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, [...]

By |2022-01-05T14:50:49+00:00January 6th, 2022|baby boomer downsizing, Baby Boomers, decluttering tips, downsizing, Interior design, Interiors, retirement, simplify your life|Comments Off on A Checklist for Finding The “Right Size” Home

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 [...]

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

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!

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

If I Had to Do It All Over Again, I Wish I Had Hired an Interior Designer!

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer I’m sure we’ve all made decisions that we’ve regretted. When you look back and say I wish I had… done it a little differently… made a different decision… thought it through a little more before I made my decision… We’ve all made those decisions that we regret later on. [...]

By |2021-09-22T15:59:53+00:00September 16th, 2021|design ideas, design trends, Interior design, Interiors, Kitchen Remodel, Space Planning|Comments Off on If I Had to Do It All Over Again, I Wish I Had Hired an Interior Designer!

Remodeling? How to Max Out Your Kitchen Design

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer If you are thinking about remodeling your kitchen and wondering how to max out your design within the space you have… in addition to getting the assistance of a professional designer or a certified kitchen designer, these are a few steps you can take to fully prepare for that [...]

By |2021-09-08T08:16:46+00:00September 9th, 2021|Construction, Countertops, Design, design ideas, design trends, how to utilize space in your house, Interior design, Interiors, Kitchen Remodel, Kitchen renovation|Comments Off on Remodeling? How to Max Out Your Kitchen Design

Remodeling? How to Max Out Your Bath Design

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer As with any remodeling project, if you want it to be successful, the time and effort you put into it upfront can make all the difference. If you want to maximize the space you have, it’s important to first focus on the design of what’s possible for your bathroom. [...]

By |2021-08-30T08:11:23+00:00August 31st, 2021|Home Decorating, how to utilize space in your house, Interior design, Interiors, money, Renovation, Residential, Space Planning|Comments Off on Remodeling? How to Max Out Your Bath Design

Trending: Guest Bedroom Upgrades… Sign of Our Times?

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Have you noticed what I am noticing? Are you starting to receive invitations from family and friends again? Come for dinner? Join us for golf or tennis? Let’s have coffee or a drink? Is it a sign of our times? After a year of being cooped up in our [...]

By |2021-10-06T09:33:26+00:00August 5th, 2021|Baby Boomers, design ideas, design trends, Interior design, Interiors, Residential, trending|Comments Off on Trending: Guest Bedroom Upgrades… Sign of Our Times?

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