Last month, I talked about how we're able to keep our Happiness, Guaranteed" promise because we invest so much effort into the planning process before we ever pick up a hammer. One of the most important purposes of those early planning discussions is to explore the function of the space you're remodeling and decide what must be done to achieve your vision.

For example, if we're planning to remodel your kitchen, and you're a vegan, you may not want a double oven. But you may need an extra sink for rinsing veggies. If you have back problems, you may want all of your lower cabinets to have pull-out drawers so that you don't have to bend over to find what you need. Retired couples who plan on remaining in their homes for several more years, may want to remove a tub and install a large, walk-in shower with a heated bench that will continue to be accessible as they age.

 

We Listen to You
During the discussions that we have with you about your design-and-remodeling project, we listen to you. We don't just listen to what you say you want us to change or fix; we also listen to what you want the space to be. For example, if the kitchen is the heart of your home:

  • Do you use the space for more than just eating?
  • Is it where the kids do homework, where you play pinochle on Friday nights with your friends, where you work?
  • Do you always run out of oven space or wish you had an extra burner because you cook such extravagant meals?
  • Do you need a walk-in pantry to store food?
 

If you are considering a bathroom refit:

  • Do you put your makeup on in the bathroom but find the lighting to be insufficient?
  • Do you resist getting out of bed in the morning to shower because the room is so cold?
  • Are you trying to lower utility costs or incorporate ways to recycle?
 

As we listen, we ask questions and try to help you pinpoint why you find a given room unappealing. We pay special attention to how you live in your house and how the current design is impeding your happiness and ability to use the home to its fullest, so that we can make it a place in which you love living.

Never Stop at Fine
One thing we'll never do is stop talking and planning, even when you say, "it's fine." Fine isn't good enough for us. You have to love what we're going to do, be able to clearly envision how the space will look and feel, and be enthusiastic about the transformation that will occur.

When that happens, then it's time to pick up a hammer.

The possibilities for your home are endless, and we are ready to help you design changes that make your home more joyful, more functional, and more YOU. You can live in spaces that reflect who you are, not just places where you cook, eat, and unwind - making your house truly your home.

Dream big!

One of the most important purposes of those early planning discussions for your kitchen or bath remodel is to explore the function of the space you are remodeling and decide what must be done to achieve your vision.