PURPOSEFUL DESIGN PROCESS Designing a home is a very personal process. Each homeowner has a unique lifestyle and therefore needs a custom design to enhance their living experience. When remodeling, needs and budget should be kept in mind, while working to design the space to its maximum potential. Looking at the space with no walls and more like a blank canvas is a great starting point. I love the creative challenge to get the look and space the client wants with the raw materials we’ve been given to work with. Sometimes, the walls that can’t move are the catalyst for what ends up being the coolest part of the project. Open communication through the selection process is key, as the designer can help each client know where each dollar is best spent for their specific needs. The best approach to design is rooted in listening first to the experience of the client, initially asking a lot of questions: •
How can I make this room more functional with what exists?
What doesn’t have to stay?
Does the cost of making the changes make sense to what I am asking the space to do?
Does the functionality of the space outweigh the cost of making the changes?
It’s all about getting the most ‘bang for your buck’. Homeowners are rarely unhappy about making changes that they wanted, but some clients do regret not doing what they really wanted because of a little more money.
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