FREE DESIGN PROJECT TEMPLATE FOR THE DIY JUNKIE OR DESIGN BEGINNERS!
Happy Monday to you babe!
If you read my last post you'll know that I am currently in the process of planning my garden redesign project, moving from a muddy disaster of a garden to a some form of contemporary and Mediterranean infused outside habitat!
Project planning in general can be very time consuming, an iterative process and very much something that could make you lose your marbles if you don't think everything through thoroughly. I know this because this is where I am currently at in the whole process and after getting started about a week ago I realised that we really do need more resources out there for the keen DIY'er.
Always one to seize an opportunity where I see one, I decided to give you guys a basic template which will hopefully help you when planning your next design project... This could be used for pretty much anything, from redecorating your living room to totally gutting and replacing your bathroom and it will hopefully save you a lot of time (and money), not to mention give you a great starting point for working with a new client if you are carrying out works on behalf of someone.
SO WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM THE TEMPLATE?
The template includes many of the aspects you'd expect to find in a project plan, such as the project overview which outlines the aims and objectives, a project brief section and an outline template for materials and budget planning.
A full list of contents is as follows:
- Project Overview
- Key design considerations
- Site photography element
- Concept plan element
- Design inspo/ moodboard
- Scale Drawing element
- Supplier and material details
- Budget planning
- Design project timeline
- And many notes/ tips and quotes along the way to assist you with completing the plan
SO HOW DO I USE THE TEMPLATE?
Good question! And I promise you it's very easy. I've created both a blank template, and a template that incorporates tips and content blocks to get you started on personalising this to your spec, so there really is no limit to what you can do here. Download both from the store using the link at the bottom of this post.
This is the design template I've used for planning my garden redesign project and if you haven't already noticed, you better get your sunglasses out because there is nothing low-key about the colour scheme I've used for the template. In natural Saphron style, I wanted my colourful personality to consume the vibe and playfulness of the template. Funnily enough, I'm also working out how I am going to incorporate pops of colour into a very sleek and minimal design that I intend on for my landscaping project.
I must say, I am really excited to finally be making resources available to you this year because I've been saying it for a while now. Bear with me guys, I am still trying to adjust to working full time, blogging part time and save a little time to be tha KWEEN that I am.
I'd love to know what other freebies you guys would like to see on the site soon. Leave a comment below to let me know what you'd find helpful and I'll defo add it to my to-do list. If you want something a little more personalised for you or have any questions, drop me a line on my social media or get in touch here.
Remember to tag me on your social media channels if you use the templates so I can look at your wonderful creation!
Download the templates here.
Let's get project planning!