Posts tagged "remodeling"

Why a Blog About Design?

Why a Blog About Design?
“Design Sense” had been around for a while now and I am grateful for all readers.  I’ve tackled general as well as specific topics and events related to my profession and my many surrounding interests and passions. I’d like to educate anyone interested in Design — mostly interiors, but also architecture and other design specialties.  We live in an extraordinary... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

5 DIY Projects to NEVER take on yourself...

5 DIY Projects to NEVER take on yourself...
This is my first Guest Blogger!  Welcome Michelle Ortiz Dunbar from Arizona (and originally from New York which she calls the “Design Capital”– which I agree).  This topic is near to my heart, as my readers already know.  Thanks, Michelle for being informative and articulate! I remember a time when homeowners who were able, paid... Read more »

Notes For Your Spring Design Project

Notes For Your Spring Design Project
Hey Everyone:  It looks like there’s a buzz in the construction industry again!  Yay!  It’s fun, and exciting and I couldn’t be happier for all the wonderful showrooms, tradesmen and manufacturers that are starting to breathe comfortably again.  I’ve missed my sometimes daily connections to them and the smiles on my clients’ faces when they... Read more »
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Made For You Is Worth It

Made For You Is Worth It
Are you finally looking to redesign (redecorate) or finally complete buying furnishings for yourself?  That’s awesome!  Hate the wait?   Before the collapse of 2007, furniture took 10-14 weeks to complete.  Now it takes about 12 weeks to have something made.  Um…..whassup with that?  Shouldn’t you just walk in somewhere (anywhere) and buy the first... Read more »

Furnishing Your Home? Shop the Sales Now!

Furnishing Your Home? Shop the Sales Now!
Yet another “Save More! NOW” commercial popped up during local TV programming 2 seconds ago.  Talk shows and newscasts have gone on and on about Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the After Christmas and White Sales.  Online or on the street, it does seem that anything that was cheaper for the Holidays is even cheaper... 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 »
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Start That Project!

Start That Project!
Forward! Interior Design and architecture, decorating, building, puttering and remodeling world can enjoy positive changes now that our collective attention can be diverted from the political arena.  Many, many people have been hiding out or cowering in corners fearful of making decisions and investments that are not only about money but also about time.  I... Read more »