Making the Updates that Matter
I am so excited about doing really great thing to my home this year. In all honesty, I haven’t been keeping up with my projects as I should be. We all have had times in our lives that we just cannot get behind another project, and when you come up for air, you look around and see the light.
So…. I have been looking at options and what spaces I want to spend time in this year to bring a fresh feel. Depending on your budget (and I hate that word), some things may need to be spread out a bit. Also, it is better to do less and make them amazing than to do a whole bunch of things that could have been better.
Understanding the cost of things is real. I’m hearing the buzz that the cost of product is going down, but it’s not likely we’ll ever see pre-COVID prices again. Why? There could be a million different answers to that! It will of course settle at a lower price point, but if you’re waiting for things to make a big change, that probably won’t happen.
I have my personal project list filled with ideas that I want to work on this year. I have a soft kitchen remodel, which is countertops, backsplash, sink, and window treatments.
Smaller projects include painting my bedroom, changing the bedding, and looking for a new bedframe. But not sure what that looks like yet. We call that the design process!
If you are looking to do some big things like a kitchen or bath remodel, having a great plan is the key to success. My company, Laura Redd Interiors does 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional drawings to scale that really let you see the plan, design, and features before you ever begin. Having a strong, clear plan answers questions, creates design ideas, and makes sure that you address everything before you get started. There’s nothing worse than getting to the end of a project and seeing all the things you missed during the process!
I just worked with a client who had an after-disaster situation and brought us in to help make a great design plan. We also discovered some major plumbing running down a wall that was labeled to be removed, and her refrigerator recessed into that area. Our planning saved them from making a big mistake and losing lots of money.
Having an interior designer on your team means that there will be less costly mistakes, and you can rest easy knowing that things are headed in the right direction. Take the time to buy the best you can for your home, and the results will be amazing!