Kitchen Design Plan Success Story

Paula and Pup:)

Doing a light remodel on your kitchen is one of the best ways to add value to your home but to also love your home a WHOLE lot more!  

In this e-design success story from Paula of Quartz Home Decor, a home stager in Aurora, Colorado you will see the benefits of doing the kitchen design plan FIRST in order to avoid budget issues and design conflicts later.  Here is Paula's story...

Doreen has a loft in Aurora, Colorado, and she has an eye for style. Her loft is very nicely appointed. But the kitchen was dated and she felt she needed some help putting all the ideas in her head down on paper and making this project a success. So she reached out to me for help. She purchased my e-Design Premium Package online and we went to work. Here’s a picture of Doreen’s kitchen before the remodel.

Kitchen Before Photo

Vision, Measurements, and Mood Boards

Doreen and I exchanged a few emails back and forth where she explained what she envisioned and sent me photos and measurements of the existing kitchen. I asked lots of questions to really understand what she wanted to create. At this stage, we talked about what she did not like about her existing appliances, the need for a backsplash, and budget constraints. The goal was a modern, white, and stainless steel look for her new kitchen. Once I had all this information I went to work on her mood board.
Using the photos and measurements I received, I recreated the space using state of the art software. And here, my friends, is where the transformation begins!

3D Rendering and Shopping List

Once Doreen approved the final mood board she received a 3D rendering of the project along with a Shopping List. This list is a suggestion of items and products that you can purchase to recreate the look achieved. By the time you receive this “shopping list,” I have done all the research for you. I provide you with links to everything being used in the project. The items selected are the right size for your space and are within the discussed budget. You may choose to purchase those exact items or you may want to get some other, similar items, it is entirely up to you.

3D Rendering to SEE how it will look together

Dream Kitchen Accomplished

To stay within the $5,000 budget that my client was working with, we decided to clean the grout instead of replacing the floor tile, and also paint the cabinets white instead of replacing them with new cabinets, and install some modern hardware on them to complete the look. This allowed us to focus the expenses on the new quartz countertops, subway tile backsplash, and new stainless steel appliances.

Can you believe that is the same kitchen?!  What I love about this kitchen design plan project the best is that the end result looks exactly as Paula had planned, so that there was no:

  • Scale Issues or Design Mistakes
  • Color Mistakes 
  • Budget Mistakes

Remodeling mistakes are heartbreaking and expensive!  This is why it ALWAYS makes sense to use a designer who can create an e-design plan for you first before you commit to purchasing.

When I asked Paula how she felt about the training and her newfound business:

I decided to add home staging to my eDesign business to help grow my passion...It is a small business but I love that I can have the time to spend with every client and not rush from one project to another.


If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn’t even hesitate taking the HSR and E-Design courses!   I gained a lot of knowledge and  have applied it to all my projects.

Paula Ostroviesky - Designer

Thank you Paula for sharing your story and talent to encourage others!   This is an amazing industry because of people like you.

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