You’ve finished your renovation, and your contractor just handed you back the keys to your home….Now what?

How do you transform your beautifully renovated house into your home?

More importantly, how do you decorate it?

How do you make it look good, while balancing real life mess?

Do you keep your old stuff, or get all new stuff?


That’s where an experienced designer is KEY! They will be able to take your style, and their knowledge of design to transform your space into a home. Using some of your old pieces and some new pieces! With their knowledge, they will be able to design your space to be beautiful and functional!

So, where will the designer start? Will they recommend getting all new stuff to decorate your space, or can you use the pieces you already have?  In order to show you a bit more of the process of turning your renovated house into a home, we wanted to answer a few FAQ when it comes to letting a designer transform your space:


Will a designer get rid of all my stuff?


Firstly, it is a common misconception that your designer will try to get rid of all your existing pieces. Transforming your space into a home is actually about incorporating the pieces that are personal to you. We love fitting those pieces into the design story of your new home.


How can I incorporate my photos and artwork?


Artwork, photographs and certain decor objects are an important visual layer. Every client has pieces that they own and love. Often, these cherished pieces can be incorporated into the new space.

If they don’t fit the design aesthetic, all it takes is reprinting photographs in black and white or reframing artwork in order to incorporate it into the space.


Do I have to buy new pieces?


While there are things you want to keep, chances are you are ready for some changes. After all, you did just update your space for THAT reason. Getting a few new pieces will create a coherent design and make the space feel fresh and new!


What about new Furniture?


Furniture is one of the most important aspects of your newly renovated home. After all, it is what you’ll sit on, work at, and use on a daily basis.

Investing in great furniture with a variety of textures can make or break the success of your renovation. Furniture is the first thing you and your guests will notice about the space, and is what leaves a lasting impression. Buying quality, timeless pieces ensures you will love your new home for many years to come!


What about the accent pieces?


There are certain layers of a home, which are universally acknowledged as being “must-haves”. One of them is “greenery”. Almost every designer will tell you to add greenery, because plants have a way of visually lifting a space, introducing a punch of colour, and adding charm.


Plant life also betters air quality and has been proven to lift spirits — perfect for those long Canadian winter months.


Overall, home renovation isn’t just about the finishes you selected months ago. It starts with the construction, and ends with the final design, because that is what makes a house a home!

At Woolrich, construction and design go hand and hand, we want to create homes that are more functional & enjoyable and closely aligned with the owner! 

Make your renovation a success, with the right design!