PLANNING YOUR RENOVATION?
WHO DO YOU TALK TO AND WHERE DO YOU GO TO GET YOUR RENOVATION UNDERWAY?
1. Do you talk to a builder first?
2. Get the plans drawn up first?
3. Ask a designer?
Confused? Procrastinating? Unsure?
WHAT YOU NEED IS SOMEONE TO HELP
Someone who can share highly creative ideas and develop a new vision for your home
BEFORE you embark on costly plans or asking for a builders quote.
I am fortunate to have the innate ability to create a vision in my mind of how spaces can look and how they should work. It makes me laugh because my clients often look at me with a puzzled look and say, “Carmen, I just can’t see it.” So I draw it, show them pictures, give them examples and this leads to what I like to call the “ah-ha” moment. That is when a smile appears on their face, their heart starts to flutter a little and they get excited. Then we set to work in collaboration to breathe life into these ideas and create a plan for how we are going to make it happen. I thoroughly enjoy designing spaces together and being able to not only make them look beautiful but to be considerate of the practical elements of the design so that they work for you each and every day.
As a design and renovation consultant, I work closely with you to help you through the process. Using my renovation, building and design skills and contacts within the industry, I am able to bring together the people and resources that we need to get your renovation underway quickly and without compromising style and quality. It goes a little like this…”Let me explain what would look great, this is when we can get started and these are the people who are going to help us do it.”
Good design is about making sure your spaces are practical, easy to live in, flow well and make you feel happy in your home environment. Poor design leads to frustration because living in badly designed spaces is challenging especially when there is a lack of good storage. My ideas are down to earth and I certainly don’t have my head in the clouds when it comes to budgets. I am no design snob!
RENOVATION PLANNING PACKAGE
NEED IDEAS FOR YOUR RENOVATION DESIGN?
Get great out-of-the-box ideas for your renovation design.
Not sure how to progress? I will help create a great concept
plan and get the right people on board to help make it a reality.
NEED GREAT INTERIOR DESIGN TO COMPLETE IT?
Need help to choose the right colours and finishes?
I am here to guide you through and ensure your renovation looks fab!
We asked Carmen to come and give us some ideas on how we could better use our favourite area of our house that was being underutilised before we proceeded with a kitchen renovation. Carmen came in with amazing ideas that flowed and created a vision for us that not one of the previous three kitchen designers had seen or thought of. She sketched 2 possible ideas free hand which gave us the confidence to pick our current design. We were so impressed we asked Carmen to draw formal plans we could take with us to get consistent quotes. Not only do we now have those but also a folio consolidating our ideas for finishes and checklists on how to proceed. We would highly recommend (and have) carmen’s services to anyone who needs someone with creative solutions to any renovation. Thanks, Carmen.Lena & Tim