Nothing is more important than adhering – at least broadly – to a budget.

Your job is to be clear about how much money you wish to dedicate to the project, whether it be simply a new sofa or an entire room, or an entire floor.

My job is to have a reasonable sense of the various costs for varying levels of tiles, cabinets and other materials in the kitchen to fabric on the sectional to the floorings and rugs to the flagstone outside.

It IS possible to reach something that everyone can be happy with.

Creativity comes in many forms, including how to make the most out of the least money.

I am not here to impose my interior-designer will upon you. But you WILL find me bursting with creative ideas that may cost little or nothing to accomplish.

Sometimes just reconfiguring the space can save you a LOT of heartache AND money.