Interior designers are hired for many reasons. The main reason is that the client simply does not have the know how or expertise to put the room together well by themselves. They have tried and things are just not turning out as beautifully as they had hoped and envisioned it would look. The money spent does not seem to be making the impact they had hoped to make for that much of an expenditure.
In your home, upgrade your old kitchen and bathrooms. Bathrooms and kitchens are often the major selling points of a home. Generally, a bathroom that has been modernized can provide over a 100% return, where a kitchen that has been modernized can provide a 90% return on your home.
Next, one needs to decide the material of the curtains. Most are made of cloth or plastic. Cloth curtains require additional shower lining as a protection against moisture. However, cloth curtains are considered to be superior than the clear plastic variety because they look better and are easier to wash than plastic.
Renate is a very fit looking lady and she radiates a healthy glow. I ask if she is into any fitness regiment. She casually mentions that she was a champion swimmer in her youth in Ireland, where she won lots of trophies in the nationals and county meets. I find her worldly and so down-to-earth. She is very enthusiastic about Bali and her volunteer work. Her positive attitude and enthusiasm on life is contagious. We chat about her childhood. As a youngster she lived in Zambia with her family and loved the outdoors and the animals.
How do you go about choosing great decor, you ask? Well, my first encouragement to potential customers is to think about the things they like. I send them home with a pile of home and decor magazines and ask them to flag items, colors, or any ideas they like. When they return to my office we try to piece together their ideas and come up with a good foundation for their home decor. If you can, head to a local library and check out as many magazines as you can. Take a few hours or a few days, however much time you have, and see what ideas for decor you can compile. You may be surprised how easy it is to narrow down what fits into your style and what does not.
I don’t have an agenda for my clients and I don’t have a way it should look when we are done. To me, it is all about functioning better in your life. It isn’t about having a spotless home with neat bookshelves, no piles and clear surfaces. Unless those things will help you function better and that is what you want, then great – let’s work in that direction – but this isn’t everyone’s goal (which is why I don’t have before and after pictures on my website). I am not an Trendzenzo – what looks like functioning to one person may look like a disaster zone for another.
When preparing a home to sell, consider some basic landscaping. Lush green grass and flowering plants can be put in at low cost and will greatly add to the curb appeal of the home. The increased curb appeal of your property will translate into more interest and even a higher selling price.
The kind of customers your restaurant will get will depend a lot on your location, menu, cuisine, particular dishes, the ‘feel’ of the restaurant, and the prices on the menu. A quirky menu in a younger part of town will likely attract a younger customer base. A more upscale ‘feel’ with a classic menu will attract a more affluent, more demanding customer base. Every decision in your business should be based around the customers – what kind of food would they like, what kind of chairs, tables, interior decorations would they prefer, what kind of individual dishes can become local hits. These are all important dishes that will decide the success of your business.