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How to create your own interior lifestyle for 2021 

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When the pandemic first hit in March 2020, people had to adjust to interior living fast. Now we’re a year in, and people haven’t just adjusted, they’ve evolved their spaces into a fully functional interior lifestyle! Good Space has received great inspiration from clients wanting to adapt their homes to more indoor living, even having to think a little outside-of-the-box! For instance, bedrooms have become offices, living rooms into gyms, and garages into sacred spaces just for you. Instead of seeing this as the “new normal”, we see it as the human capacity for adapting.

This has created interior design as we’ve never seen before, and we want to share these ideas with you so you can start planning your own creative space. We have worked on 2 interior design plans and are currently working on 1 plan that gives our clients new interior lifestyles. This includes: 

  • a his and hers shared office and a sewing area just for him
  • building a She-Shed for a mom to find a creative retreat in, 
  • and a basement “Batcave” that a family can enjoy entertainment in. 

Read below to find out how we infused the new interior lifestyle for each of these projects. 

Sewing Room Delight 

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Husband’s Sewing Room Plan

Do you have a room for your specific hobby? This is always important so you have a place to express yourself and grow your skills. We featured our client’s cozy Bungalow in an extensive case study a while back, but there was one room we didn’t feature. This is the husband’s brand new sewing room and their fun two workstation office.

In the initial Inform Phase, we planned out with them what they wanted the space to accomplish. The husband loved to sew but didn’t feel like he had the room to do it and they each wanted a workstation for their various projects. We then devised a Good Space Plan Online to put the sewing area in the home office while maintaining two work areas. We sourced them functional desks, storage, while reusing existing bookshelves and specified millwork design that could give him a place to sew in a small space. 

What this design tells us is no matter how small a space may be – there is always room to utilize. Take a look around the room you’re in right now. Are there nooks and corners that aren’t being used? This is the best way to create a hobby space for your new interior lifestyle. 

She-Shed for a Busy Mom

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Dwaina Sprague She Shed

Our founder Dwaina’s blog on her She-Shed was hugely popular! In it she talked about the need to create a shed in her backyard just for her. She said the “size of a space doesn’t matter, but the intention does”. For busy moms and partners who have a lot on their plate, finding a space to retreat and relax that’s just for them is important for your overall wellbeing. That’s where the She-Shed has become so revolutionary. 

“Size doesn’t matter but the intention does.” – Dwaina Sprague

Our new client echoes the feelings a lot of working moms share right now. Women still do most of the heavy lifting for domestic responsibilities. Plus, work is done primarily at home now (thanks Covid)! Our client needed a place to seek calm, relax, study and get some work done and that’s why we’re creating a personalized She-Shed.

She-Sheds are different for each woman, but they have this in common: 

  • Warm and comfortable in design, 
  • Highlights your hobby or specific things that spark joy,
  • A place to reflect and dance or stretch or just sit on the floor and meditate.
  • Always includes a potential for extra seating and that extra teacup to share the moments. 

We hope this new She-Shed will be ready by this summer. Until then we’re enjoying creating a space for our client that she can call her own. 

Entertainment Batcave for the Whole Family

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The new interior lifestyle is not just about spaces for work and meditation, they’re also for fun! It’s important that we enjoy the time we spend indoors right now. What better way to do that then create an entertainment room for the whole family! 

Our client recently built a custom basement entertainment room, or “Batcave” as he calls it. In it we used a bold wall colour to give a sense of grounding. We sourced them a stunning and comfortable custom sectional from Van Gogh Designs, plus a media unit from Mobital Group. The entire renovation was done with the professional help of Lyle Construction. It’s now a room befitting for Bruce Wayne and an entertainment space that every family deserves. 

We can’t wait to see the movie marathons they binge while enjoying their new interior lifestyle in this room. 

How to create your own multifunctional space

With these great examples of functional design done differently, we bet you are eager to start to recreate your own space! Well, we are happy to start you in the right direction with a few tips. 

In the past, we wrote about how to create a sacred space. A sacred space is a small corner, room, or nook that is just for you to decompress after a long day. To create a sacred space you should: 

  • Declutter your space,
  • Giving purpose to your space,
  • And add the right lighting and ambiance.

Creating a multifunctional space is not that different from creating a sacred space. The main difference is you want your multifunctional space to be able to serve more than one purpose. Your living room may need to become a homeschool for your kids, and your garage may need to be a place for you to exercise right now. 

Here are the top tips on how to create a multifunctional space for your interior lifestyle from Canadian Home Trends:

Invest in Storage

Store away any unnecessary furniture or clutter that doesn’t serve the interior lifestyle you’re trying to accomplish. The amount of space in your home is more important than ever. Our frequent partner and favourite professional organizer SOS My Space can give the best advice on how to organize and store clutter. 

Use Every Inch of your Space

There are ways to maximize the entire surface area of your homes. For example, corner desks are a great way to utilize often forgotten corners into office spaces. They look great too! 

Design it Up

Multifunctional spaces still need to feel homey. Just because we’re adding practicality to it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t let the fun of design go. Make sure to add personal touches to your multifunctional space that are unique to you. This will make using your new space more fun and invigorating. The last thing we want is to turn your bedroom into a cubicle. 

Creating a creative, multifunctional space is what makes an interior lifestyle more fun! As we mentioned before, instead of seeing this as the “new normal”, we see it as a way for us to adapt and come out of it stronger than before. 

Not New Normal, New Lifestyle 

We’ve learned a lot from this pandemic through the bad and the good. But the best thing we can take from it is our newfound respect for and the privilege of our homes. Our homes give us so much to look forward to. It’s now the place we work, Zoom, educate, dance, exercise, and play in. Our newfound appreciation for our homes will be part of our lifestyles forever. 

Good Space wants you to look around your homes and make mental note of the functions each room gives you. Ask yourself if the room is doing each function to the best of its ability. If not then, we are more than ready to help you create your own hobby space, multifunctional space, She-Shed, or entertainment room. Contact us now to share what you would like to accomplish this year with your home and create the multifunctional space you’ve always dreamt of. 

 

Contact us for a quote!

 

Holiday Decorating and Space Redesigning Tips for Winter

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Tis the season for holiday decorating.

The air is getting crisp outside, which means the holiday season is around the corner. Even though you may not be having a big Christmas party at your house this year, a festive-looking home will help to lift your spirits for the holiday season. 

Whether you want to take this changing of the seasons as an opportunity to do a complete redesign of your space or just add elements to boost the festiveness of your home, an interior designer can help.

Let’s look at a few holiday decor tips you can do on your own and discuss what you need to know about starting an online interior design project at this time of year:

Holiday design and decor tips

It’s been a rough year for many of us. With the rising cases of COVID-19 in our province, we’re expecting many to be spending more time at home with their immediate families. You can help to raise everyone’s holiday spirit with a home that’s festively decorated inside and out. 

Here are some great tips for decorating your home for the holidays this year:

Swap seasonal colours

Winter is a great time to swap out key items in your home to change up the colour scheme. This season is great to feature traditional red and greens, frosty blues and whites, or glitzy silver and gold. Swap out pillows, accent pieces, and decor items to match the new colour scheme. 

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Decorate outside

Get festive by hanging up lights on your house and outdoor trees. We’ve seen some stunning holiday displays using wicker reindeer. Place a festive wreath on your front door to show off your holiday spirit.

Bring in new plants

The holiday season is perfect for displaying floral arrangements in your home. Consider getting a festive poinsettia for your coffee table or kitchen island or decorating with some fresh evergreen branches.

Use hurricane vases

These work year-round and you can swap out what’s inside based on the season. For winter, put some fresh cut evergreen branches, holly tree cuttings, or even fill them with holiday ornaments. 

Place your Christmas tree

If you celebrate Christmas, put your tree in a spot in your home where you can enjoy it the most. Make sure it doesn’t obstruct how you move through your home. If you have children consider putting it somewhere they can see as they walk down the stairs on Christmas morning.  

Decorate the table

This is a great place to decorate, even if you’re not hosting formal dinners this year. A festive table runner and centrepiece that matches your seasonal room color scheme or theme, can add a warm ambiance to your dining room. 

Greenery on the fireplace mantle

The options are nearly endless for what you can do with this space. A green garland or real evergreen/holly tree clippings look fantastic wrapped around some LED, battery-operated candles and holiday bits and bobs. 

An interior designer can help you choose the right holiday decor and decorate your home to fill it with Instagram-worthy shots while making your home comfortable and liveable.

But, if you feel that right now is the time for something a little more substantial and long-term for your home decor, then you might want to consider…

Starting an online interior design project in Winter 

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The changing of the seasons is a popular time to do a more in-depth redesign of your indoor spaces. If you’re getting a bit tired of your current home decor and design, maybe now is the best time to consider refreshing your space! 

Working with an online interior designer puts you in control of the project with the guidance of an expert assisting you every step of the way. When you work with online interior designers like the team at Good Space Plans Online, then all consults are done via video conferencing or the phone. No one outside your bubble or “Safe 6” ever enters your home. 

Here are the 3 steps of what you can expect when working with Good Space Plans Online:

Step 1 – Inform: What do you need?

Before undertaking any home design or decor project, it’s good to start with a look at your habits, lifestyle, personal style, and routines. 

We often ask our clients to collect pictures of designs, styles, and pieces they like. We also want to know a bit more about your lifestyle and habits. For example:

  • Do you have kids? 
  • How do you spend your time when you’re at home? 
  • Where are the main entrances and most trafficked areas of your home? 

If you plan to have regular overnight guests in the future when COVID restrictions are lifted, we will want to consider that in your plans. 

Once you put together your thoughts about the style you want, your interior designer will ask you to take a few measurements of your space and existing features and furniture. Then, they will start shopping around to source suggestions for the perfect furniture, decor, and floor plans to reflect your unique personality, style, and needs. 

Step 2 – Enlighten: Let’s make your plan

This is when your Good Space interior design team works their magic to research, shop, and design your space! Giving you your very own design plan to follow. At your next meeting with your interior designer, they will share new floor plans and provide options for every element, including floors, walls, windows, and ceilings if they were part of your design request. 

When doing an interior decorating project near the holiday season, your plan may include temporarily moving furniture and other items to accommodate cheery holiday decor. Your designer will explain everything in your design plan and this is your opportunity to ask questions so you can further customize your designs. 

Step 3 – Inspire: Finalizing your designs

Now that you and your designer have chatted more in-depth about your proposed design plans. Your designer will take your feedback and suggestions and create the finalized design plan. Then your final plan will include all the details of every element of your project. This may also include sourcing the products for you. 

The next steps move at your own pace and can be adjusted based on your schedule. Your online interior designer has given you everything you need to purchase and create the space of your dreams when you’re ready to get started on your own time. 

Get a free estimate!

Ready to elevate the space you’re living in? Visit our free estimate link to learn how much or how little it costs for the home of your dreams! You can also call us to book your Good Space plan today and begin transforming your home for the holiday season and beyond.

Furnishing your space with Good Space Plans Online

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Now that fall is finally here, you may be looking for timely and cost-effective ways for furnishing your space. Perhaps with online interior design plans to improve and beautify your home. Does Full-Service interior design sound expensive and time-consuming? Is your space dark and not functioning well as we head into the winter season? 

If that’s the case then you will want to learn how our Online Interior Design plans can help you furnish your space. As well as address the function, surfaces, light, and goods in your space while adding savings to your bank account! 

Online Interior Design Versus Full Service Interior Design

Unlike full-service interior design, which is an ongoing hourly and percentage fee process with the designer overseeing the project once the design is completed. Online interior design plans are a set fee and are overseen by the client once the design is completed. You are able to implement your Good Space Plan Online as your time and budget allow.

Functioning well in your space while also understanding the WHY behind every piece recommended in a Good Space Plan Online is the heart of what our interior designers do. The online interior design process is achievable, affordable, and accessible. You’ll never need an interior designer to even step into your space! 

How do we furnish your place without actually being in it? We’ll quickly go over it now:

Inform 

Where we meet through an interactive online call to learn more about you, your lifestyle, your people and pets, your budget, and the vision you have for your space. Your dedicated Interior Designer reviews your submitted information through your private project portal. This is where we get to know YOU! 

Enlighten

From that initial call, we take all the information we learned from the Inform phase, bring it together, and develop a preliminary design plan for you. Then we book your Enlighten meeting. This Enlighten presentation will include; to-scale function floor plans and options for everything that will go on your floors, walls, windows & ceilings – your lighting and your goods/furnishings. 

Inspire

After you select your preferences on your Enlighten plan, your interior designer uses your selections to build your finalized Good Space Plan Online. Then it’s up to you to follow your Good Space Plan to implement and oversee the design as your time & budget allow. 

All Good Space Plans Online follow this three-step process and we highly recommend putting you and your space first. You deserve to feel GOOD in your home! And you can stay home while you do it with online interior design through Good Space. We can’t wait to meet YOU! 

Furnishing on a budget

As the leaves fall and the air gets crisp, we’re heading into autumn and a more indoor lifestyle. Therefore, let’s make our homes a place we are happy to spend our day in. We want to create your balanced living and workspace you’ve always imagined. We know firsthand how much your mood and thoughts change considerably through being in a space you love. We’ve learned from COVID-19 this year on how important space is to our emotions, mental health, physical health, and mindfulness. Let’s make your home a place you feel good in.

We understand how COVID-19 has been hard for many families this year. We may not be able to spend money like we used to, however, that doesn’t mean we can’t take care of ourselves and the spaces we live, work or play in. Online Interior Design plans with Good Space take care of you – it is a custom interior design plan, created with you and for you that you can implement yourself. 

How much does a Good Space Plan cost? They start at $1,400.00 – significantly more affordable than full-service interior design because you are paying for interior design expertise through the creative and sourcing portion. Through the design process, you become informed and empowered to be the project manager for the implementation. 

Even at a more affordable price, our commitment to quality remains high. In your Good Space Plan Online, we select new pieces for what you need, while honoring what you want to keep, and you also have a full to-scale interior design plan that leaves no specification left out. It’s the perfect deal! 

Good Space Plans Online for Your Space

Now that you know what an online interior design plan is, maybe you just need a few design inspirations to help you with your own vision. Here is some function plans Good Space Plans Online has done in the past. 

Living Rooms 

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Living rooms continue to be Good Space Plans Online’s most popular plan option.

Living room plans are perfect for the fall because it’s the room most used as we head inside during colder weather. 

Our clients in Surrey BC created this stunning living room all from their Good Space Plan Online, which took less than 6 months to complete and we were able to retain their existing sofa & chairs and they were struggling to make function prior to their Good Space Plan. 

Bedrooms

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Bedrooms are also a popular option for a Good Space Plan. Our Surrey clients agreed it was time for a bedroom upgrade. In the pic above we changed the furniture of the space to create serenity and calmness. We sourced a new bed for our clients from Van Gogh Designs and night tables from Huppe. It’s now become a cozy sanctuary for them. If you are asking yourself if it’s time for a new bed or mattress, then this is the perfect moment to consider our Bedroom Good Space Plan Package. 

Dining Rooms

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Another popular plan is our dining room plan. As mentioned before, with the holidays coming up, it’s important to create a welcoming space for you and your family. Imagine and work with us to bring your vision to life with our Good Space Plans Online. For a fraction of the cost of full-service interior design, we can help you source one-of-a-kind furniture such as this stunning chandelier seen here from Robert Abbey for our Surrey client. 

 

Get your home holiday-ready with an Online Interior Design Plan

We want to help get your space autumn and holiday-ready. Our Good Space Plans address the Function, Surfaces, Light & Goods in your space. As we move into the winter season, we can give you a comprehensive and easy to follow plan. Afterward, the design plan will make you say “It feels so good to be home!” Visit our self-quote page and choose the “Your Space” package to get an initial quote for your Good Space Plan. 

Looking for more than just furnishing?

Sometimes our furnishing plans need a bit more than sourcing goods. You may want a little renovation added here and there too. In that case, Good Space Plans Online can always fit your needs easily. If you’re curious about our renovation packages, then read our blog here. 

 

If you’re ready to begin planning your furnishing plan, click this link and we can begin to help you to feel good at home. You deserve it!  

 

Let’s Go Swimming – 5 best towels

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The summer sun may be setting soon, but that doesn’t mean you need to fold your beach towels away. Instead, now’s the perfect time to be investing in new ones! You heard us right. With all the new variety and end of summer sales going on, it’s the perfect time to be getting new beach towels. Good Space is a HUGE fan of beach towels, and we know just how to choose the right ones that can last all year round. 

Who knew there were so many types of beach towels?

Who knew there were so many new options for beach towels?! Well, we’ve always been fans. But now the variety of towels have taken off with options that include ultra-soft, sand-proof, bigger sizes, and a myriad of colors and designs. You can even find ones that are quick to dry.

What makes a beach towel “better” than any others? Here’s what we believe. 

Beach towels versus bath towels 

The first thing we have to mention is that beach towels are not the same as bath towels. Even though they’re both towels meant to dry you off, we don’t recommend bringing bath towels to the beach. 

Beach towels are made for the beach. They are generally bigger in size and much more durable so they can withstand the sand and elements that get thrown at them outside. In order to keep your bath towels soft to the touch and intact, we suggest keeping them in the bathroom where they belong. Instead, let’s learn what makes the beach towel different.  

Size of the beach towels

Towels come in all sizes depending on what use you have for them. When buying a beach towel you want it to be able to hold your entire body comfortably. We would say around roughly 60” x 30” should suffice. However, if you want to hold multiple people you can get an even bigger beach towel that’s around 60” x 50”.

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Material

The material quality affects the absorption, which is important. You can usually tell the quality of the towel by the GSM (grams per square meter). GSM is the standard measurement for the weight and quality of towels (and all fabrics). It is a measure of density, and higher GSM cotton towels are normally heavier and have a higher capacity for absorption. 

Normally, towels range between 300 – 700 GSM. A good beach towel should be around 500-900 GSM. To find a towel’s GSM, check on the tag or label before buying them. Some great beach towels with high GSM and patterns that are to die for are Pendleton Oversized Pattern Beach Towels.

Beach Towel Design

Beach Towels

With beach towels, you definitely want to stand out! The beach is a bright, fun, and open space. Beach towels shouldn’t be monochromatic, but should instead match that beachy environment while also reflecting your own unique style. The classic beach stripe towels are always in. But why not zest it up a bit and get fun, vibrant patterns, and colours such as orange, polka-dot, zebra, and swirls. Whatever style accents you the most should be the one to pick. 

Ethically and Locally Sourced

Buying fair trade ensures that you are helping someone make a liveable wage for the work they’re providing. Plus, the quality of the product is going to be much better. Here are some of our favourite ethical and/or locally sourced beach towels to buy. 

Tofino Towel Company 

  • Are LOCAL and BC made! 
  • Have ROUND towels, how cool is that
  • Also, have beautiful beach robes to match your fun towel 
  • Made using eco-friendly methods and all-natural materials and dyes. 
  • oversized beach towels are highly absorbent, quick-drying, compact, and great at shedding sand, both off the towel and your skin.

Slow Tide Beach Towels

  • Do some fantastic limit edition towel patterns
  • Are high-quality cotton and made here in North America 
  • Have fun patterns 
  • Are thinner so it makes it easier to pack 
  • Come in multiple sizes – medium-sized beach towel & large sized beach towel.

Ban.do Towels

  • What really has me falling in love with these towels are the patterns 
  • They have the most hilarious slogans and colours
  • They are eye-catching and a lot more affordable than other towels out there
  • Slightly lower GSM, so towels are thinner.

Nomadix Towels

  • Have quick dry travel/pack out towels with a bit of a more rough feel
  • Are sustainable products 
  • Comes in fun sizes 
  • Pack up easily 
  • Dry quickly. 

With the right towel, life’s a beach!

We hope this blog has offered you new ideas about what to think about and where you want to shop for your next towels. We want to help extend the summer vibes and with all the end-of-summer deals happening, now’s the perfect time to choose the right towel for your weekend beach days! 

If you want to extend your summer past the beach and into your patio, then check out our pricing plans for our new “Outdoor Renovation Package” starting at just $900/plan. Click on “Your Space” package here

Just keep swimming, fishies! 🐟

 

Good Space Case Study: Awkward to Awwwwesome

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Curious how we create interior design online? Then get an insider’s view by reading our case study of our client’s charming 1950’s Vancouver bungalow.

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Living Room & Dining Room & Kitchen Renovation

Good Space Plans Online has a new case study to explain how our interior design process works. When Elaine F. first contacted Good Space, she admitted she had lost the love for her home. She explained it made her feel “uncomfortable” and she was ready for a complete makeover! 

To get Elaine’s home from what she called “austere and shabby” to “a relief” we went through a step-by-step, Inform, Enlighten and Inspire online interior design process, something we complete with every online client. Today, we’re sharing that process with you as an example of how online interior design is done with Good Space Plans Online. And don’t worry, Elaine is more than happy to share the inside of her home now that she has fallen back in love with it!

Ready to learn our trade secrets? Then let’s get into our case study!

Case Study Step 1: Inform: We Learn About YOU

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Vancouver 1950s Bungalow Living Room Before Photos

The first step to this online interior design project began by learning more about our clients, Elaine & Bruce, and the rooms they wanted to update. 

We began by providing them their login information to their own personal portal with Good Space Plans Online. From there Elaine entered into our Good Space onboarding client task process, supplying us with photos and videos of her current:

  • living room,
  • dining room and
  • kitchen, along with
  • photos of the art and any furniture she would like to keep.

Things we asked them to provide

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  1. Measurements of the rooms, furniture, and art
  2. Pinterest boards of spaces she LOVES. This serves as an idea book and helps our designers understand what drives and motivates her sense of style. Want to see her own Pinterest boards? Check out her living room and dining room ideas. 
  3. A completed questionnaire helping us to understand who Elaine & Bruce are. How they live, and what makes them happy in their home. Getting to know our clients and bringing our focus to how we can make them feel inspired, empowered, and excited about their home is what inspires the design team. 

After completing their client tasks, the Good Space concierge booked a time to have their Inform meeting with their dedicated Interior Designer. Their designer reviewed their submitted details and stated the goals they had for their space. Then they formulated lots of questions in preparation for this meeting.

Their Inform meeting is a fun and interactive screen share conversation where we get personal.

We connected and delved deeper into Elaine and Bruce’s true aspirations and desires for their spaces. We also got to meet and hear about their feisty cat, Nicky. Elaine expressed, they feel uncomfortable in their space and Nicky is hard on their furniture. In her own words, she felt like it was “austere, shabby, tired, and under-decorated”.  After hearing their honest and vulnerable feelings, we felt genuinely excited and inspired to change their experience of their home. We believe everyone should feel great at home! 

Rather than focusing on the negatives, we ask clients to highlight what they love about their home. Bruce and Elaine loved the natural light, the large windows, the flow between the kitchen, dining room, living room, and how it’s a perfect amount of “open”.

They also wanted to keep an open-space concept for entertaining guests. Elaine said she didn’t want too many tchotchkes and loose pillows to crowd things up. Finally, because of their cat Nicky, all surfaces had to be durable enough for cat attacks. Meow!

After the meeting, we knew what we needed to do to help Elaine, Bruce & Nicky fall back in love with her home.

The Good Space Interior Designers took the ingredients that Elaine and Bruce gave us. Then we got to work on creating them a beautiful and functional floor plan. 

Case Study Step 2: Enlighten: We Provide The Preview of the Plan

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Elaine & Bruce’s Enlighten Floor Plan Design

Our next step in our online interior design process is the Enlighten phase. Where we get to crack our knuckles and create a plan that reflects the best solutions for our client’s needs. We chose options for Surfaces, Light & Goods by sourcing new items as well as any items the clients identified as “keepers”.  The sourced goods and floorplans are organized into an Enlighten Preview Package and presented to the client during an even MORE FUN screen share meeting.  

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During our screen share virtual meeting with Elaine and Bruce, we reviewed with them the functional layout options and reasons for those choices. We believe that when the client understands the “why” behind floorplans and selection they are more confident making final choices and implementing their Good Space Plan Online. Then we presented the furniture, fixtures, finishes & material options from their Enlighten Preview Package.

After their Enlighten meeting, their own Enlighten Preview Package is uploaded to their private Good Space Portal for them to take some time and provide their feedback. Thinking things through with a strong understanding of the “why” and reflecting on their needs allowed Elaine and Bruce to make their final selections and share those with us via their chat log on their portal. We took their feedback and began to revise their Enlighten plan and create their final Inspire Plan.

Case Study Step 3: Inspire: Let’s Make it Happen

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Caption: From Elaine and Bruce’s Inspire floor plan. 

This final step is all about setting Elaine and Bruce up for success! Once we received all their choices and feedback, we completed their plan and had their final screen share meeting. Then we made sure they understood their Good Space Plan and were ready to successfully implement it on their own or with our help if they chose to. 

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After photos of the living room, kitchen, and dining room. 

Their 32-page completed Good Space Plan Online including a custom floor plan for their living room, dining room, and kitchen. Including sections for Function, Surfaces, Light, and Goods. It came with images, codes, and where to go for all the items to be bought and ordered. It included easy-to-follow guides on hiring the right trades, hanging their art, styling their space, and how to place the lighting in their rooms. 

Good Space also helped Elaine & Bruce in ordering and tracking their furniture. In less than three months all of the items were delivered and assembled. They were able to entertain friends and family in her beautiful and bright living spaces in no time. 

So How Can We Help YOU Achieve Your Dream for Your Space?

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“With Good Space Online, we felt welcomed to be as involved in design details as much or as little as we preferred.  Bruce and I really appreciated being able to give Good Space general thoughts and guidelines for them to work out details for our feedback. It was just the right level of involvement for us!”

– Elaine F.

We use the Good Space Plan Online Inform, Enlighten, and Inspire model for every project we do

The Inform phase is all about discovering who you are. We ask you lots of questions to find out more about you, your pets, your lifestyle, and your interests. Through your private Good Space Plan Portal, you share your Pinterest boards and/or Houzz idea books. In addition, all the measurements of your space and the things you want to keep. During our screen share meeting with you, we make sure we get you and have all the required accurate information about your space. Most importantly, we go over the goals and aspirations you have for yourself in your home. How you want to feel and function in your space.

The Enlighten phase is where we create the preliminary Function (floor plan), Surfaces, Light, and Goods options for your space. We meet with you via screen share and review the what and why of what we put in your Enlighten Plan. After our meeting, your Enlighten Plan document will be available for you through your private Good Space Plan Online portal. Where you then can take some time to review it and make your choices and through your portal chat log you let us know what you decide.  

The Inspire phase is when the collaboration between client and Good Space Interior Designer comes to fruition! Our designers create your final Good Space Plan based on your selections and feedback. We present your plan to you via screen share ensuring you understand your Good Space Plan and feel prepared and empowered to implement it. 

Even with work still in progress, Elaine & Bruce are experiencing noticeable results. In her own words, Elaine describes her new space as making her feel “peaceful, content, comfortable, and relieved”. 

We aren’t just redesigning spaces, we are enriching the lives of the people that live in them. Are you ready to Achieve Your Dream for Your Space just like Bruce & Elaine? Check out our package deals here