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4 Big FAQs Most Designers Hear Over and Over Again

The interior design industry is often misunderstood. Some folks don’t realize all the work that goes into designing your dream space. Often, the hard work designers put it is overlooked and what we do is considered “shopping all day, how fun!” Well, yes, our job IS fun but there’s more to it than that. Read on to hear our answers to some of our most FAQ’s.  FAQ #1: Will you work with my builder or general contractor? Absolutely, positively, 1000% YES, we will. In fact, it’s a requirement to work with KozyKasa. If you are renovating or building a new construction home, it’s important that all parties involved work together to ensure the end design is exactly how it was indented to be. There are

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Pets & Furniture

The 3 Biggest Problem Areas in a Home with Pets and How to Avoid Issues Waking up in the morning to be greeted by a wagging tail and an undying excitement to tackle the day makes life better. Being a pet owner is worth every sacrifice that comes along with it, but lets not pretend that vacuuming the house for the fifth time this week was “just the best”. Our best friends have slobber, fur, long nails and a propensity for mud puddles. This is why we should consider how designing our home can include designing for our pets! Tip #1: Pick Performance Fabrics Whenever Possible This one is important, even if your pets aren’t allowed on the couch – they find a way. If

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3 Things Your Kitchen Island Needs but Might be Missing

3 Things Your Kitchen Island Needs but Might be Missing   Kitchen islands can transform not only your kitchen’s functionality but also the way your family and friends gather. Whether your priority is having space to complete your weekly meal prep or the ultimate wine night with the girls, we will help you design your ultimate kitchen island! Feature #1. Space for Lots of Seating Let’s start with the most important (but often forgotten) function of the kitchen island – seating! Choose your favorite bar stools (we have a blog post to help you select them!) and arrange them around your island. Select a backless design if you prefer to tuck them under the counter or go with a bucket-style design for extra comfort. Feature

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3 Features Builders and Designers Must Agree on in Custom Homes

3 Features that Builders and Designers Must Agree on in Custom Homes Kozy Project Leander Luxe Photography: Avery Nicole Photography Builder: Toll Brothers When investing in your new build, do not miss the opportunity to review your architectural drawings with a designer! The plans will allocate square footage to all spaces and note the location of windows, doors, power points, and light switches. Once the home is built it’s costly to alter walls or electric to accommodate the design changes you need. Below are our non-negotiable’s before beginning any new build. #1: A Plan for Practical Amenities Imagine walking into your foyer and having no place to hang your coats, or when your built-ins are 3″ short of fitting your TV, or the moment you

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What Home Improvement Shows Don’t Want You to Know About Real-Life Renovations

What Home Improvement Shows Don’t Want You to Know About Real-Life Renovations   You’re relaxing at home on a Sunday afternoon indulging in some HGTV time. You see the stressed-out couple wanting to renovate their dysfunctional 2-bedroom home into a show-stopping, organized, 3-bedroom masterpiece while coming in $500 under budget all within 7 days! If they can do it, can’t you? Let’s slow down and take a look at how these home renovations actually work. . . Detail #1: The Design is Set Long Before Demo Day Let’s start at the beginning – demo is not a day 1 task. Designers begin projects developing various layout options to increase the functionality of the space while getting quotes from contractors to help keep you on budget.

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Our Top 5 Unique Sconces for Creating a Jewel-Box Powder Room

Our Top 5 Unique Sconces for Creating a Jewel-Box Powder Room   When designing your home, do not let your powder room become an after-thought. This small space can be transformed into a trove of beautiful objects and elements. Let your imagination run wild and we will help you find the perfect sconce to illuminate your space! Dazzle Me Wall Sconce The warmth of the bronze body combined with the crystal-inspired shade makes this sconce the perfect fit for any space. Combine with whimsical wallpaper and oversized mirror or add them in to elevate a more elegant or timeless design. Find yours here. Pod Of Light Wall Sconce Illuminate your space with this wrought iron sconce in a contemporary gold finish. Try pairing it with

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The Top 3 Benefits of Custom Furniture & Where To Find Them

The Top 3 Benefits of Custom Furniture & Where To Find Them Ah, good ol’ Pottery Barn. Welllllll not so fast. Retail furniture from places like PB, West Elm, and yes, even Restoration Hardware is mass produced and not of the highest quality, despite what the price tag may have you think. I know I know, your bubble is burst but hear me out. There is a time and place for furniture from retail shops, absolutely! However, there is also a time and place, and a market, for higher quality and even custom furniture, tailored directly to your style and taste! Here are some of the ways investing in custom made furniture can elevate your home style and eventually end up saving you money. Benefit

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Our 5 Favorite Bar Stools for Chic Style & Ultimate Comfort

Our 5 Favorite Bar Stools for Chic Style & Ultimate Comfort   The beauty of barstools is that they make a statement in your home bar or kitchen, but also serve as a gathering place to bring people together. Depending on who you have in your home, barstools can provide fashion, function, or even both! Here are our top picks!    Modway Discern Bar Stools What I love most about these bar stools is the color! Available in multiple shades allows them to fit nicely into your white kitchen, while adding a necessary pop of color! Find yours here. New Pacific Direct Ernie KD Fabric Bar Stool Backless bar stools are great because they can be tucked away under your island, making your space appear a bit

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Reupholstery 101: Knowing When to Salvage the Old or Purchase the New

Reupholstery 101: Knowing When to Salvage the Old or Purchase the New   Whether you’ve had a long day in the office or the kids have kept you busy, there’s no better feeling than plopping down in your favorite spot on your most comfortable piece of furniture. It might be that communal sectional the whole family loves, or the antique armchair that adds an element of elegance to your space. However, sometimes our well-loved pieces need a little love of their own. To reupholster or replace? That is the question. Kozy Project: Cedar Park Chill Photographer Avery Nicole Photography  Question 1 to Ask Yourself: “Do I Love this Piece?” First question to ask yourself, does the piece have sentimental value that you don’t want to

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Hey! I'm Kristin

I’m the owner and lead designer here at KozyKasa. My nomadic and wanderlust soul has led me all over the world, and I now live in Austin, TX.

When not designing chic interiors, you can find me either in the yoga studio working on my zen or on the beach working on my tan.

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