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I’ve noticed many people are experiencing a similar problem, pressured to make an offer when buying a house or purchasing a home and realizing this isn’t working for your lifestyle and family’s needs. Working with a designer when house hunting is an extremely good idea and this is now going to be one of the services we offer. Let's get into it!

Why should you hire a designer to work with your real estate agent!

House hunting is overwhelming, we all know how hard agents work to find their clients dream home and to make sales for their clients. A designer can help home buyers see the big picture when looking for a house. Offering reassurance by using their skills to show them what the house could be. This is both beneficial to you when searching for the perfect house and the agent. Here are three ways designers can help you find your dream house and help agents make more sales.

Design Package: Floor Plans, Styling Boards and 3D’s images.

One of the biggest struggles people face when buying a home is envisioning themselves and their belongings in this new space. That’s where a designer can help! Space planning will reassure clients that their furniture, antiques and family heirlooms will find a purpose in their new home. If you’re unsure about a house because you can’t visualize yourself or family in a new space, a designer can create a design package, with furniture layouts, styling boards and even incorporating your own pieces to help you see their family in the house.

Turn Key Experience: Sourcing, Staging, Styling.

Everyone wants a move in ready home and a stress free experience. This is another area a designer can offer help! A designer can give you a true stress free move in ready experience. Let them do all the hard work, so you don’t have too! Space planning, styling, sourcing and staging. Using your own furniture, decor, art, antiques, family heirlooms etc, or helping you find new furniture for a fresh new start.

Design Consulting & Project Management:

A designer can help home buyers see the big picture when buying a house. Showing you the potential, what the house could be! When you work with a designer getting a fixer upper isn’t as overwhelming. When you find a house in your ideal location but it needs some TLC a designer can turn it into your dream house without making sacrifices. We all know renovations can be over whelming, but when you have a skilled team guiding your project it isn't as daunting and can be a lot of fun! Finding a designer that will project manage, guiding you through the whole process, from concept to staging! Turning your new house into your dream home, something you didn’t know was possible!

When Renovating a House For Resale, It’s All About Smart Investing!

Buyers want turn key ready homes and designers are the perfect pairing to a team getting a house ready for resale. They will guide home owners through the process, showing them what rooms to invest in and what finishes and fixtures will increase their homes value. Designers can make this experience as stress free for all parties involved, guiding clients from concept to completion, managing schedules, contractors and the budget!

The Benefits of Smart Investing

What areas in the home to focus on and the finishes and fixtures that will make the home more desirable.

Since the pandemic we’ve seen the value in investing in our homes. The more functional square footage the better so finished basements are a must! Home offices with plenty of storage are a key selling feature since working remotely is more common. Open floor plants with updated kitchens, main living areas, bathrooms, and laundry rooms will also help increase the selling price. Although landscaping is often overlooked, updating curb appeal and providing outdoor living spaces has recently become a priority to many home buyers!

Area’s to focus on. Each project will be quince focusing on just a few of these on the list will make all the difference.

- Updating Your Kitchen & Bathrooms/Appliances

- Finished Basement

- Dedicated Office Space with Built in Storage

- Curb Appeal/ Outdoor Living Space

- Make Your Home More Accessible ( Aging in Place )

Mindful design is about creating spaces that are not only functional and aesthetically pleasing but also have a positive impact on the world around us. Having a designer work with your real estate agent will give you reassurance that their investing in the right places to get the best Return on Investment!

Why Marketing Your Home as Eco-Friendly is Better For Resale?

This wouldn’t be a wholesome lifestyle post if we didn’t talk about sustainability. Sustainable homes are becoming increasingly popular as people because more concerned about the impact their daily lives have on the environment. As a result, the demand for eco-friendly homes is increasing which will drive up the resale value of these properties. This is something that will make the property you're selling more profitable. Also, who wouldn’t want to save on living expensive!?

Eco-friendly homes are designed to be energy-efficient. This is a significant selling point for buyers looking to save money since they have lower operating costs which will allow them to save money on utilities. Energy efficient homes are becoming more desirable, they tend to sell faster and they sell for more money because buyers are competing for them!

Sustainable homes often incorporate Smart technology energy-efficient systems, smart home systems are easier to maintain since you can control them from your phone. While also helping save on your monthly energy and water bills. Incorporating energy-efficient appliances, high performing water-efficient fixtures will also help save money on monthly bills. These features will add value to the property and will make it more appealing to buyers.

We all know luxury finishes are a key selling feature, a common miss conception is that sustainable materials can’t be luxurious and aesthetically pleasing. This is far from the truth many popular finishes are eco-friendly but aren’t marketed that way. Many homes nowadays are constructed using high-quality environmentally-friendly materials with a luxurious look and feel. These materials are not only better for the environment but are also more durable and last longer than traditional building materials. Sustainable finishes are easier to maintain and have a lower maintenance cost. This is very appealing to potential buyers.

How To Make Your Home More Environmentally Friendly

Energy star appliances

High performing water efficient fixtures. Saving on water bills reducing water waste

Update Heating & cooling system to a Smart technology energy efficient system

Replace Windows & Doors

Energy efficient lighting

Sustainable Finishes, Furniture and Décor

Solar Panels

Rainwater Harvesting System

Our goal is to show people sustainable design can be beautiful. You can truly capture any aesthetic using sustainable finishes, methods and repurposing. We believe we can help you market the houses you are selling in a unique way that will set them apart from other sellers! Contact us today to learn more about how we can work together!

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