2019 is expected to be an important decision-making year for Sonoma County homeowners who lost their homes in the devastating wildfires of 2017. A Press Democrat article titled “Move back or move on?” pinpoints the enormity of the situation for many.
“This will be a pivotal year of decision for about 2,100 Sonoma County fire survivors — those who have yet to commit to rebuilding or selling their burned lots. These survivors constitute about 40% of people who lost 5,334 homes in the 2017 wildfires.”
A Fresh Start Can Be Liberating
Rebuilding, starting over can be overwhelming. Whether rebuilding in their current location or starting from scratch in a new home and community, homeowners share an emotional journey. For those who come to the realization that they can’t rebuild the life they once had in their old home and neighborhood, there can be a sense of freedom to begin the process of moving on. The key is a positive approach in looking toward what can become.
Reimagine Your New Home
Based on our rewarding experiences helping homeowners redesign, here are a few key concepts we embrace as we begin the creative process.
- Re-imagine – If the home you lost was a traditional style, reimagine it in a more contemporary way. If going completely contemporary is too much, consider a combined approach of mixing old with new. Our designs are frequently inspired by the past in order to transform the ordinary into something exceptional.
- Stay open to new possibilities – Moving forward in a more imaginative way, by not holding on to the past, can help to open up to any number of possibilities that may not have been considered in your former home. Fresh architectural design and detailing can refine and ultimately transform a design concept that may have been difficult to achieve in your former home.
- Mix it up – Blending a sense of different times and place together makes for a more exciting interior. We excel at seamlessly fusing a variety of design styles to create a unique space that reflects our client’s style.
We invite you to reach out to us when you’re ready to seize the opportunity for something new and fresh. We encourage you to take the best of what you had and make it better.
As one homeowner shared:
“The house we were renting, nothing was ours. This just felt like I can finally breathe. Before moving in to a new home, she found herself smiling as movers delivered a new dining room set and other furniture.”
Our design team welcomes the opportunity to help our beloved friends and neighbors in Sonoma County move forward. Contact us to take the first steps toward designing the life you want to live in your new home. Stop by our store or complete our contact form.