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Interior Designer vs. contractor…who do you go to first? Cochrane Renovations

It is the age old question, ‘which comes first, the chicken or the egg?’ It is true in renovations as well. Who do you start with? Hiring an interior designer vs contractor to get your project in motion. Renovating is a difficult task as it is, so hiring the right people to work with is key. …

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Master bedroom design with custom wood 4 post bed and custom draperies

‘The Itch’ – Cochrane Interior Design – Cochrane Custom Furniture

Renovating can be extremely tough…some would say it is one of the hardest things to go through in ones life. Moving out, watching what used to be your home be pulled apart, dust explosions everywhere, huge cost, hundreds of questions, decisions and just plain being unsettled for what could be months. But then, when it’s …

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Small bedroom reno, tall closets, custom headboard with storage and upholstery

Simple Design Rules to Live by…Cochrane Interior Design

Whether you are a Designer, architect, builder or even a gardener dealing with someone’s home there are certain unwritten simple design rules to keep your project in check. Rule 1 – Your home/Your style Always keep the client’s needs and wants in the forefront. Listen, listen, listen! Whether the client knows it or not they know …

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Main floor renovation where we opened up a wall to expand the kitchen. White cabinetry, large island, professional appliances, industrial lighting, tall pantries and open stairwell.

10 Tips to Designing a Beautiful & Functional Kitchen (Part 2)- Cochrane Interior Design

Kitchen Design : Great tips to keep in mind when planning a kitchen renovation continued…      6. Storage and organization  One of the biggest mistakes people make in the planning stage of a kitchen is underestimating how much storage they need. Use every nook and cranny of the space to fit extra storage in. Tall pantries …

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