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TRENDS
THE IMPORTANCE OF STANDOUT ELEMENTS

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Today's homeowners are particularly drawn to one
or two outstanding products that they will use and
look at on a regular basis, such as a marble countertop if they enjoy baking or a freestanding tub if
they love taking baths.Designers should encourage
them to spend a good chunk of their budget there.
" When I think of luxury clients, I think of the
man who incorporated a refrigerator drawer in his
island just for sandwich supplies, " said Christina
Kolb of Delafield, Wis.-based Kowalske Kitchen
& Bath. " I also think of the woman who wanted
more counter space, and the solution was to install
a workstation sink. "
The true luxury client is someone who wants
their space to be wonderful for them - not future
homeowners. They want products in their home
they have a connection with or enhance their daily
life, whether that be a specialty appliance to bake
bread or a massaging showerhead reminiscent of
a resort spa they enjoyed.
Kolb recommends understanding the client's
lifestyle and interests first and then doing the research to find items that will make their project
truly special. The luxury client will pay to have
new and innovative ideas put into their home,
so it is worth the time to find these products and
research what is required to install them. Smart
home offerings that enhance a lifestyle, sustainable elements that save money in the long run and
especially unique or customized items top the list.
" I love bringing new ideas to a luxury client
throughout the whole process, knowing they
won't be upset by a change order if it delivers a
final product that they love, " added Kolb, explaining that she has suggested a range of unique products in the past for luxury projects, from saunas to
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ITH CREATIVITY AND A LITTLE SAVVY, even the simplest remodels can
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their budget is. Anticipating their needs, knowing what's trending
and ultimately delivering the design they envision are the keys to success.
" The luxury client is looking for a white-glove experience, " said Marlaina
Teich of Long Island, N.Y.-based Marlaina Teich Designs. " My clients come
to me because they understand that full-service interior design is a luxury and
that by hiring my firm, they will have a beautifully designed space.They know
they can also count on me to make the experience exciting and enjoyable - all
while staying within the defined budget. "

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For clients with big dreams but small budgets, it
is important to encourage them to focus first on
the space's function. Put the most money into
things that are difficult to change later when the
budget allows - like the floor plan - and spend
less on elements that will be easy to trade out
at another time, like the countertops. The most
important thing is to keep the overall design
modern and clean.
" A client with a lower budget can achieve a luxury look by keeping the lines simple and investing
the bulk of their budget in the high-impact finishes and appliances, " said Jill Bulger of Atlantabased Crosby Design Group, adding that even
the client with a limitless budget can end up with
a terrible design if too many ornate or difficultto-use products are implemented. " Good design
and intelligent use of materials can go a long way. "

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Table of Contents
Editors Note
NKBA Note
Happenings
Trends
Better Business
Skill Set
NKBA List
NKBA 30s Choice
Universal Design
Solutions
Tech Savvy
Before & After
Balanced Budget
Special Section
What's Hot
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