To DIY or Not DIY? Hiring a Designer

Posted by on Apr 12, 2016 in Home Staging | 0 comments

Gee, doesn’t HGTV make it look easy. It may be easy if you have experience in remodeling. So here are a few pitfalls of DYI.
1. What does that little paint chip that you are looking at under fluorescent light in the store really look like in a whole room at home?
2. What is the difference in carpet fibers and construction. Why does it matter if you are going to live in your house for 1 more year or 15 years?
3. You really like this sample of granite that you picked up from the design store but it is such a small piece. Will the whole countertop look like this?
4. You have a small budget and need new shower tiles. How much do things cost and where should you start looking.
5. You have been working on your remodel for 6 months and you and your husband can’t decide on anything.
6. You thought the project would take 2 weeks and now it is going on 4 months. What happened?

Working with a designer may seem like an expensive proposition but any professional designer with experience should be able to save you time and money with their expertise. Contractors love working with designers when they produce construction documents that tell them how to build.Stop spinning your wheels and bite the bullet. You’ll be glad you hired a designer.
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It Will Still be “Your” Project

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Lake Oswego Master bath Remodel

Lake Oswego Master bath Remodel

Lake Oswego Master bath Remodel

Lake Oswego Master bath Remodel

I recently spoke with a client , whom I have worked with on architectural projects and who happens to be a male. He and his wife are remodeling their master bath. He suggested to his wife that they get me involved with their project. She immediately said to him that “this is my project” and dismissed the idea.

I work well with all of my clients, especially women, because my process is very interactive.I don’t push design ideas on any of my clients however I do guide them through the myriad of decision making details that result not only in a successful, beautiful end result, but helps them finish the project in a timely manner and within budget.

So if the thought of working with an interior designer is scary because you think your thoughts will not be valid, then you are working with the wrong person.Research the designers style very carefully and ask for references.

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Sherwood Master Bath Remodel

Posted by on Sep 23, 2015 in Design Gallery | 0 comments

Sherwood Master Bath Remodel

Sherwood Master Bath Remodel

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Sherwood Master Bath Remodel

Posted by on Sep 23, 2015 in Design Gallery | 0 comments

Sherwood Master Bath Remodel

Sherwood Master Bath Remodel

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Sherwood Master Bath Remodel

Posted by on Sep 23, 2015 in Design Gallery | 0 comments

Sherwood Master Bath Remodel

Sherwood Master Bath Remodel

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