyme help you in this project?
Rodrigue – Well it was really useful to help me define what I wanted by easily testing different plans and colours in 3D. I was glad to have the ability to project my own personality into my future apartment, and visualize the results, because when you are investing this much money, you can’t be wrong. I was happy to show my plan to my artisan, and then to work together to build it as close as possible.