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The Balancing Act: Wishes, Priorities & Practicalities in Interior Design Projects

The Balancing Act: Wishes, Priorities & Practicalities in Interior Design Projects

When it comes to working with your interior designer on a home remodeling or design project, there is no such thing as too much communication. While there must be a balance between expressing yourself and listening with both the homeowner and the designer, as long as there is good, healthy communication, you are sure to end up with a design that far exceeds your dreams and expectations.

Here are some helpful steps to consider while you are closely working with your interior designer to find out exactly what elements and features will best suit your needs, lifestyle and personal aesthetic.

Make a List

Make a list of what you want and need by asking yourself questions such as the following:

  • Who lives in this space?
  • What kind of activities will take place here?
  • And how long do you plan to stay in this space?
The Balancing Act: Wishes, Priorities & Practicalities in Interior Design Project

Keep an Open Mind

Keep an open mind and be flexible to new ideas and suggestions from your interior designer while trying not to fear the unfamiliar; remember your interior designer has the training and experience to perceive potential problems and create innovative solutions.

Ask Lots of Questions

The more understanding you have of the design process and decisions that need to be made, the better you will be able to work with your designer. Your interior designer should be asking you a lot of questions, too.

Be crystal clear about your budget.

This is the first and foremost topic where you don’t want any misunderstandings.

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"I could never have completed the remodel without Tanya’s help. Her exquisite taste and talents proved invaluable in reconstructing this Paradise Valley adobe home.Tanya understood the challenges, concerns, and issues that arose during the remodel of a house built in the 60’s. She worked extremely well with my builders and her organization skills assisted them in getting things accomplished in a timely fashion." -Peter & Debra Gooding

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