Does the product fit your lifestyle?

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Does the product fit your lifestyle?

One of the many services Amanda Schroter Design provides is helping clients shop for pretty much everything they may need for their home or office including everything from flooring to cabinets, paint to door styles, furniture to drapery and blinds among many other things. If it goes in the house, an interior designer can probably find it for you. One of the questions that goes through my mind when seeking products for a client is “does this product fit the client’s lifestyle?”

If your designer doesn’t ask that question you may get products that require more maintenance than you bargained for! It’s an important question. The designer’s job is to know your lifestyle. How often do you like to clean? Are you relaxed about the state of your house or must it be immaculate? A good example of this is “espresso” or black furniture. It IS beautiful but if you like things to look clean and you do not like cleaning, dark furniture is probably not for you. The same issues also apply to the finishes you pick for your home when renovating or building. Building products such as flooring? What are the requirements for maintaining a beautiful product like bamboo flooring? Does the home meet the requirement for having bamboo flooring or is there a need for a humidifier in the home? These are just small examples of what a designer is contemplating when guiding a client, making sure their project turns out the way they like it, suiting their lifestyle.

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Do you have trouble picturing what your room or home might look like?

3D Rendering

 In the left hand corner is the 3D Rendering and the other two pictures are the before and after. 

Here is what a before the redesign, design concept and after looks like. 3D Rendering help you plan. It also helps all involved to stay on the same page work towards the finished product. 

  • Do you have trouble picturing what your room or home might look like?
  • Do you want a change but are you unsure where to start?
  • Do you like everything in the magazine but do not know what to ideas to incorporate into your own project?

 

 To find out more or get a quote please call (780)267-7432 or (587)410-3760 or email me at design@amandaschroter.ca.

 

One Way To Save Money and Time On A Renovation Project!

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“3D Rendering – 3D Rendering is the process of producing an image based on three-dimensional data stored within a computer. 3D rendering is a creative process that is similar to photography or cinematography, because you are lighting and staging scenes and producing images. Unlike regular photography, however, the scenes being photographed are imaginary, and everything appearing in a 3D rendering needs to be created (or re-created) in the computer before it can be rendered. This is a lot of work, but allows for an almost infinite amount of creative control over what appears in the scene, and how it is depicted. – http://www.3drender.com/glossary/3drendering.htm

What does 3D Rendering do for you?

I have people ask me what 3D rendering is quite often. It is one of the tools which helps my clients get the full understanding of the vision for their house project whether it be re-doing their kitchen, bathroom, living room…. the list could go on. I have clients use this service to feel more confident about their purchases and as I said before to help them see the big picture of what their project could look like when done. 

Your money is important and indecision in a renovation can cost you a lot of money. When you are thinking about starting a home project it is important to get it right the first time. So why not get the vision of what you want done down on paper? This way everyone on the project is on the same page and there is less chance of misunderstandings or changes to the project.

The price on this depends on the project size and complexity. I know that a project will go more smoothly if everyone has the same vision.

To find out more or get a quote please call (780)267-7432 or (587)410-3760 or email me at design@amandaschroter.ca.

Making your home office your own!

2It is important to enjoy the space you work in. It makes you more productive. Use shelving and cabinet to organize. Find the colour that makes you happy and put a splash of it in your office. It is so much better to work in a office that you like.