David George, ONSite, Southwestern Ontario’s New Homes
and Décor Magazine
Every once in a while, a philosophy emerges that is so
simple, so logical, and so needed, that we can't be sure
how we didn't think of it first. Such is the case with
the rising tide of Interior Redesign organizations now
sweeping the housing landscape. Whether you live in a
traditional house, townhome, bungalow, or even a condominium,
Interior Redesign works in a partnership with you to recreate
and redefine your world. By locating and opening up the
focal points of any room, your environment becomes more
appealing to both guests, as well as the people who live
there everyday. By scaling back what you have, coordinating
art, colour, fabric, and accessories, and taking into
account who you are and what you want from life, Interior
Redesigners can begin to make your space more like you.
The final result is to completely reorganize and redefine
your spaces, using the furniture and accessories that
you already have in your home. More than just a fresh
look, this kind of decorating can often serve to open
and unclutter rooms, while suggesting new potentials and
new directions that you may never have considered before.
Best of all, as Interior Redesigners are working with
items that you already own as opposed to buying new, a
complete Interior Redesign can often be accomplished for
the same price as a single new couch.
Beyond the savings inherent in using existing furniture,
art, and accessories, interior redesign holds another
possible advantage over traditional interior decorating
in that it can be conducted one room at a time without
leaving the rest of your house in disarray. Because they
work with the style your home already has, your house
will never be left looking incomplete, or partly-done.
In this way, you can improve a single needed room as the
occasion warrants, or even budget your decorating to enable
a full home redesign more slowly, over time, and without
taking a hit in the pocketbook.
Of course there are a wide variety of reasons one may
choose the redesign route. Sandi Gerrard of Feel at Home
Interior Redesign and Tamara Welbourn of First Impressions
Redesign have had the chance to work with a wide variety
of families and homes, and have seen reasons as diverse
as their clientele. "Families may be blended," Tamara
says. "Coming from two distinct backgrounds with their
own furniture and no way to make it all work together.
Empty nesters suddenly are overwhelmed with an abundance
of seating and interiors that no longer match their lifestyle.
Most of all, furnishings may have been purchased when
they were trendy some 10 to 15 years ago and now make
the home, and the residents, look dated. Interior Redesign
can help to bring order to the chaos, and make your home
one to show off and be proud of."
In the ultra competitive world of real estate, sellers
seek any advantage that might propel their home into the
'must have' category. It is no surprise that so many perspective
sellers have therefore turned to Interior Redesign as
a cost effective and time conscious way to invigorate
their homes just prior to listing. Even the redesign of
a single room or focal point can often help make a hum
drum home into a dream dwelling. Sandi explains, "The
living room will always give visitors their first impression
of your home. It's the first room you see when you walk
in, and people will naturally look at it and ask themselves
'Can I envision myself living here?'"
Tamara would agree. "The front entrance of your home sets
the psychological tone for the rest of the house. A new
visitor must feel that "Wow" factor as they set up to,
and through the door. Studies show that most new buyers
decide in their own minds within the first 30 seconds
of viewing a new home if they like it or not. Interior
redesign helps them to see the things that matter most."
Whether you're redesigning your interiors as a precursor
to listing your home, or else just re-imagining your surroundings
for a fresh take on life and the world you live in, Interior
Redesign may be just the innovative touch under which
your living space will begin to flourish. Always ask to
make sure that the Interior Redesigners you select are
fully licensed by the Canadian Redesigners Association.
In the hands of trained professionals, your home may soon
achieve a look and appeal that has been hiding for far
To learn more about Interior Redesign contact Sandi Gerrard
at 416-795-9840, email@example.com; or Tamara
Welbourn at 905-320-8991, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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