CERTIFIED DESIGNER EXPERIENCE:
I can assist you make decisions that are right for you.
> Principal of D. P. Design since April, 1984, offering:
^ Compassionate, respectful consultation regarding your concerns, your budget, and your lifestyle
^ Commitment to offer the most creative, reasonable solutions for your every building/remodeling chalCommitmentCommittment to details that will make your project successful and give you joy for many years
> Lecturer and Seminar Leader since June, 1990 to provide honest, reliable, entertaining information for homeowners
^ Most building and remodeling "horror stories" are avoidable
^ Although there are hundreds of TV programs about building, remodeling, and decorating, very few address the core issues which create major problems for homeowners and contractors
^ Homeowners need to have good information before embarking on a big, expensive building or remodeling project
> Instructor, Hiroko Machida Interior Coordinator School (San Francisco and Tokyo), 1988-1991
> Author, "THE Survival Guide: Home Remodeling" (2003 NABE Award for Best How-To Book)
^ A natural extension of the lectures and seminars, based upon class outlines and feedback from contractors
^ Three years part-time and two years full-time, researching data, financial and product information, and technical data to offer an easy-to-read, easy-to-follow guide for all homeowners — to increase the possibility of a better remodeling experience
> Radio Host ("Today's Home™" on Lifestyle WebRadio)
^ A natural extension of lectures, seminars, and my book, to provide up-to-date weekly information for homeowners, i.e., "Advocacy and Inspired Ideas For Your Home and Lifestyle"
A detailed breakdown of help I offer to you is on the "All Services" page.
PERSONAL INTERESTS and HOBBIES:
I've been blessed with talent, and love to share it. This is my support to humanity. I love all animals, and have been a cat guardian for most of my adult life. Here is a partial list of many hobbies:
> Art (painting, etc.)
> Crafts (jewelry making, scrapbooking, sewing, etc.)
> Frank Lloyd Wright and THE GORDON HOUSE
> Gardening and flower arranging
Overcome your building and remodeling embarrassment! Call me today, to request your FREE 45-minute phone consultation, to talk about your project (hints, how-to's, tips — no sales pitch!)
Highlights, Specialties & Features
- Office, home remodeling, consultation
Professional Associations & Certifications
- National Kitchen and Bath Association
- National Council for Interior Design Qualification
- National Association of Home Builders
|Person||D. P. Design + Assoc.|
|City||Oregon City, OR|
|Phone Number||(503) 632-8801|
When we decided to build a new home, we engaged D. P. Design to help us design it, and help with all of the details. The builder loved having Diane help since they both speak the same language, and she understands construction principles. The project foreman told me that this was the easiest job he had ever done thanks to the detailed plans and specifications. We resolved many difficult problems when the first contractor went out of business, and we got an immediate referral to a new (and much better) contractor. Now I know why she calls herself an advocate. It was good to have D. P. Design on our side.
My husband and I first discovered D. P. Design at a home remodeling show. After our first meeting, I reviewed Diane's work and I hired her to help us redesign three bathrooms. Six months later, I had the most beautiful and functional bathrooms imaginable, with minimal disruption in our life. Two of the bathrooms won remodeling awards. l referred D. P. Design to three of my colleagues for their projects. For me and my colleagues, very complex problems were solved to our amazement and complete satisfaction. The results were absolutely stunning and extremely functional.