Being a design/build General Contractor, we are frequently asked about the designers we work with. One of the wonderful companies we work with is Housewarming Seattle. We have been working with Housewarming for six years now and can honestly say that we LOVE their design team!
Let’s get to know their Lead Interior Designer, Amanda Kratochvil.
Amanda started with Housewarming as a stager and after some time, transitioned to become Housewarming’s Operations Manager and Lead Residential Interior Designer. She has her bachelor’s degree in Interior Design and unbridled passion for creating functional and beautiful spaces.
How did you get into Interior Design?
“I’m the first to admit I fell into my profession. I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life, but I did know I wanted to be creative, help people and never get tired of my job. I chose my major on a whim and instantly fell in love. A lot of people tell me that they would love to make things pretty like I do, and while that is a perk of the job it’s not my central motivation. Each day is different, my clients are all unique and I love getting to live my passion every day.”
What’s Your Favorite Part of your Job?
“I love taking a space that doesn’t function for the homeowner and making it work for them. Everyone lives a little bit differently; I love finding out the little details of my client’s life so that I can make their lives easier and tailor their space to their lifestyle.”
“Something like relocating the entirety of a kitchen to another part of their house so that they have a better flow with their entertaining space, or simply changing the swing of a door to help make the space feel more open and less crowded. Seeing the look on my client’s face when they realize the possibilities of their space makes my job worth it.”
Making Your Visions a Reality
For Amanda, success lies in her constant search for solutions to existing challenges and her never-ending passion for improving efficiency. “I’m not satisfied with mediocrity and I’m continually pushing to improve the world around me. My career has been the most rewarding, and humbling experience of my life. I adore being able to impact the way others live and enjoy their lives. I strive to solve my clients’ problem first and foremost, before even considering any aesthetics.”
In any remodel or home building project we work hard to facilitate solutions in ways that don’t make our clients feel like they are settling for anything. And Amanda is the definition of a creative thinker.