May 2, 2023

What to Expect During a Design Consultation for Your Home Organization Project

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When you decide to redesign or organize space in your home, such as your bedroom closets, garage, kitchen pantry, or home office, seeking the assistance of a professional design consultant can make a significant difference. A design consultation is an essential step in the process, ensuring that your project is carefully planned and executed. As a design consultant at Clever Quarters, I am committed to helping you achieve your vision and create an organized and functional home.

Before Your Appointment:

To make the most of your design consultation, consider the following:

  • Prepare the space: While you don't have to remove everything from the area, ensure it is tidy and accessible for the consultant to take necessary measurements and assess the layout. Clear any clutter or obstacles that may hinder the evaluation process.
  • Create a wish list: Involve the whole family in envisioning the ideal outcome of the project. Consider each room's purpose and discuss how you would like the newly-designed spaces, such as closets, garage, media room to look and function. This collaborative approach ensures that everyone's needs and preferences are taken into account.
  • Prioritize your wish list: Understand that it may not be possible to accommodate every item on your wish list due to space constraints or feasibility. Prioritize your desires and decide which elements are essential for you. This will help guide the design consultant in crafting a plan that aligns with your priorities and maximizes functionality.
  • Schedule a convenient appointment: Coordinate a time when all decision-makers can be present. This allows everyone to participate fully in the consultation, view the preliminary sketches, and provide valuable input. Allocate enough time for the design consultant to create rough sketches and engage in meaningful discussions.
  • Maintain privacy: Our design consultants understand that your home is a personal space. If there are any areas or items you prefer to keep private, please inform us before the appointment. This ensures a comfortable and respectful experience during the design consultation.

During the Consultation:

During the design consultation, here's what you can expect:

  • Let the design consultant take the lead: Design consultants have years of experience and expertise in creating functional and aesthetically pleasing spaces. By allowing the consultant to draft an initial design based on your wish list and requirements, you benefit from their professional insights and creative solutions. Collaboration is key to achieving the best possible outcome.
  • Visualize the transformation: At Clever Quarters, we utilize advanced 3D design software to provide a visual representation of how your new space will look. No need to rely solely on imagination; the software brings your newly designed and organized closets, home office, pantry, or garage to life. This immersive experience enables you to make informed decisions and visualize the potential of the proposed design.
  • Discuss your belongings and storage needs: The design consultant will assess your current storage needs by examining the items in the designated space. This evaluation helps in determining the appropriate storage solutions and organizational systems. If certain items will not remain in the area, communicate this to the consultant. Additionally, if your space is new or bare, share your intentions for each area and discuss your storage requirements for different belongings.
  • Active participation: Your input is crucial throughout the process. While the design consultant provides expertise, it's your home, and you will be the one living with the design. Feel free to ask questions, provide feedback, and share your suggestions. This collaborative dialogue ensures that the final design reflects your vision and meets your expectations.
  • Discuss the benefits: The design consultant will explain the reasoning behind the proposed plan. However, it's essential to understand how the design will benefit you specifically. Discuss how the layout enhances functionality, maximizes space utilization, and addresses your unique needs. Explore the versatility of the plan and discuss alternative uses beyond what is initially shown in the 3D renderings or sample photos.
  • Ask important questions: Take the opportunity to gather information and clarify any concerns. Inquire about Clever Quarters, our experience in the industry, completed projects similar to yours, areas of expertise, project timelines, payment options, and guarantees on the work. Understanding these details helps you make an informed decision and ensures a successful collaboration.


Starting on a home organization project is an exciting journey, and a design consultation sets the foundation for success. By understanding what to expect during the consultation process and actively participating, you can ensure that your vision comes to life. At Clever Quarters, our professional design consultants are dedicated to providing personalized solutions that meet your unique needs and preferences. Together, we will transform your home into an organized and functional space that reflects your lifestyle and enhances your daily life. Get ready to enjoy the benefits of an expertly designed home organization project.

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