Times they are a Changing in Interior Design and Remodeling
I was recently asked to be the expert regarding “full service remodeling and interior design” as part of a panel of designers presenting to the Interior Design Business Practice Class at Canada College. With experience comes a wonderfully unique vantage point and I was excited to weigh in on the hot topics in our industry today. Much has changed and I have been there to see it first-hand as it has.
Then and Now – Material Choices for Interior Design and Remodeling
In preparation for this class, I began to think about what the business was like when I started my business and how it has changed. Thirty years ago, one could very easily be a generalist. That is to say, the training for designers applied to every designer, and the need to be a specialist was not as great. Only basic knowledge in the following areas was required:
- Flooring materials
- Plumbing fixtures
- Windows and doors
- Wall finishes
Now, however, it is really important to specialize on one particular area, as all of these have become so complex that anyone of these could be a an area of expertise in and of itself. This is the reason that I have aligned myself with some of the best specialist in the industry. They stay focused on what they do know best, leaving me time to do what I do best. And together, we create stunning interiors. After all, it is all about providing the best for the client.
Carol Woodard – Woodard and Associates