Archive for April, 2010

Sometimes I am just a Project Manager!

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

The last 3 of my design jobs have been clients who are in houses that are too small for their lifestyle and family. The main reason they called me is because they had so many space issues they just didn’t know where to start.

A surprisingly big part of my job as a design consultant is being a project manager. I basically give the client a list, to use as a guide, of what THEY need to do and what I will be doing for them . I find that people like to scratch things off a list and I often get excited emails from them saying “I did this, this and this from your list!!” All of this eventually leads them to the satisfying end result of their new, organized, up-dated space.

 Sometimes I guess I am just a project manager!
Up next… latest staging success!




Yes, I sell blinds and shutters too!

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Last week I attended a product knowledge seminar at Hunter Douglas Window Fashions in Brampton.
I have been selling blinds and shutters for over 18 years. It is a fast paced industry and I can’t believe how much I learned even though I sell myself as a blind specialist!
Hunter Douglas is one of my favorite blind suppliers and I always love to learn about their new and innovative products they are introducing for the year!
Up next….sometimes I’m just a project manager!


Monday, April 12th, 2010

2010 Readers Choice AwardI am proud to announce that Universal Concepts Design and Staging Solutions was awarded the Hamilton Community News Readers Choice 1st place Diamond Winner for Best Interior Design Business for 2010!!! Thank you for your support!

Up next…Updating my knowledge-window coverings seminar

Key Factors that Affect Staging Prices

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

The cost of using a home stager depends on a few basic factors:

THE SIZE – A 2500 square foot home generally won’t cost as much to spruce up as a 5000 square foot home

THE CONDITION – If the home shows the wear and tear of its age, it will likely require more work to stage it properly

THE AMOUNT OF CLUTTER – The less there is to pack and sort through, the easier it is to stage it

HOW MUCH THE HOMEOWNER CAN DO ON THEIR OWN – If the homeowner can do their own painting or packing, it would save from having to hire professionals

Up next….UCDSS Award announcement!