Q. My new remodeling project feels overwhelming. Where and how does a professional designer start?
A. A design concept is key to being in control of your remodel. Before putting pencil to drafting paper, interior designers learn how a space can better suit a homeowner’s lifestyle. This is done with careful inventory of wants, needs, dreams, and desires. With this information, a concept is developed to serve as framework for the entire project. Keep in mind that a concept can be based on more than just an image of an interior. Love gardening? Surfing? Let the essence of these lifestyle activities be the catalyst for your interior space and a reflection of you.
—Lisa Peck, ASID