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?

Downsizing And Decluttering For Empty Nesters 

Baby Boomers, Do You Need To Declutter Your Life?  I’m Rita Wilkins, The Downsizing Designer. In my experience, many baby boomers find that, after a life of collecting things, souvenirs, and gifts, they simply have too much stuff! I once had too much stuff, as well. I simplified my life by downsizing and decluttering. I gave away 95% [...]

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

Sneaky Space-Saving Ideas for Your Small Space

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer There is definitely a growing movement to live in smaller, more compact spaces where people are choosing to live with less stuff, less stress, and less clutter. This new lifestyle trend, to live in smaller spaces requires some skillful planning so that your home is not only highly functional [...]

By |2021-01-27T10:06:35+00:00January 28th, 2021|Countertops, Design, design ideas, design trends, how to utilize space in your house, Interior design, living in smaller spaces, Residential, Space Planning|Comments Off on Sneaky Space-Saving Ideas for Your Small Space

The Dueling Downsizers

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer What do you do when you want to downsize and your spouse or partner doesn’t? Just know that you are not alone. It's very common for one partner to want to downsize and the other not. As an interior design and downsizing designer, I am frequently asked to be [...]

By |2021-01-28T08:03:59+00:00January 26th, 2021|Aging in place, Baby Boomers, downsizing, downsizing tips, lifestyle, Residential, retirement|Comments Off on The Dueling Downsizers

You Are Thinking About Downsizing Your Home, but You Have No Idea Where to Start

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Over the last several months while we were sheltering in place, I’ve had the opportunity to have many conversations with clients, colleagues, family, and friends of all different ages. Our conversations were about how our lives have changed since Covid and whether our homes are “working” or “not working” [...]

By |2021-01-12T10:19:57+00:00January 12th, 2021|downsizing, downsizing tips, empty nest, lifestyle, Residential, retirement|Comments Off on You Are Thinking About Downsizing Your Home, but You Have No Idea Where to Start

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?

Downsize by Decluttering

Downsizing is on the minds of many Americans…especially now! And, particularly with Baby Boomers who are or will become empty nesters in the not too distant future. With fewer day-to-day responsibilities, they’ve suddenly discovered more time and freedom to pursue interests that have been put on the back burner. And, even if you’re not a [...]

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?

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