• Virginia DesRoches

Stuck at Home? Here's How to Plan Your Dream Space

Updated: Mar 29, 2020

With the current situation of being stuck home, stocking up on essentials and having more down time, this could be a great time to start planning your Dream Space.

Are you finding your home not as aesthetically pleasing or practical as you'd like it to be? Do you have a special area in the home you would absolutely love to transform? Are you realizing how outdated your kitchen is but aren't sure where to even begin making these much needed updates?

I've had to make changes with my work schedule as well but I'm utilizing my downtime to remodel and organize my home office so it becomes a place of inspiration, creativity & also a place I can be proud to bring my clients. Basically, I want my office to become my dream space & I'm going to share some simple ways to plan your dream space as well!

1. Address Your Existing Space

Make a list for 3 rooms you want to address. What are these spaces used for? What do you love about each space? What isn't working?

2. Get Design Inspiration

GET INSPIRED! Pinterest is a perfect downtime for gathering inspiration. Consider creating boards for each room and select photos you instinctually love.

I utilize Pinterest to give me inspiration when designing spaces for each of my clients. I categorize them by rooms. It gives me an overall sense of what I'm looking to achieve and how I can cohesively tie all the rooms together.

3. Define Your Aesthetic

When you look at your pinned photos, which elements speak most to you? Is it the color, pattern, types of furniture, window treatments or just the overall vibe? Make a list!

4. Identify Your Must-Haves

Take a look at what you wrote for steps 1 & 3 and make a list of "Must-Haves". These can be items, features or functions, like storage. (Wants & wishes will come next!)

5. Describe Your Wants

Decide what are your next layers of priorities. What do you really want but could probably live without if you had to? This list could include features of the room, it's desired functions or items.

6. Make Your Wishlist

The Final Layer is creating your wish list! Here's your chance to really express yourself and what you would like your dream home to look like. Although this list comes last when prioritizing, you never know what's possible!

7. Take Action!

The hardest step for most is actually taking action. The first step is booking a FREE Discovery Call to see how we could potentially help. Whether it's decision overload or filtering ideas, we provide extreme value and a structured plan to help kickoff your project to make it an enjoyable experience.

With many days ahead of being stuck home, let's utilize this time to plan out a strategy to transform your space into a dream space. Design is my passion and I love helping others create a space that truly reflects who they are and becomes a place they can be proud of. I'm laying low these days too but it's surely not going to stop me from doing what I love to do.

Make the Discovery Call to see how we can help create your dream space. You have nothing to lose.

Until next time,


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