Eclectic Living RoomFarmhouse Living Room, London
An eclectic mix of antiques and furniture feel at home in this light-filled farmhouse conversion.
Photos: Magdalena Plewa-Ould
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8. Factor in a contingency. Even when you have the very best of intentions, issues that you couldn’t have predicted may arise during your project. So it’s a good idea to factor in a 10- to 20 percent contingency within your budget for these matters, especially with older buildings. Who knows what condition the walls are in behind those kitchen cabinets before you rip them out? Or what may be lurking underneath that carpet when you pull it up? In these situations, it’s important to expect the worst and don’t let it throw you off your game. You are a project manager extraordinaire, and you’ve totally got this. Just accept that these things happen, find out what the options are and make a decision. Your contractors will be able to advise on what to do, so harness their expertise and trust them to help you find the right solution.