|DIY design consultant|
I love listening to my client's hopes and project plans for the new year. It's a privileged to be part of their decision making process. All of us have time and resource considerations so prioritizing is an important part of planning process.
For one client there's a kitchen remodel that involves tearing down an interior wall to open up the kitchen to the living room. That's an expense but in the end it will make working in the kitchen a much more enjoyable task. More space means more freedom to include a bigger island or more workaround space. The possibilities are endless.
Another client is trying to decide between a lively, busy patterned rug for their music room or a more quient yet colorful once to grace the floor. Both rugs have the same beautiful multi-color hues but one will be a focal point and the other will be a compliment. It's a good time to buy the rug though because Macy had a good rug sale that ends today. We all know how that feels.
And another wants to paint her cabinets rather than replace them. She likes her kitchen but wants to jazz it up with color and fancy hardware. But does she want a soft green or does she want the bold look of a high gloss cobalt blue? I helped her with paint samples but now she must choose. Decisions, decisions,
As a do-it-yourself person, I'm happy to act as a consultant for those who want to do the work themselves. However, most of my clients prefer both the design and project management to take place while they move around their busy lives.
This year i will once again be donning my tool belt as I move forward with my own projects. Most of my designing is done so now it is a matter of product selection and physical labor.
I wish everyone a healthy, safe and productive New Year.