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    Internationally Accredited by ICOES
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    About the course

    With the knowledge in this course, you can transform your home into your dream environment with much less effort than you might think. To begin with, your Home Refresh and Remodeling chapters will take you through the basics of decorationrefurbishment and simple repairs. Learn how to approach projectswork with contractors and keep to a budget. Discover how much work you can actually carry out yourself, saving significant costs. We’ll introduce you to the basics of interior design so you have an overall plan in mind before beginning refurbishment.

    If you feel you’re ready to tackle more adventurous projects, your DIY Home Upgrade chapters take you on a rewarding journey into making your environment the best it can be. Adding new features to your home or garden through your own efforts increases your equity and also gives you deep satisfaction. Avoiding outside labor costs means you can do even more with your savings. Learn new techniques, skills and tips that help you make the changes you’d love to see sooner than you think.

    What you will learn

    Add a deeper dimension to the interior of your home with your Feng Shui Interior Design chapters. We’ll teach you the fundamentals behind this ancient Chinese practice of bringing balance and harmony to the spaces we live in. Discover how to use shapes, colors and focal points for a pleasing atmosphere. Learn what to consider when placing furniture and objects, the most auspicious location for different daily activities and the importance of flow and order.

    As people live busier lives, more and more are willing to employ home stylists to translate their functional and design requirements into elegant, stunning homes that are a joy to live in. With the practical experience you gain from the knowledge in this course, you could put your new skills into action and develop a reliable income doing what you love!

    Get started today and change your view for the better!


    International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.


    Course Breakdown

    Module 1: Why Renovate?
    • Home Damage & Disrepair
    • Asthma and Health Issues
    • Insurance Considerations
    • Improving Home Value
    • Refurbishing for Resale
    • Building Your Dream Home
    Module 2: Considerations
    • Planning
    • Budgeting & Working out Costs
    • Small Changes, Big Results
    • Why Changing Your Mind Costs Money
    • Property Tax and Cost of Insurance
    • Different Types of Repairs and Refurbishment
    • Using Timescale to Your Benefit
    Module 3: Hiring And Working With Contractors
    • Researching and Asking for Quotes
    • Verifying Contractor Credibility
    • Working with a Subcontractor
    • Getting Started
    • Contracts and Scheduling
    • Valuation and Payment
    • When Things Go Wrong
    • Wiring and Plumbing
    • Heating and Cooling
    Module 4: Paperwork And Legal
    • DIY Refurbishment
    • Building Regulations
    • Planning Permission
    • Legal Requirements
    • Contracts and Agreements with Contractors
    • Health and Safety
    • Environmental
    • Keeping Records
    Module 5: Design Inspiration And Ideas And Checklists
    • Some Popular Types of Interior Design
    • Traditional Interior Design
    • Modern
    • Modern Variations
    • Art Deco
    • Contemporary
    • Gothic
    • Industrial
    • Minimalism
    • Retro
    • Vintage or Shabby Chic
    • Design Inspiration from Different Countries
    • Feng Shui in Interior Design
    • Vastu Shastra
    • Italian
    • French
    • America
    • Spanish
    • Japanese Zen
    • Scandinavian
    • Room by Room Refurbishment Checklist
    • Floorplan
    • Beautiful Walls and Ceilings
    • Living Spaces
    • Bedrooms
    • Hallways and Transitional Spaces
    • Bathroom
    • Kitchen
    • Conclusion
    Module 1: Decorating
    • Wallpapering
    • Tiling
    • Vinyl Flooring
    • Painting and Selecting Color
    Module 2: Walls
    • Building Exterior Walls
    • Building Interior Walls
    • Knocking Down Walls
    • Plasterwork
    Module 3: Outdoor Projects
    • Patios and Decks
    • Driveways and Paths
    • Landscaping, Planting and Irrigation
    • Garden Structures
    • Water Features
    Module 4: Damp, Rot And Pests
    • Wet and Dry Rot
    • Pest Prevention and Eradication
    • Condensation
    • Prevention of Damp
    • Treating Damp
    Module 5: Home Security
    • Door Security
    • Window Security
    • Burglar Alarms
    • Fire prevention
    Module 1: An Introduction To Using Feng Shui Indoors
    • What is Feng Shui
    • How Does Feng Shui Affect the Home
    • An Introduction to the Forms What is Not Important in Interior Feng Shui
    • Your Feelings as a Guide
    Module 2: Feng Shui Basics For A Happy, Balanced Home
    • Clutter and Chaos
    • Chi and Balance
    • Yin, Yang, and Tao
    • Object Placement
    • Finding Balance Module 3: Common Feng Shui Forms, Doors, and Windows
    Module 3: Common Feng Shui Forms, Doors, And Windows
    • An Introduction to Interior Forms
    • Balancing the Forms
    • The Main Door
    • Additional Doors
    • Windows
    Module 4: Feng Shui In The Kitchen, Dining And Living Spaces
    • Kitchen Placement
    • The Stove and the Sink
    • What Not to Worry About
    • Dining Tables
    • Living Spaces
    Module 5: Feng Shui In The Bedroom And Sleeping Spaces
    • The Bedroom Location
    • The Bed and Its Placement
    • Decorations, Shelves, and Beams
    • Windows
    • Electronics and Technology


    Who is this course for

    This is the ideal course for any home owner who wants to turn their ho-hum home into their dream abode! 

    We teach you everything you need to know to keep costs down, aesthetic high, and to leave you feeling proud of everything you have accomplished! 

    Career path

    After finishing this course, you could:

    • Give your home the renovation of your dreams, with the lowest budget possible
    • Be able to give advice to friends and family
    • Take your interior design business to the next level
    • Learn if the interior design and home renovation industries are right for you


    Certification details

    To receive certification, you must:

    1. Complete every page of the course
    2. Score at least 55% on the exam at the end of the course
    3. That's it!

    After successfully completing the course, you will immediately receive your PDF course certificate so you can instantly add it to your CV and display your achievement. You can also request a hard copy certificate to be sent to your postal address for a small printing and posting fee.

    All our courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards - www.icoes.org (accreditation number ICOES/00763/13/36). Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) / Continuing Education (CE). Check for the CPD logo on the course page.

    CPD points are accepted and recognized by employers from both the public and private sectors, and academic institutions across the UK and internationally.

    International Open Academy is also an officially approved TQUK (Training Qualifications UK) center, with the TQUK Center Number: C001157

    TQUK is a national awarding body recognized by the UK Government and regulated by Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation).

    For further details, please visit https://internationalopenacademy.com/accreditation