Posts tagged "contracting"

On Shopping & Appreciating Design Project Pros

On Shopping & Appreciating Design Project Pros
This entry is at the behest of my co-workers, those professionals and contractors that I work with day.  It’s always in my mind and, yes, this is not the first time  in my blogging life that I have chosen this specific topic. When you decide to embark on a design/construction project, you have the ability to... Read more »

Teamwork = Successful Design Project

Teamwork = Successful Design Project
It’s been quite a few years since I started working as a Designer and the longer I work, the more I believe this:  it’s all about the Teamwork to get the project done Right. Usually, a Client hires an Architect or a Builder/Contractor, occasionally an Interior Designer, and that person helps to find the other professionals. ... Read more »

Planning a Home Project? Start Here

Planning a Home Project?  Start Here
Here are a few pointers and reminders if you’re improving your office or your home.  Any of these items will make the process easier: 1.  The most important reminder:  Get some help when making costly decisions.  There are professionals all around, and there is no question that they will save you what they cost you. ... Read more »
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Do You Need An Interior Designer? FAQs

Do You Need An Interior Designer?  FAQs
Do I need a Professional Designer for my project? If you are making minor changes or investments in your home, office or whatever you are re-doing, you may not need a Designer.  Store personnel might be all the help you need to make appropriate selections.  For offices, there are showrooms and dealers that can provide... Read more »

Design and Build a Professional Team

Happy Thanksgiving Week! Here is  information that needs to be re-told again and again,  so I dug up this post from my archives (such as they are since ChiNow really isn’t very old): Design/construction projects dragged down or stopped over the past many months.  It is so frustrating (& obvious) because nearly everyone in any... Read more »

Get Design Problems Fixed With "Honey & Vinegar"

Get Design Problems Fixed With "Honey & Vinegar"
A client once  said to me (famously–because I paraphrase it so often):  “I don’t really expect everything to be perfect the first time.   I just want the person who’s responsible to come back and take care of it till it’s right.”  The expression is: “you attract more flies with honey than vinegar”,  but I... Read more »
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Design Project? It's Still About the Team

Design Project?  It's Still About the Team
This subject is one of the most important ones to write about!  So this post is an update of one of my earliest. It’s been many years since I started working as a Designer and the longer I work, the more I believe this: it’s all about the TEAMWORK to get the project “right”. Usually, a... Read more »

What To Expect When You're….Re-Doing

What To Expect When You're….Re-Doing
Here are a few pointers and reminders if you’re  improving your office or your home.  Any of these items will make the process easier: 1.  The most important reminder:  Get some help when making costly decisions.  There are professionals all around, and there is no question that they will save you what they cost you. ... Read more »

Under Pressure?

  This is a gorgeous sunny afternoon.  Time to keep looking forward!!!  In these past couple of weeks I have learned an amazing amount about the Design Industry by investigating, watching, talking and networking in many new ways.  I have set up my Facebook Fan Page all by myself and have learned to manage all... Read more »
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