Renovation or Remodeling?
The words "remodel" and "renovate" are frequently used interchangeably when it comes to interior design. But in our practice, these terms are really two different things. The difference between them is that a renovation refers primarily to restoring something to a previous condition, form and state. Remodel refers to taking what you have and making changes to increase the functionality of the interior... based of course on the desires of the current owners and resident.
Many of our projects have elements of both. Much depends on the existing condition of the interior, to what degree the projects require upgrading and the value such work increases the property value.
A new project we've started was created by a well-known architect, William Cody, during the 1980s. But thru the years, changes were made - good and bad - and that with new owners, is now in need of several updates. So we're contemplating how best to outline the scope of work by faithfully keeping the clean simple lines that reflect the mid-century designs from 40 years ago.
Here is a sneak preview of the preliminary designs. ...
Michael is an award winning interior designer based in Palm Desert, CA. He is a Professional Member of the American Society of Interior Designers and a member of the ASID College of Fellows.
As a Certified Aging In Place Specialist, he creates smart looking spaces that are safe and secure and create homes for a lifetime.
And with thirty plus years in the profession, he has honed his humor, elevated his passion for design and sharpened his wit to not take anything too seriously except his design work.