A Checklist for Finding The “Right Size” Home

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Not all baby boomers are downsizing. That might sound funny coming from me, the Downsizing Designer, but what is happening is that baby boomers are trying to figure out what the “right size” house is for them at this stage of their lives. After all, lives change, people change, [...]

The “Right Size” Home Checklist

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer If you’re a baby boomer you might be wondering if you should stay in your existing house even if the kids have grown and have homes of their own, or whether you should downsize or “right size” to a home that better suits your current lifestyle as an empty [...]

Declutter Your Home After The Holidays 

Are You Eager To Get Rid Of Clutter After The Holiday Season?  Clutter in your home can be a great cause of stress – and sometimes after the holiday season that clutter can be all the worse! This holiday season, what if you were prepared to get rid of the clutter? What if you could learn how [...]

A Sneak Peek: The Downsizing Designer’s Holiday Home Décor

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Welcome to my “NEW” old home (built in 1780)! This past summer, I moved from my jewel box apartment in Philadelphia, right-sizing to a beautiful Hallmark-like Village in historic New Castle DE on the Delaware River. When I started to decorate for the holidays, I committed to keeping my [...]

By |2021-12-13T12:46:12+00:00December 14th, 2021|Aging in place, baby boomer downsizing, how to downsize, how to utilize space in your house, Interior design, Interiors, Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer.|Comments Off on A Sneak Peek: The Downsizing Designer’s Holiday Home Décor

Downsizing And Starting Over: How to Successfully Combine Households in A Second Marriage

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer As an interior designer for over 35 years, I’ve often been asked to consult with clients who are merging households so they can create a common vision, avoid unnecessary arguments, and create a path forward together. Read my recent article: The Dueling Downsizers The bottom line, both parties want [...]

By |2021-12-10T19:33:34+00:00December 9th, 2021|baby boomer downsizing, Baby Boomers, downsizing after retirement, downsizing for baby boomers, downsizing in your 70s, downsizing tips, Interior design, living in smaller spaces, minimalism, simplicity, simplify your life|Comments Off on Downsizing And Starting Over: How to Successfully Combine Households in A Second Marriage

How Do I Downsize And Declutter?

Baby Boomers Are Looking To Downsize And Declutter  More and more baby boomers are making the decision to simplify their lives through downsizing and decluttering. Are you ready to do the same? Hi, I’m Rita Wilkins – the Downsizing Designer. After downsizing my life, I live with 95% less than what I once owned, and [...]

Focusing On Your Kitchen: Optimizing Your Space for Holiday Entertaining

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer It’s mid-October, the last vestiges of warm weather here on the East Coast. It’s such an exciting time of the year with the upcoming holiday season where we are looking forward to entertaining family and friends, inviting them into our homes to share food, drink, and fun. It’s an [...]

By |2021-10-19T09:31:09+00:00October 19th, 2021|design ideas, how to utilize space in your house, Interior design, Interiors, Kitchen renovation|Comments Off on Focusing On Your Kitchen: Optimizing Your Space for Holiday Entertaining

Bathrooms Need a Little Love Too!

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Why is it that our bathrooms are often the last rooms in our house to finally get the love and attention they deserve… when in fact, they are one of the most important rooms in our homes? We spend a lot of time talking about our kitchens because it [...]

By |2021-10-14T16:06:40+00:00October 14th, 2021|Bathroom Remodel, Construction, design ideas, Interior design, Interiors, Kitchen renovation|Comments Off on Bathrooms Need a Little Love Too!

What’s The Right Decluttering Method? 

Change Your Life By Downsizing And Decluttering  Baby boomers, are you ready for a change in your life? Do you find yourself bogged down by too much stuff? Is the clutter of your home weighing on your mind? You can make a real change in your life starting today by downsizing and decluttering. My name is Rita [...]

Most Common Design Dilemmas and How to Solve Them

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer   “I love problem-solving!” In my design world, I am often confronted with design dilemmas that require creative design thinking and solutions. This is actually one of my favorite things to do as a designer and over the years, I’ve had to address so many issues that occur in [...]

By |2021-09-28T14:16:16+00:00September 28th, 2021|Interior design, Interiors, Kitchen renovation, Renovation|Comments Off on Most Common Design Dilemmas and How to Solve Them

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