Seven Ways To Know You Have a Good Plan


Young couple improving their home.

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Here are 7 ways to know you have a good plan for your remodel:

  1. It tells a Story. - What do you want your home to say?
  2. It has a “Wiener.” - What features compel you forward?
  3. It increases Volume and Flow, not necessarily square footage. - Rooms get “roomier.”
  4. It has Light, light, and more light. - Daylight joy and nighttime mood.
  5. Every room has a View. Every window, a Vista. - No window is wasted.
  6. It provokes Emotion - Take care of the practical, then design for the emotional.
  7. It is rich with Detail - Good bones are a beginning but details make me a believer.
Kitchen under construction during remodel

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How to go about getting it right …

  • Take your time.
  • Collaborate with an artist.
  • Make a plan, then set it aside and make another, and another.
  • Edit mercilessly.

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