24 08, 2018

Small Showhome in Nottingham – low budget, high impact


My brief for this Showhome in Nottingham was to produce the biggest impact on the smallest budget. As usual! With careful planning and design, considering the needs of any potential buyers, within two weeks of my initial consultation, this was the result. The developer was delighted - and I quote - "Looking great, I have to say!  You have done a great job.  The flat has a lovely feel, I am delighted, and it's such a pleasure to work with someone who delivers [...]

Small Showhome in Nottingham – low budget, high impact2020-04-04T21:41:29+00:00
5 03, 2016

Show Home before and after photographs


Everyone loves to see my show home before and after photographs, so here goes:          

Show Home before and after photographs2016-03-05T17:55:47+00:00
5 03, 2016

Show Home Styling


Show Home styling is all about presenting the space to appeal to all potential buyers - on the lowest budget possible.  I was asked which of the three upper level apartments I would choose to style as the show home, and whilst other designers chose the largest, most straightforward apartment, I went for the most awkward - and got the job!             This was my client's response to the show home styling: See what the apartment [...]

Show Home Styling2016-03-05T22:15:04+00:00
24 06, 2015

Unique Home Makeover Wedding Gift Service


Give the happy couple a perfect start to their new life together. What an amazing Wedding Gift - a Home Makeover. Whether they are moving into an empty new home, one moving into the other's home, renting, or already living together, what couple wouldn't benefit from a home makeover? The start of their married lives is the perfect time for them to get organised, have adequate storage for their amalgamated posessions, set each room out to suit their lifestyle, understand the [...]

Unique Home Makeover Wedding Gift Service2016-03-05T11:10:04+00:00
18 10, 2013

New Home Makeover in Walsall – a surprise gift for Hubby!


This entire home makeover was planned in secret, as a surprise gift for my client's husband. She took him away overnight whilst we completed the makeover.  It was like a TV makeover program - we were hiding around the corner waiting for them to drive away before we could start! "Hi Lynn, Thanks for the fabulous job you did on the house!! It was SO exciting! We were both really pleased and look forward to you designing the garden for us in [...]

New Home Makeover in Walsall – a surprise gift for Hubby!2013-11-08T13:52:58+00:00
17 10, 2013

A stunning home makeover in Grantham


This new home makeover was a dream-come-true for my newly-wed clients. It was their first home and they had absolutely no idea what they wanted in it. Luckily, I had a few ideas... and they loved them. Here are some of the comments: "Lynn, you have miles more experience, talent and vision then we will ever have! Thank you so much! We love it! Everything is beautiful and everything we could  have imagined and more. You are a true artist in [...]

A stunning home makeover in Grantham2013-10-18T12:28:06+00:00
24 10, 2012

Home makeover tip. Identify design trends.


IDENTIFY DESIGN TRENDS With a home makeover, it's hard to know when should you be following fashion and when you should avoid it. You need to update a home, but you don't want to choose a fashionable colour or style that will date quickly. • In general, don’t follow interiors trends too closely, they change with every season now • More expensive items need to be timeless, so just add smaller items in the latest design trend. If the makeover [...]

Home makeover tip. Identify design trends.2013-09-25T19:57:23+00:00
23 10, 2012

Home makeover tip. Timescale.


TIMESCALE - if you have a short timescale for your home makeover, are your plans realistic? • Consider all the trades involved and how they impact each other. Allow them the time and space to work efficiently, don't book them all to work in the same room on one day. • Be realistic with your own time   If the home makeover is for selling purposes... • The timescale is usually very short - the faster the property is back [...]

Home makeover tip. Timescale.2013-09-25T20:54:12+00:00
22 10, 2012

Home makeover tip. Skill level.


HOME MAKEOVER SKILLS - what skills are you or your family able to use in the makeover? When do you need to call-in the professionals? • Analyse your own skills carefully and balance this with the time you would realistically be able to give to the project • Consider skilled tradesmen if budget allows, as this ensures the project will reach completion! If the home makeover is for selling purposes... Poor workmanship can devalue a property, so don't cut corners A [...]

Home makeover tip. Skill level.2013-09-25T21:05:40+00:00
21 10, 2012

Home makeover tip. Increase Value.


Will your home makeover increase the value of your home? How important is it that the home makeover increases the value of your house? This always needs to be considered, even if you don’t plan to move for a while. Unforseen circumstances could force you to sell your house unexpectedly, so to make changes to it that may devalue it can never be a good idea Structural alterations such as extensions and loft or basement conversions will usually add value [...]

Home makeover tip. Increase Value.2013-09-25T21:22:52+00:00
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