Comparing Reality to Television

I just wanted to write a quick blurb about renovating and decorating. Many misinterpret the length of time certain projects take because of the television shows the public watches.  The  ‘Do It Yourself’ projects or just a regular home makeover shows completed in one weekend.  Please keep in mind proper space planning is a must, you cannot just order pieces of furniture that look good and pray that they fit. You need to plan ahead. You cannot just put one coat of paint on and it will dry immediately – ready for the next coat! If you are doing a kitchen or bathroom renovation, mediums take time to set, like your grout, plaster, etc., not to mention the lead time for working drawings, cabinet builds etc. . Again, I just want to avoid the surprise when you hire your designer and they inform you of the time needed to fulfill your project. These are just a few examples that are not shared about reality on television. Also, this timeline does not include any unexpected occurrences that may arise during the redesign or renovation. This is reality, not television. But reality makes everything exciting and every project is a great experience for both me, the designer, and you, the client. Have a great day!

About Catherine Pulcine

I founded CPI Interiors in 1998. I have over 29 years of extensive experience in residential interior design and decorating. Having worked with over 6,000 clients in the Ottawa area since 1998. Previously having work for an exclusive home interiors retailer to the Ottawa's foremost home builder, I has established a professional wealth of knowledge that I have built on by hiring professionals to work with me. This translates into a superior ability to offer a complete package of design & decorating services for any client's needs. I am a member of the Decorators and Designers Association of Canada, a member of the Capital Business Association and a Member of the West Ottawa Board of Trade. I am a past member of the Board of Directors of The Better Business Bureau of Ottawa. I am also past president of Kanata Chapter of BNI.
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