It’s Okay to Splurge On Your Interior Design Choices

As an Interior Designer, I have seen the look of excitement followed by the look of uncertainty on many client’s faces. They will fall in love with something that costs more than they had wanted to spend, and then they have to decide if it is worth spending extra on. Many times, the answer is YES.

 

My biggest design tip is to splurge, but do it wisely. Not every selection has to be the best of the best, but, with the help of a designer, figure out what is important to you: kitchen, luxury bath features, floors, indoor/outdoor living, etc. and put the $$ resources into that feature. It is possible to be fiscally responsible while making your home more enjoyable.

 

A great example of splurge worthiness is cabinet accessories. The cost is not substantial, at a few hundred dollars, and you gain quite a bit of efficiency in your kitchen work space. One specific accessory our clients love? Roll out pantry shelves. This amazing little feature allows you to keep your shelves fully stocked, organized, and fully accessible. No more lost space in the back of your cabinets. Simply pull out your cabinet shelf and easily access the back of your cabinets without having to reach all the way back or pulling out everything in the front.

 

This is just one of many small splurges that make a big difference. I have worked on projects across Menlo Park and Los Altos where we have a high/low approach to spending budget on the home. It all requires a ton of thought and planning to allocate the budget to the appropriate places so one feels comfortable splurging on the things that are important to them.

 

Remember, splurges are not only important but necessary and healthy, because the pleasure they provide promotes a better relationship with your money. In the end, you are always more comfortable and confident in your decisions and the home is truly an extension of you. That is always my goal.

Need help with figuring out your interior design on a remodel or custom home? Contact us today.

 

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Los Altos Contemporary Rebuild

This is a whole house remodel with small addition to modernize all the infrastructure of the home as well as change the exterior aesthetic. The entire structure is 3,400sf including a 2-car attached garage. There is significant demolition and rearrangement of the interior walls allowing for a more efficient, contemporary living style.

Location

  • California

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  • Architecture, Interior Design, and Build

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Cupertino Eichler Rebuild

In collaboration with Klopf Architecture, Timeline is remodeling a Cupertino Eichler with upgrades to electrical and HVAC, improved radiant heating, new roofing and waterproofing, insulation throughout the home, and a new kitchen.

Location

  • California

Photography

  • Panaskopic Productions

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  • Build