Spring is here- the itch to clear out closets, make a home to do list, should we move or stay, remodeling discussions are taking place in many homes.
Often a kitchen just needs a “Botox face lift” – a lift from a boring 1970’s to one with current savvy design. My client Karen Bouch, who also happens to be a designer did just that with this white kitchen. New smart appliances, she kept the older cabinets, put new hardware on them, changed out the island with granite in contrasting color, and added a eye catching back splash. Simple changes that are cost effective but spice up the most lived in room.
As a past designer for Neil Kelly Remodeling, the phone would start to ring in the spring with homeowners looking for creative design ideas. Now as a broker for Windermere Stellar I find many homes selling quickly that are updated and remodeled. Gone are the days that anyone wants to tackle a DIY project themselves. Why should you- I want to share two hot designers in Portland Oregon who I use to work with at Neil Kelly Remodel. They have seminars all spring and one is the Taste of Design March 4, 2015, go get inspired.
If you want some one on one consultation check out my designer friends websites- tell them Candace sent you! I have been brainstorming with them, since I about to build a small new urban home on a 50 x 50 lot. I will be blogging and sharing my progress, but first you need to start with a designer – and both Ronda & Robin is where you should start.
Meet award winning Rhonda Knoche and her passion for Out of the Box Design, though she is at home with a traditional east coast kitchen as well. Known for color punches to wake you out of the winter slump, this kitchen remodel is one of my favs. Visit her on Houzz here.
Meet another award winning designer and teacher, Robin Rigby Fisher. Robin can design cabinetry and all the details with precision and finesse. Her designs will continue on to drapes, upholstery and custom furniture. I like how this built in bench seating is integrated into the island, very clever.
So head out to Home Shows, thumb through design magazines, visit Houzz on line and get some design advice from two savvy designers- it will save you money in the long run running your ideas through a designer that understands cost vs value.
And if you are trying to decide if you should sell or remodel visit me here!