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 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

5 Simple Steps to Right-Size Your Next Home

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer When you looked around your home during this past year, did you start noticing anything you hadn’t noticed before? The excess stuff you had accumulated over many years. The boxes in the attic, basement, garage that you had no idea what was even in them. The spaces in your [...]

By |2021-04-30T16:31:23+00:00April 30th, 2021|Baby Boomers, downsizing, Interior design, retirement, Space Planning|Comments Off on 5 Simple Steps to Right-Size Your Next Home

Insights Gained from the High Demand for Multifunctional Furniture

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer As an interior designer and lifestyle designer for well over 35 years, I’ve seen many changes in our industry. I am always intrigued by the growing trends and changes that are almost always dictated by our ever-changing lifestyles. Because I get to work directly with my clients, I have [...]

By |2021-03-19T11:37:56+00:00March 19th, 2021|Design, design ideas, design trends, how to utilize space in your house, Interior design, Interiors, living in smaller spaces, Space Planning|Comments Off on Insights Gained from the High Demand for Multifunctional Furniture

How To Take Your “Cloffice” To A Whole New Level: Home Office Organizing 2.0

BY RITA WILKINS THE DOWNSIZING DESIGNER Can you believe that it’s been almost a year since the pandemic struck and we were all suddenly required to shelter in place and to figure out how to work and learn from home full time. Most of us scrambled to find places in our home where we could [...]

By |2021-03-02T09:10:02+00:00March 2nd, 2021|decluttering tips, Decorating, Design, design ideas, how to utilize space in your house, Interior design, Interiors, Office Design, redecorating tips, Space Planning|Comments Off on How To Take Your “Cloffice” To A Whole New Level: Home Office Organizing 2.0

How Do You Know When It’s the Right Time to Downsize Your Home?

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer So much has changed in our lives and in our world in just one year. With so much uncertainty all around us, many of us just want to hold on to things that are familiar, giving us a sense of normalcy. That includes our homes, our jobs, and our [...]

By |2021-03-05T16:01:35+00:00February 18th, 2021|downsizing, downsizing tips, retirement, simplicity, simplify your life, Space Planning|Comments Off on How Do You Know When It’s the Right Time to Downsize Your Home?

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

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

Make Yourself at Home… in Your Own Home

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer While 2020 was certainly trying for most of us, the Year of Covid can also be viewed as one that forced us to slow down and see our lives through a close-up lens. It shined a spotlight on what was working and also unmasked what was not working in [...]

By |2021-01-25T19:47:29+00:00January 22nd, 2021|lifestyle, Office Design, Space Planning, Sustainable Design|Comments Off on Make Yourself at Home… in Your Own Home

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