When I tell people that I’m a home stager and redesigner, I often hear, “What exactly is redesign?”
The main difference between staging and redesign is that staging focuses on depersonalizing a space, while redesign uses what you have to make a space that is personalized to your taste. Redesigners will rarely suggest major structural changes, which can be costly. The focus is usually on low-cost, but high-impact changes that will transform the space into one you love.
There are a number of occasions in which you may want the help of a redesigner. The first, and perhaps most obvious, is when you move into a new home. If you bought furniture specifically for your previous house, you might have difficulty making it work in your new place. There might be oddly shaped rooms, or an open concept space that needs defining. If you’re stumped, one of the best decisions you can make is to book a consultation with redesigner. In just a couple of hours, their fresh perspective coupled with their expertise is time and money well spent!
Want to paint but feel overwhelmed by all of the choices? Most redesigners can also provide color consultations, and help create flow through your space by ensuring a cohesive palette that sets the mood you desire.
Not moving, but want to refresh your home and not sure where to start? A redesigner can be your route to making the right decisions the first time. From rearranging furniture, artwork and accessories to shopping for new items, selecting new cabinets, counters, hardware, lighting, rugs…you name it – a redesigner can not only help you define a style, but also save you money.
Here’s a little secret – one of the biggest advantages of working with a redesigner is their access to trade-only pricing – whether your project is small or large, a redesigner can help you get more bang for your buck.
So next time you take on a home improvement project, hire a redesigner before you start – I bet you’ll be glad you did!