All in a day’s work

Sometimes my work is not glamorous.

A client of mine called me back to take a look at her home a couple months ago. I have remodeled a kitchen in one of her homes, and her new home on the water is a beautiful MCM house with tons of potential on a piece of property that anyone would die for! I was so excited my mouth was watering!

Now a little back-story on this. She has owned this home for a couple years and has gone back on forth on selling or keeping. I first toured it when it was for sale and my mind went crazy with all the changes I could make to improve it and bring it back to its old glory! Since then she has occasionally asked me for advice, but never the full-on renovation I was hoping for.

The first thing she wanted to do was update the exterior, so I put together a plan which included painting the entire house and sprucing up the landscaping. Not very exciting, but it did improve the overall aesthetic and she was pleased with the way it came out.

A few months ago I was asked to go back and I was hoping I would get a chance to make some big changes but all that was requested was to choose flooring and finish a downstairs bathroom, again I was happy to oblige and the rooms came out great.

This most recent time I went back, I was really hoping I would get my chance to make the changes I envisioned but I was there to move furniture out and assess a front door for the best way to update it without costing a fortune and once again I was there to make it work. Before and after below:

The house is now for sale and although I never got to install the dream kitchen or create the coolest MCM living room/disco, I know I did my very best for this client and I am rewarded with a trusting relationship that will carry on to other homes and projects. Because I’m a designer, it isn’t about me and my vision, it’s about the client and delivering everything they want and need.

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Nancy bradley

I consult, design, and remodel spaces that reflect the homeowner’s lifestyle and budget by getting the cost question out of the way and really listening to what my client wants and how much they have set aside for their project.

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