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Life with Joani: Things are Finally Happening

So, our new roof was, for the most part, installed today. It was amazing to me how swift the whole process was executed! Ten men, quietly, diligently getting the job done, grateful for them. Tomorrow is the wrap up and now attentions will be turned inward to the many projects that lie in front of me.

As with every job I am involved with, change is inherent. New build or renovation, to me both are very organic. As projects develop, even with the most detailed of plans ahead of construction, almost always involve some sort of change. Once a project becomes three dimensional, well planned ideas become visually exciting as well as problems that need to be addressed. For example, switches that need to be moved from the middle of the wall to a more efficient side of a door, to a sewer pipe that showed up in the middle of an opening that is key to this beautiful new room you have dreamed of and has to be moved to make this vision become a reality. The orchestration between a builder/remodeler and the designer /home owner is critical to the success of any project. As you pursue your new home build or big remodel…make sure you find the right fit in the builder/designer that will help you thru this very exciting, expensive and at times, a trying venture.

Ask…do your styles fit each other? Is there good communication? Is there a clear plan for construction/design, is the budget realistic (and EVERYONE has a budget) and is everyone clear on this budget.

So, back to me. As with many projects, good contractors are essential. Many of my go-to teams are still booked up from Harvey remodels and that trumps my project all day long!!!

Fingers crossed I can get the boys bath done as well as the entry by Thanksgiving ….then 2019….here we come!

Next Week….my selections. joani

New Beginnings

As I write my first blog, I find myself with a new beginning. After dropping off our youngest son at college this past week, I am simply wondering how could this all have happened so fast?

I am a mother and businesswoman, with both struggles and successes. We have our two sons, and our business, Paisley House, which is also our child of sorts. But, my husband and I have now raised two boys, one fully launched and the other, on the way to life as an adult. We are blessed with two amazing young men, and for the most part, parenting has been an amazing ride. Although there were sleepless nights, frustration and tears, what we have today is accomplishment, joy and a grateful heart. I wouldn’t trade any of these moments, as they have created the young men we have today.

Today, I feel the same about “raising” Paisley House. She started as an infant, grew to a toddler, and now, I believe we are in our teen years. Her rapid growth and the miles ahead greatly excite me, even as the past has been a roller coaster of emotions. However, we are thankful for the sleepless nights, frustrations, tears, as they’ve given us so many accomplishments and in turn, joy.

I am excited now for this new beginning, where I am still a wife and mother but also a woman entrepreneur with a lot of runway ahead of her……and a lot more time to create!

If you are new to Paisley House, we welcome you with an open heart and to our wonderful Paisley House clients: we thank you!  We look forward to many years to come as we evolve, and evolve and evolve and we can’t wait to have you come along with us!

Talk Soon,