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April 3, 2011

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May News – Sandella at Scottsdale Home and Garden Show

May 5, 2010

 

SCOTTSDALE HOME AND GARDEN SHOW 

 

Come see us at the Scottsdale Home and Garden Show on May 7 – 9 (Fri, Sat & Sun) from 10:00 – 5:00.  At the Home and Design Idea Center

 

HDIC showcases a colossal collection of products and services from homebuilders, interior designers, remodelers and landscapers.  It also features home décor and furnishings. 

 

Explore 40,000 square feet of pure inspiration! 

 

SANDELLA CUSTOM HOMES & INTERIORS

Home and Design Center

19120 N. Pima Road

Scottsdale, AZ 85255


11 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF TO DETERMINE IF YOU SHOULD HIRE AN INTERIOR DESIGNER by Cheryl Sandella

March 17, 2010

 

11 Questions to ask yourself to determine if you should hire an Interior Designer

  1. Do you know how to make the right choices when there are so many options to choose from?
  2. Do you have the time and energy to shop, research and oversee the project?  
  3. Do you know how to best spend your “design dollars” wisely? 
  4. Would you know how to properly schedule the work needed to be done? 
  5. Do you know where to purchase furnishings, fabrics, art and accessories without paying retail prices? 
  6. How would you know what a fair price is and if the price matches the quality? 
  7. What questions would you ask when hiring a tradesman or working with a manufacturer? 
  8. Do you know how to create the proper color scheme for your home? 
  9. How would you know what materials to select for a remodel project? 
  10. Would you know what workroom to choose to make your window treatments, pillows or bedding?
  11. Who would be an advocate for you?

 A good designer doesn’t expect you to know all of the above unless you’ve done those tasks numerous times before. 

By hiring a professional designer, you will get their seasoned advice and guidance as well as access to all of their resources that would otherwise be unavailable to most consumers. 

A designer’s ability and knowledge will prevent costly mistakes and provide solutions to the challenges that often present themselves in every project no matter how big or small. 

Designers know who to contact to execute the job; they have the leverage to get things done on time and within budget.   

Many times couples have different taste and style.  A professional designer will act as the liaison to work though the challenge by offering solutions that will benefit the design program and therefore please both. 

A good designer is mindful of a client’s time and therefore will be the store to you! 

Hiring a professional designer will give you peace of mind; knowing that everything will be completed and so much attention will be given to the overall design plan and the details that go into making a home a special place for you! 

 

Remember a good design is only as good as its execution.  

 © 2010 SANDELLA CUSTOM HOMES AND INTERIORS, LLC.  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Want to know how to create a design workbook go to http://www.sandella.net – it’s free!

About Cheryl:

Cheryl Sandella, Interior Designer ASID Allied Member, works with her husband and partner of 30 years, Al Sandella, General Contractor. They own Sandella Custom Homes and Interiors in Fountain Hills Arizona and design, remodel and build homes in the valley. To read more about her go to http://www.sandella.net/aboutus/aboutus.html

WANT TO USE THIS ARTICLE IN YOUR NEWSLETTER, BLOG OR WEB SITE? You can, as long as you include this complete blurb with it: Cheryl Sandella, Interior Designer publishes a monthly eZine called “Bespoke Home”. If you want Tools, Tips and Guidance to design, remodel and build your custom home, be sure to get your complimentary subscription at http://www.sandella.net

Cheryl Sandella

Sandella Custom Homes & Interiors

PO Box 18132

Fountain Hills, AZ 85269

480.836.1543 – office

480.816.4233 – Cheryl’s personal line

http://www.sandella.net


20 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Professional Designer by Cheryl Sandella

March 17, 2010

 

The following information provided below is to help you make an informed decision with regards to hiring an interior designer for your next project.

20 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE A PROFESSIONAL INTERIOR DESIGNER

  1. Expertise to plan, schedule, execute and manage your project
  2. Problem solvers
  3. Create a designed space base on your budget and lifestyle needs
  4. Avoid costly mistakes 
  5. A database of vendors, contractors and other service providers 
  6. Obtains resources that you might not be able to find on your own 
  7. Comprehensive knowledge of products, materials and finishes 
  8. Provide specifications and/or purchases for materials, furniture, art and accessories 
  9. Pull together spaces that are attractive AND functional 
  10. Assist in helping you organize your thoughts, wants and needs 
  11. Pay close attention to design and detail 
  12. Arrange a room where color, furniture, fabrics and accessories all flow together 
  13. Skilled in space planning and has the knowledge to balance a room 
  14. Consideration to purpose, comfort, organization and storage 
  15. Assist with new construction, renovation, kitchen and bath remodel 
  16. Customize home offices, theater rooms, fitness areas and other personalized spaces 
  17. Creative eye and artistic flair 
  18. Ability to visualize an idea 
  19. Position your surroundings to positively affect your mood and well-being 
  20. Make your dreams a reality!

© 2010 SANDELLA CUSTOM HOMES AND INTERIORS, LLC.  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

What to know how to create your own design workbook go to http://www.sandella.net – it’s free!

About Cheryl:

Cheryl Sandella, Interior Designer ASID Allied Member, works with her husband and partner of 30 years, Al Sandella, General Contractor. They own Sandella Custom Homes and Interiors in Fountain Hills Arizona and design, remodel and build homes in the valley. To read more about her go to http://www.sandella.net/aboutus/aboutus.html

WANT TO USE THIS ARTICLE IN YOUR NEWSLETTER, BLOG OR WEB SITE? You can, as long as you include this complete blurb with it: Cheryl Sandella, Interior Designer publishes a monthly eZine called “Bespoke Home”. If you want Tools, Tips and Guidance to design, remodel and build your custom home, be sure to get your complimentary subscription at http://www.sandella.net

Cheryl Sandella

Sandella Custom Homes & Interiors

PO Box 18132

Fountain Hills, AZ 85269

480.836.1543 – office

480.816.4233 – Cheryl’s personal line

http://www.sandella.net


Why Hire a Professional Designer by Cheryl Sandella

March 17, 2010

According to the American Society of Interior Design there are many reasons why you would benefit by having an interior designer involved in your project. 

I am a member of ASID and frequent their website.  I came across this article and would like to share it with all of you. 

The following information provided below is to help you make an informed decision with regards to hiring an interior designer for your next project.

Why Hire a Professional Designer

In addition to their in-depth knowledge of products, materials and finishes, professional designers have the training and expertise to plan, schedule, execute and manage your project from start to finish.  They know and work closely with many vendors, contractors and other service providers, coordinating and orchestrating the entire design team.  Designers also provide specification and purchasing services to procure materials, furniture, accessories and art, some of which you might not be able to find on your own.

When you hire an interior designer, you get the benefit of an experienced professional who can solve problems, help you avoid costly mistakes and, most importantly, create an attractive, affordable space designed specifically to meet your lifestyle needs.

Whether you’re building a new home or remodeling a single room, you want the finished space to be attractive, comfortable and functional.  It needs to fit the way you live, as well as reflect your personal style and taste. 

Interior design addresses all these concerns and more.  Images of beautifully appointed and arranged rooms are usually what first come to mind when one thinks of interior design.  Color, fabric, furniture, art and ornamentation are indeed important elements in the overall design.  How the environments we inhabit look and feel greatly affect our mood and sense of well-being.

But interior design also involves many practical and technical considerations that affect comfort, function and safety.  Among these are lighting, acoustics, space planning, organization and storage, scale, accommodation of special needs, fire safety and compliance with local building codes.

Interior projects include new construction, renovation, historic restoration and model homes.  Specialty areas within the home include the kitchen, bath, home theater, home office and home health care and fitness areas.

Professional interior designers can do so much more than recommend furniture, fabrics and colors.  They have a creative eye and artistic flair, but that’s only the beginning.  An interior designer has aesthetic, practical and technical expertise in all the elements that make up an interior environment.  He or she understands how people use and respond to these elements, not just individually but as the elements interact with one another.  Any number of services and suppliers can provide and install items for the home.  Some offer advice on selecting colors, patterns and materials or on arranging the furniture and accessories in a room. 

When you hire an interior designer, you get the benefit of an experienced professional who can solve problems, help you avoid costly mistakes and, most importantly, create an attractive, affordable space designed specifically to meet your lifestyle needs.

You can read many articles by visiting http://www.asid.org  

© 2010 SANDELLA CUSTOM HOMES AND INTERIORS, LLC.  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Want to know how to create a design notebook?  Go to http://www.sandella.net – its free!

About Cheryl:

Cheryl Sandella, Interior Designer ASID Allied Member, works with her husband and partner of 30 years, Al Sandella, General Contractor. They own Sandella Custom Homes and Interiors in Fountain Hills Arizona and design, remodel and build homes in the valley. To read more about her go to http://www.sandella.net/aboutus/aboutus.html

WANT TO USE THIS ARTICLE IN YOUR NEWSLETTER, BLOG OR WEB SITE? You can, as long as you include this complete blurb with it: Cheryl Sandella, Interior Designer publishes a monthly eZine called “Bespoke Home”. If you want Tools, Tips and Guidance to design, remodel and build your custom home, be sure to get your complimentary subscription at http://www.sandella.net

Cheryl Sandella

Sandella Custom Homes & Interiors

PO Box 18132

Fountain Hills, AZ 85269

480.836.1543 – office

480.816.4233 – Cheryl’s personal line

http://www.sandella.net