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 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

Trust Is the Most Important Factor When Selecting Your Interior Designer

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Every good relationship starts and is built on trust. That includes the relationship you have with your interior designer. While it’s important to know and like your designer, trusting them to do what they do best and to always act in your best interest is key. Here’s my recent blog [...]

By |2021-05-23T17:10:45+00:00May 23rd, 2021|design ideas, Interior design, Renovation, Residential, Space Planning|Comments Off on Trust Is the Most Important Factor When Selecting Your Interior Designer

Do You Like Saving Money? Top 10 Ways to Save Money on Your Bathroom Renovation

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer If you’re like most of us today, we’re all looking for ways to save money, and yet you know your bathroom is in desperate need of updating and remodeling. That’s why I want to share with you a few of my top ways to save money on your renovation [...]

By |2021-02-22T12:56:56+00:00February 8th, 2021|Bathroom Remodel, Concepts, Construction, Interior design, Interiors, Renovation, Space Planning|Comments Off on Do You Like Saving Money? Top 10 Ways to Save Money on Your Bathroom Renovation

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

Do You Have a Love Hate Relationship With Your Bathroom?

How to fall in love (with your bathroom)? Hi, I'm Rita Wilkins, also known as the downsizing designer. Do you have a love-hate relationship with your bathroom? And would you like to fall in love with your bathroom all over again? As an interior designer for over 35 years, we've done bathrooms and kitchens and [...]

By |2021-01-14T11:14:36+00:00October 30th, 2020|Bathroom Remodel, Construction, Interior design, Interiors, Renovation, Residential|Comments Off on Do You Have a Love Hate Relationship With Your Bathroom?

Do You Have a Love-Hate Relationship with Your Bathroom?

Do You Want to Fall in Love All Over Again? By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer It might surprise you, but according to a survey by “Bathroom Habits,” the average American spends: 3o minutes each day in the bathroom. 182 hours each year. And, that’s just the average! And, that’s a whole lot of time [...]

By |2021-02-01T12:27:57+00:00September 1st, 2020|A Peak into Your Good Life, Baby Boomers, Bathroom Remodel, Decorating, Design, design trends, Home Decorating, Interior design, Interiors, Renovation, Residential, Space Planning, trending|Comments Off on Do You Have a Love-Hate Relationship with Your Bathroom?

Empty Nester? What’s Next?

You just dropped off your youngest child at college and moved him into his dorm.  The ride home seems longer.  It’s quiet and tearful. You walk through the front door of your home where there are no more lacrosse sticks or gym bags to trip over.  There are no dirty socks on the family room [...]

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