Every great design begins with a well thought out design program. In the world of residential architecture, we sometimes refer to that program as the "wish list." Your wish list is not only the spaces and amenities that you would like, but even more importantly, what are you looking for out of your remodel? How do you want your life to be in the renovated home? So the first thing that you have to do to develop your program is the same thing that you do when you make any expensive purchase and that is determine what is it that is driving your need to have this improved environment and what is the primary benefit you want to gain from it. It may be a simple as, I can not stand the light in this house, or we need more privacy and our own bath and space away from the kids, or the kitchen is just too dark and dreary. It is statements like this that we are looking for what is really bugging you. A key reason to develop a good program is that it provides focus and a reference point for you to return to over and over again to make sure that your design enables your lifestyle objectives. This is critical. Working with a design professional who is a good listener is key. Make sure you feel secure in the sense that the designer is passionate about helping you understand what you want and helping you get there. Much like doctors, design professionals need to take note of all the "symptoms" before they prescribe a course of action. Visit our beautiful showroom & full service design, installation & remodeling center. Contact us today to schedule an appointment, weekends available by appointment only.