How much is it going to cost? Renovation budget expectations

When it comes to budgets for a renovation, there are SO many factors and variables.  The best place, and first place, to start is to have a design plan in place.  Once the design plan is in place, obtaining quotes from the trades will be easy.  So what kind of renovation budget expectations should you

Preparing for an entire home renovation

Well – the time has come!  I have been working with a lovely family for just over a year in preparing for an entire home renovation project.  When I met with my clients, we discussed their wants, wishes and dreams.  Throughout this entire process, we have looked at a lot of different scenarios and design plans.

When There’s a Delay in the Renovation Timeline

When I am asked by my clients to manage the renovation for them, I create a construction calendar to ensure a renovation timeline is set and shared with all trades as well as my clients.  Last week, I posted a live Facebook video about a renovation curveball that was thrown my way. Renovation Timeline A Little Background Information

Fixer Upper: The Path to Successful Flipping

This past week I read a blog article that a fixer upper had posted about their own personal journey on renovating a home.  The blog is titled, “Why Chip and Joanna are BIG, FAT, LIARS (But we should all be watching their show anyway…)”.  It’s actually quite a funny read (as I do love the writer’s tone and language she

Bathroom Layout Plans

I’ll be the first to admit this:  I’m a visual person.  When I go to a client’s home and see the space they wish to renovate, I immediately start forming pictures in my mind.  I start digesting the things I hear my clients talk about for their wishes for their new space.  If you could

Renovation Survival

Most people cringe at the word ‘renovating’, but as you may know, I love it!  I love hearing that people are going to renovate.  For me, it signifies change and growth.  There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a space rejuvenated and life brought back into a space.  In addition, I always love seeing people’s

5 Steps to Stay on A Renovation Budget

When I start to work with clients, the dreaded renovation budget question comes up.  I say it’s the dreaded question because most people really don’t know what things cost to renovate.  There are some that also don’t want to be honest with the budget for fear that the entire budget will be spent. So how

3 Secrets to a Successful Renovation

When I was asked to speak to a group of women, for the second time, I knew I didn’t want to do the same talk.  After talking with the organizer, I knew I wanted to share things that I come across in my daily work.  While I don’t organize spaces anymore, I do design them