Renovations 101 with Stacy Wray of Prosource

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On today’s episode, we are excited to welcome back Stacy Wray of Prosource Wholesale as we talk about the ins and outs of renovations! She has a wealth of knowledge in regard to home improvement. While we know the steps like the back of our hand, we realize the average homeowner may not know everything involved. Tune in as we, with the help of Stacy’s expert experience, break down the process and share what to expect! In this episode:

  • [02:42] Stacy shares how long she has been working in the industry and how she got started
  • [03:54] The first stage of the planning phase: Know your budget
  • [07:38] Discuss the timing and impact during renovations
  • [10:30] How to keep project inspiration to a minimum
  • [14:30] Help the customer know the “why” behind their project
  • [20:12] How to hire the right designer, contractor, or architect and handle errors during the renovation
  • [27:04] What to expect with the payment structure

Key Takeaways:

  • Knowing your budget is the first and most important step during the planning process. Don’t start a renovation without having an idea of what your budget is.
  • More isn't always better when it comes to finding and discussing inspiration for your project. Narrow your inspiration down to 3 photos - otherwise you risk getting overwhelmed with the endless amount of design choices.
  • Communication and flexibility are key to the success of a renovation. Homeowners have to let go of the pursuit of perfection. You can still have high standards without the feudal pursuit of perfection during a remodel.

Links Mentioned:

Norwalk Furniture Website Inside Design Ep 104 - How to Choose Finishes For Your Home with Stacy Wray Sponsor:

This episode of Inside Design is sponsored by Norwalk Furniture. Norwalk has been handcrafting custom upholstery for over 100 years and serves the design community throughout the country. Comfortable, trend forward designs and fabrics with exceptional quality are a hallmark of this employee owned company. In September after 120 years, Norwalk became a wholly employee owned company. Please visit their gorgeous products at one of their three year round showrooms (Dallas, Atlanta and Las Vegas) or online at NorwalkFurniture.com. Also, don’t miss the remarkable 360 Design Tool app that makes selecting custom upholstery fast, fun and foolproof. Available for Apple, Android and on their website. Make sure to check it out!

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