“I think it's prioritizing what is important in your home because it is different for everybody. It’s really listening to the client and to what they need.”
Consider Trends Without Being Trendy
With the rise of usable spaces versus flash-in-the-pan aesthetic updates and a hyperfocus on the individual, you’d think what’s trendy would take a backseat in the decision-making process. And you’d be right, but only to a point. Fox is still seeing some trends pop up that are worth considering, even if your project skews toward long-term, make-this-space-future-proof-for-us.
The First Trend: A Return to Pantries
“Oftentimes if somebody is doing a kitchen renovation, they want to have a space where things are hidden away,” Fox said. “So we add large walk-in pantries. It’s a space for all those extra dishes, for food storage that’s hard to fit in a cabinet. Overall, a spot where it can be a little bit messy and the rest of your kitchen looks completely clean and put together.”
To Move or Not to Move
In the end, maybe after all the careful considering, you think you just want to move. Or build something new, from scratch. But are you sure sure? Fox has seen this play out time and again.
“With the right budget, we can change anything as far as a house goes, right?,” she asked. “The hard part, the thing you can't change, is your location, your specific street, your neighbors, your schools. Are you able to walk to the grocery store? Things like that really matter to some people and don't matter to others.”
And at that ultimate love-it-or-list-it moment, Fox has a sixth sense.