‘Function’ Is Always First In Redesign or Staging!

At PRES training school we say ‘Function is always first and form follows’. During this week’s PRES Staging & Redesign training one of the homes we transformed an unattractive, not very functional space into a space that worked better AND was much more beautiful than what existed in that space before!

Our home owner had tried moving their furniture around before but they could never get two of their rooms to work together. The wife wanted a cozier space by the fireplace which is where the dining room was in the first place. She had squeezed a chair close to the fire but it was not really very functional, and definitely not inviting.

So, we switched up the functions in two of the rooms and created a gorgeous dining room and a very attractive space for Heather! She loved it and so did her husband Earle. Always a WIN-WIN when students get to create magic in a real client’s home applying what they learned in class!

Before Family Room not very attractive….

The dog spends a lot of time in this room…

After Changing the room to a Dining Room that invites a family to eat together..

Inviting and spacious!

It’s amazing what can be transformed by focusing on the function i.e. the purpose of each room and then working from here. Why don’t you try one of your rooms that just hasn’t been working for you and see what you can create.

Colleen McClure
Proud owner of PRES Staging® and expert home stager. I naturally started drawing interiors when I was very young. I see finished projects completed in my minds-eye as the client explains to me how they would love to see their space created. I then can draw sketches quickly to produce this vision right then and there with the client. My creative talents led me to full time work as a career counsellor working with people, designing workshops, facilitating groups when the economy did not support the luxury of home improvements. My many talents in this field was a happy marriage to own PRES the Professional Real Estate Staging Centre. Helping others start and run their own home décor businesses for redesign and staging, learning design principals and building confidence brings me great joy and passion. Working with people and helping them make confident decisions comes easy to me.