While the idea of renovating your existing home or building your dream home from scratch may be tempting, in reality, it can take up a lot of resources and time. And, the luxury of time is something many of us do not have. Between our professional lives, making time for our family (and barely for ourselves) and going about the day's odds and ends, there’s usually very little time left to physically be present and oversee a home renovation project. But in today’s day and age, where we are accustomed to having a solution for everything at our fingertips in an instant, there should be one for this, too.
Noticing the growing need for home renovation projects over the years with the rising number of professionals in our country, India’s paint giant Asian Paints began to discover several gaps in what consumers wanted. While we are more exposed to modern designs and several channels of interior décor inspiration, incorporating these into our homes is usually put on the back burner for merely one simple reason—lack of spare time to oversee the project. With this in mind, Asian Paints created the Beautiful Homes Service, enlisting a panel of expert designers, professionals and the best resources in the industry to bring together a tailor-made home renovation service with a consumer-first approach. Following a six-step process, which begins the moment you sign up for the Beautiful Homes Service on the beautifulhomes.com website, you’ll be assigned a dedicated Customer Experience Specialist, who will take down your brief and requirements and set up a meeting to discuss these with you and an expert interior designer to fine tune the designs for your home. At the start of the project, you will be assigned a project manager who will chalk out a comprehensive schedule to ensure the work is completed on time and to your specifications, while managing the same for you seamlessly.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HAVE A PROJECT MANAGER TO OVERSEE YOUR HOME RENOVATION?
For anyone who has undertaken a home renovation project or built their home from scratch, the experience behind-the-scenes is not always something they’d want to relive again. While nothing surpasses the joy you get the day you walk into your fully done up space, the road that leads up to it is not memorable. Since most of urban India grapples with long hours at the office, working around schedules of the rest of the family and the kids, and commuting across the city through hours of snarling traffic through the day to make all of this happen, it seems exhausting to add another responsibility to the list. But, similar to our work spaces, wouldn’t it be a novel idea to have someone to whom we can delegate this responsibility and can oversee every detail of our home project just they way we would like to ourselves?
Investment banker Ayesha Khurana, remembers the time she resided in Singapore for a few years and had the joy of experiencing a similar experience. “The rent agreement with my landlord stipulated that I allow him to get the apartment repainted
At the start of the project, your project manager will chalk out a comprehensive schedule to ensure the work is completed on time and to your specifications. Image courtesy, Asian Paints
once a year for regular maintenance. While, initially, I thought this would be a complete nightmare—especially since I was living all alone—I actually looked forward to it every year. The contractors came in inconspicuously every morning, went about their job seamlessly, and the whole thing was completed without any need for managing or overseeing the project,” she recalls. The biggest relief for her was also how trustworthy the entire team was, never making her feel uncomfortable or unsafe at any point.
By signing up for the Beautiful Homes Service, here’s how a project manager can take the weight off your shoulders in your home renovation project.
A project manager will be present until your home is complete, managing every detail to be executed on-site. Image courtesy, Asian Paints
1. A SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT ACROSS THE JOURNEY
Once the project has been approved and booked by you, your Customer Experience Specialist will begin executing the selection of materials, including fabrics, lightings and other décor requirements. At this point, a project manager will be assigned for your home renovation, who will be present until your home is complete, managing every detail to be executed on-site. Your project manager will regularly update your Customer Experience Specialist, who will keep you abreast with regular updates and check off milestones in your Beautiful Homes Service. This system works wonderfully not only for working professionals who lack the time to personally oversee the construction, but also families with holiday homes or properties in other cities which need to be redone remotely. Instead of having to work with a slew of contractors, labourers and professionals personably on a day-to-day basis, which can get extremely tiring and frustrating, you only have to communicate with a single point of contact to oversee your dream home being built.
2. A PLANNED SCHEDULE FOR EVERYTHING
At the start of the project, your project manager will chalk out a comprehensive schedule to ensure the work is completed on time and to your specifications. The entire Beautiful Homes Service will be discussed with you, with plans and realistic timelines drawn up accordingly and presented for your approval. Drawing up a schedule not only gives you a visual idea of what will go into renovating the home and the work that will be undertaken along the way, but also charts out time frames for each task so you don’t feel like the entire service is long-drawn and not being done in a systematic way. Since you’ll be regularly updated with the progress according to the schedule approved by you, there’ll be no unwarranted surprises along the way.
3. A HASSLE-FREE WAY TO MANAGE ALL THE FINER DETAILS
At this stage of the Beautiful Homes Service, the Customer Experience Specialist will also share the relevant documents for your final approval. This will include every 2D working drawings, the finalised 3D designs, the quotations, the timelines, all work schedules and material list. Conventionally, when overseeing and managing a home project by yourself, one has to be present on-site almost all the time not only working with all the labourers and contractors but also looking into every minute detail and paperwork required to execute the project. This can get extremely overwhelming and complicated. Between the Customer Experience Specialist and project manager assigned to you, you can sit back and look into only the details that require your attention and approval, and leave the unnecessary noise to the professionals.
4. A SERVICE THAT’S AFFORDABLE FOR EVERYONE
Before the material is procured and the site construction begins, at this stage of the Beautiful Homes Service, your second payment milestone is due. This amounts to 55% of the updated quotation. Asian Paints has over the decades been proud to work on a slew of projects that range from the biggest and most prestigious in the country to the most humble home renovation, as well. With this in mind, the service has been tailor-made to work in every home
Appointing a project manager will take the weight off your shoulders in your home renovation project. Image courtesy, Asian Paints
across the country. Payment milestones are also created so that you can pay for the project systematically in a planned way, instead of taking on the burden of organising a huge lump sum at one shot.
5. AN ASSURED MEASURE OF SECURITY
Since its inception in 1942, Asian Paints has taken its responsibility of being the leader in the paint and home décor industry for several decades very seriously. Every designer, expert, professional, labourer and consultant entering and working in your home will come with approved professional experience and background checks. Keeping your safety in mind, whether you’ll be living in your home with your entire family, are a single resident or getting your house renovated remotely, you will be guaranteed an Asian Paints assurance for the entire project to take off and complete smoothly with no security problems along the way.
Are you looking for interior design expertise for your own project? We can help. Beautiful Homes Service by Asian Paints offers customers personalised interior design and hassle-free execution, all in one. We can help you design, visualise, and create your dream home. For a home consultation, click here.
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