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4 Ways to Budget for the Big Items in Your Client’s Kitchen

4 Ways to Budget for the Big Items in Your Client’s Kitchen

Oh we all know, the kitchen is the one room in the house where you can really drop some big money! And you rarely have a client who just tells you to go for it without a single thought of what the costs are. Even my highest-income clients want to rein in spending, but...
Halfway Through 2019: Time to Reassess Your Business!

Halfway Through 2019: Time to Reassess Your Business!

Everyone uses the end of the year to take a hard look at their business, but I really think the 6-month mark in June is just as important!! This is the perfect chance to be sure you’re on the right course for a super-successful 2019. I have some tips for what to...

4 Ways to Balance Budget and Luxury

Even the wealthiest client wants to be sure you’re a good steward of their money! And we want to deliver gorgeous interiors that are on time and on budget, but sometimes we have to juggle that budget a bit to squeeze out every dollar. Am I right?! I have 4...
How to Create Entertainment Rooms that Really Perform

How to Create Entertainment Rooms that Really Perform

Determine the purpose before the design So, your clients want a rockin’ entertainment room, but how do you start? The first thing to do is to determine the purpose of the space. The purpose is to entertain, right?! Well, that scope is a bit big, so in order to...
5 Design Projects that Give Your Clients the Best ROI

5 Design Projects that Give Your Clients the Best ROI

5 Design Projects that Give Your Clients the Best Return on Their Investment For most of my clients, one of their biggest investments is their home. As their designer, I always feel I am the custodian of their money. No, I am not their portfolio manager, but I...
How to Avoid Budget Mistakes that Could Really Cost You

How to Avoid Budget Mistakes that Could Really Cost You

Creating a budget can definitely be a pain. But if you DON’T create one – or one that doesn’t fit the project – it can cost you a lot of money in the long run! Trust me. I have learned the hard way! Here are 5 pitfalls to avoid when designing...