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Home Office Set-Up: TIPS #7, 8, 9 & 10

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Today’s blog post is the final post in our series titled Ten TIPS for Setting up a Small Office, Home Office (SOHO) for Busy Professionals.  In this post we will discuss the final steps in the process:  Numbers Seven: Importance of Ergonomics, Eight: Selecting a Desk & Storage, Nine:  Personalize for…

Home Office Set-Up: TIPS #1-3 for Busy Professionals

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As an interior designer it is our job to educate and assist our clients in creating the space they desire.  In our last series of blog posts we outline the best practices to obtain a beautiful and functional kitchen, in our series titled SIX STEPS to Streamline the (Kitchen Remodel)…

Kitchen Remodel: STEP 6 Construction – Expect the Unexpected

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Another tough point in the kitchen remodel process for many home owners is transitioning between the planning process with your designer as lead, to the construction phase with the contractor as orchestrator.  An experienced contractor once told me “there are ALWAYS unexpected matters that arise during construction”. Since we cannot…

Kitchen Remodel: STEP 5 Fixture & Finish Selections Streamlined

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A challenging point in the kitchen remodel process for many home owners is their Fixture & Finish selections.  We recommend our clients strive to make final selections promptly by completing selections for each key element of their kitchen before moving on to the next.  Indecision will cost you in additional…

Kitchen Remodel: STEP 4 Creating a BUDGET

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An important step in the kitchen remodel process is creating a Project Budget, which we recommend at the early stages of planning to assist our clients determine the total cost of the project they have envisioned. This is the fourth step in our process of renovating a kitchen. What should be included…

Kitchen Remodel STEP 2: IDEA BOOK Determining Your Personal Style

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One of the first ways we help our clients’ survey the kitchen remodeling market and begin to narrow down the array of endless design choices, is to begin with creating a personal Idea Book. This is a great second step in the process of updating or remodeling a kitchen and an exciting exercise towards creating…

Kitchen Remodel STEP 1: WORK SESSION Storage Evaluation & Item Purge

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Before I begin working with a new client on their kitchen remodel, I advise them to set aside a few hours for a Work Session for evaluating their TRUE storage needs and to purge unused items that have landed in this central activity hub of our modern home. This is a great start…