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Why I Don’t Take or Give Referral Fees to Those in My Trade

I get a ton of my work through word of mouth and referrals. I would say at least 80% of my clients have come to me through someone else. When this happens both parties already have a sense of trust, the last thing I would want to do is burn that. It would take weeks, if not months, to earn that back. I would also caution using people off of the websites that refer jobs. If I were a member of one of those sites, I would have to pay to get a job. That's not how I want to earn a living. I just don't want to get a job that I had to pay a third party a fee for the lead. I have to say this attitude has worked extremely well for us without it even being a thing. I love the work I do and my clients seem pretty happy as well, or they wouldn't refer us. Of course there have been a couple of mishaps along the way, but so many other factors go in to working relationships that I am extremely happy with the outcomes over the years.

The Principle of Scale: Why Your Couch is Too Big for the Living Room

The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor. — Vince Lombardi When we speak of scale in design, we speak of the relationship between space and... Continue Reading →

Remie knows whats best: why is great design great?

Great design is created by partnering good things together. Great design is what happens when the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Its as simple as when Remie in the movie Ratatoullie,  is trying to get his... Continue Reading →

9 basic steps to getting started on your new home or renovation: keeping it simple.

Do these basic steps to have a great experience with you renovation or new home project.

Financing Your Home Project: 6 Options to Get That New Master Suite

When we first talk with potential clients one of the first questions we have to ask is about their budget. We do this for so many reasons. First we want to know if the project they have described to us... Continue Reading →

Creating a Budget for Your Home Renovation or New Construction Project: 3 Steps to a Reality Check

Getting real about your finances and your vision for your home can be frustrating but still worth the investment

Design and Innovation

On a trip to  Paris, walking amidst some of the foremost architectural and historical works. One of my goals for that trip was to work on being inspired to find a new way to innovate with design and I wanted... Continue Reading →

How to Create a Budget for Furnishings Your Home

What all clients wish they could start with is the furnishing and decor of their new home. The difficult part of the equation is that this stage is after all the other super expensive stuff like wall, a roof and... Continue Reading →

Collaboration is Key

Designing a project will always turn out better in the end when you include all the stakeholders from the beginning.

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