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

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

What’s Preventing You from Upgrading Your Kitchen?

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Over the course of my interior design career of 35 plus years, I’ve heard many stories about experiences clients have had with kitchen renovations. I’ve learned something from each of those conversations so I can better serve my own clients to help them plan and prepare ahead of time [...]

By |2021-04-14T17:31:58+00:00March 30th, 2021|how to utilize space in your house, Interior design, Interiors, Kitchen Remodel, Kitchen renovation|Comments Off on What’s Preventing You from Upgrading Your Kitchen?

WHY THE BEST TIME TO PLAN YOUR KITCHEN DESIGN IS DURING THE BUSY HOLIDAY SEASON

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer It sounds crazy, right? Planning your kitchen design during one of the busiest times of the year! Why would I recommend that? Think of it this way: Your house might be full of family who is home for the holidays (maybe not quite as many this year with Covid-19 [...]

By |2021-01-04T14:58:23+00:00November 27th, 2020|Holiday Decorating, Home Decorating, Interior design, Kitchen renovation, lifestyle, Renovation, Uncategorized|Comments Off on WHY THE BEST TIME TO PLAN YOUR KITCHEN DESIGN IS DURING THE BUSY HOLIDAY SEASON

6 Important Tips You Should Know Prior to Undertaking a Big Renovation

Practical advice to anyone considering a kitchen renovation There’s probably no renovation you can undertake that is more disruptive and inconvenient than a kitchen renovation. “After all, it is the heart of the home” … The hub is not just for cooking, but also for Hanging out Eating Working Entertaining Snacking Homework Seating And engaging in [...]

By |2021-01-12T14:04:42+00:00November 17th, 2020|Kitchen renovation, Lighting, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 6 Important Tips You Should Know Prior to Undertaking a Big Renovation

The Downsizing Designer’s Top 5 Secrets to Designing a Timeless Kitchen… One That You Will Love For Years to Come

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer When you start thinking about designing your kitchen, it’s smart to go to Houzz, Pinterest, Google, and kitchen remodeling magazines to see the new ideas, trends, and looks in kitchen design.  But a kitchen remodel or renovation can be one of the most expensive projects you will undertake as [...]

By |2021-01-27T19:53:39+00:00July 22nd, 2020|Countertops, how to utilize space in your house, Interior design, Kitchen Remodel, Kitchen renovation, Space Planning|Comments Off on The Downsizing Designer’s Top 5 Secrets to Designing a Timeless Kitchen… One That You Will Love For Years to Come

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