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You’re ready to renovate or refresh your space and poised to meet with your Calgary interior designer. To get maximum results from your designer’s expertise, here are some ideas to help you prepare.

Our profession owes a great deal to HGTV – having watched designers work their magic on television, people now have a much better idea of what designers can actually do for them. A Calgary interior designer certainly has the ability to envision spaces and rooms in completely different ways. This re-visioning can be difficult for a homeowner; it can be challenging to see beyond what is currently there.

Below are some ideas to help you prepare and get maximum results from your designer’s expertise:

Project Goals

Project Inspiration

Whenever I am meeting clients for the first time, I ask them to prepare for our meeting by pulling some photos that appeal to them from the internet ( is a great source of images) or from magazines. If you’d like to take it a step further, creating a mood board to communicate with your Calgary interior designer would be ideal! We wrote a blog about this very process. Find it here. When we meet they are a useful tool to discuss what is appealing in each photo and why it speaks to the homeowner. (It can be equally useful and sometimes easier to start the discussion with what you don’t want).

Tools and Resources

Gather up floor plans and drawings and whatever technical information you can regarding your home. What year was your home built? Are you able to get a copy of your home’s floor plans? Having these at the ready can save time and money in the preparation of project drawings. If the drawings are complete, they will provide valuable information regarding the structural design of your home.

Great design comes as a result of three factors coming together in a cohesive way:

A good designer will be intensely interested in you and your family – the goal is to make your home feel and work better for YOU – not to impose the designer’s vision on your family.

Krista Hermanson Design & Construction is a Calgary interior designer and construction company. We have worked with many families in Calgary to help bring their visions for their homes to life. Perhaps these tips will inspire you to get started with your design journey.

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