Imagine my delight, after moving into the new neighborhood last fall, to learn this designer is a neighbor just down the street!
As we got to know one another over the next several months we realized our skills and specific areas of interests within design are a wonderful compliment to one another. When I got a lead on a kitchen remodel that required reworking a large portion of the main floor layout, I knew Dianne was the person to work with. Having worked together well on this project we look forward to many similar opportunities in the future. Dianne is very skilled in space planning and moving a wall or two if needed, whereas my interests lie in the multitude of selections and details after the dirty work has been done.
In a post Dianne wrote yesterday she outlines the steps taken to get from the Before Floor Plan shown below:
To the After Floor Plan here:
Apart from the changes which make the kitchen a much more usable space, the aspect of this project that I think has the biggest impact is the reworked entrance to the garage. Before the only way to access the garage was through the combined powder/laundry room. Now there is a direct path through a new combination mudroom/laundry room, allowing the powder room to be just that! (Nearly brilliant I think!)
Make sure to visit her informative blog, simplydesign, to see more about this and other projects.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Meet the very talented Dianne, of SimplyDesign.