As realtors, we wind up wearing many hats. We joke that we can play a range of roles from realtor, friend, matchmaker, interior designer and therapist to marriage counselor. With a process as emotionally charged as buying or selling a home, we need to be able to be empathic listeners, advisors (when solicited), and fonts of information about whom to call about which question or issue.
I spent an hour with a long standing client the other day, looking at a charming house from 1790. We were fantasizing about the many ways she could take a charmingly awkward space, and transform it into a usable space for her, without losing the charm of the era which drew her to the house in the first place. There are few things I find as enticing as a great "before and after" design story in a magazine or design blog. Or, even better, to see a home transformed by talented designer, architect or builder.
I was perusing the Apartment Therapy blog today, and came across a fun story about the transformation of an awkward space into an attractive and functional closet, on an Ikea budget nonetheless! I felt compelled to share it here on our blog.
Before & After: IKEA to the Rescue for a Sloped-Ceiling Closet
Brit realizes she's lucky to have decent-sized closets in her 1924 Seattle home, but the walk-in closet in the master still felt tiny and cramped because of the very sloped ceiling. She really wanted to retain the old house charm but to bring the organization into this century.