Space Planning, Why You Should Do It Before Shopping …

Save money, time and stress… Space Planning, why you should do it before shopping …

Check out the video and learn what can be done before buying furniture.

Still struggling with what to do with your spcace? To find out more or get a quote please call (780)267-7432 or email me at design@amandaschroter.ca.

Something You Should Know? ‪Tip to combat Allergies in your home.

Allergies, can be caused by dust mites collected in stuffed animals? Then you know the exposure to dust mites can lead to symptoms of ‪‎sneezing, ‪#runny nose, ‪‎itchy eyes and more. Try the Norwex Mattress Cleaner which is an enzyme-based formula designed to help remove organic materials and provide a deep cleaning! ‪#‎GreenClean‬ ‪#‎CleanHomeTip‬

For more information or to purchase Norwex Mattress Cleaner go to www.AmandaSchroter.norwex.biz .

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Does the product fit your lifestyle?

Design Quote of the Week Posted by National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) on Facebook  Sunday, September 13, 2015
NKBA Member Rosemary Merrill, AKBD
Photo: Andrea Rugg

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.

Friday’s Design Quote

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

Pantone 2014 colour of the Year!

I was looking around at the different colour expert site and the consensus is Purple is the colour of the year.

“CARLSTADT, N.J., Dec. 5, 2013 – Pantone, an X-Rite company and the global authority, …announced PANTONE® 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple, as the colour of the year for 2014.”

2014 Colour of the Year

Picture and quotes from: http://www.pantone.com/pages/pantone/pantone.aspx?pg=21128&ca=10

“While the 2013 colour of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the colour wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®.

Click the link below for last years colour forecast. http://designedbyamandaschroter.com/2013/07/28/colour-forecasting/

 

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

 
  

Selecting Paint Sheens

The truest colour in paint is Flat sheen paint, but in the past the most difficult to impossible to clean.

Well, selecting paint sheen just got easy when Benjamin Moore developed a product called Aura. Reason is that even the flat sheen is washable. Gone are the days where Flat paint is impossible to wash. Benjamin Moore Website says this,

 “Our groundbreaking Colour Lock system protects paint colours from fading and rubbing off—even after repeated washings.

Developed for premium-quality Aura® interior and exterior paint, our Colour Lock system is formulated with proprietary waterborne resins and colorants that lock in colour particles tightly throughout the paint—not just on the surface, like many paints on the market.” – http://www.benjaminmoore.ca/en-ca/for-your-home/colour-lock-fade-and-stain-resistant-paint

Candice talk about this in this short video.

How Light Affects Paint Color

LightingI often have client who think that we might meet my at office but as you listen to this video you will understand why it is so important for the designer to be in your home for the colour consultation.

The lighting in your home is unique to your home. – Amanda

You will also learn that the type of indoor lighting you use affects how paint colour appears on the walls of your home.

Candice Olson talks for a minute on light in a room.

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Why 3D Rendering is great for those who are visually challenged!

3D Rendering

“Wow. It looks amazing! That is so much more then I expected. 🙂 I could never imagine using that front room but I look at that and my first thought was “I would use that all the time!” -Amanda Z.

Why 3D Rendering?

Computer Drafting and 3D Rendering are great for those who are visually challenged. If there are walls in the way or you have become too familiar with an room it is hard to imagine how great the room will look after the changes are complete. An interior designer / decorator’s job is to help you find the home you always wanted in the home you are living in and using 3D Rendering can make it easier for you to see the finished space.***

What is Space planning?

 When starting a project one of the first things that must be done is planning your space. This is called Space Planning.

“Architecturally designing any space with all the amenities and mechanical gadgets to make it more functional for the occupants. Besides amenities, gadgets and good communication systems, it includes better sound and light control within the space. – http://www.triangleofficeguide.com/real-estate-glossary.html

“A term used to refer to the analysis and design of spatial and occupancy requirements, including, but not limited to, space layouts and final planning. – http://www.miltonterry.com/Glossary/Space-Planning.htm

So space planning analyzes your space, its function and your requirements  then works to incorporate all of it. 3D Rendering is a visual representation of what the space will be like when finished. 

As I have said in previous posts 3D rendering keeps you, the designer, and contractor on the same page when it comes to the finished look of the project.

After you are done the planning, products will need to be selected and ordered.  Your designer can help you find the most appropriate products within your budget to complete the project and ensure your contractor has the specs.  It is best if you pick the products as soon as possible because some products have a long lead time for shipping and this can delay your project.

This is just a taste of the work involved, but if you have good people alongside helping you with your project, it will look great when it’s done.

Designing Your Success,

Amanda Schroter

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

***3D Rendering is an estimate of how the space will look. Due to differences in computer media and real objects as well as not having the exact rendering for every type of furniture your rendered space may not look exactly like the finished product.

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.

 

Bedroom Makeover

1The right drapery and paint colour makes a world of difference to a room!