Episode #010 Living In Place with Linda Kafka

Featured in this week’s episode on Productive Design, Crystal interviews Director of Trade Relations at Caplan’s, Linda Kafka. Linda is a specialist and industry resource on inclusive design and wellness in the residential trade sector. She also has an in-depth knowledge of living in place long before the current coronavirus pandemic began. 

The living in place idea is to think about designing in ways that could make life easier in the home whether it be easier for expecting mothers to move around the house, designing a room to increase sleep quality, or creating designated spaces in the home for visitors and deliveries. The idea is that life should be adaptable and Linda gives us different ideas of how to do that.

So join Linda and Crystal as they explore different ideas to bring your home designing to the next level in comfort, care, and ease. 

If you would like to know more about Linda or get in touch with her, you can reach her at livablecanada.com or on Instagram at lipnetwork.



Why you need SOP's in your Interior Design Business. The Productive Designer

Featured in this week’s episode on The Productive Designer, host Crystal Collinson talks about the importance of Standard Operating Procedures, what they are, why they are necessary, and how to create them for your interior design business. This episode is perfect if you are wanting to learn how to delegate tasks to others, if you are ready to bring on help, or if you are wanting to keep a set order of tasks. Standard Operating Procedures, SOPs, are a series of lists made to help keep consistency throughout your work, even if you are not the one doing the task. It gives continuity to your work and helps reduce errors. Also, these step by step procedures allows the business owner, to outsource more work, aiding in the onboarding of employees or consultants. SOPs can be developed for meeting with clients, drawing packages, ordering processes, sourcing, contract preparations, and more. Crystal will give you examples, tips, and tricks to take your business to the next level. Plus, if you want to an outline of the discussion and a downloadable pdf you can contact Crystal at theproductivedesigner.com or on Instagram to receive an example of an SOP.  So join Crystal and learn how SOPs can work for you and learn how to take full advantage of SOPs in your business. And do something today that your future self will thank you for.              
  1. Why you need SOP's in your Interior Design Business.
  2. #011-Part 2-Simulcast with Cynthia Soda of The Fizz Podcast
  3. #010-Living In Place
  4. #009 Perfectionism and productive procrastination.
  5. Ep#008 Your lighting supplier making your days brighter.

Published by theproductivedesigner

Crystal is the principal of Crystal Collinson Interiors, a full-service design firm specializing in the Design and Decorating of Model Homes, Sales Presentation Centre’s, Condominium amenity spaces and small commercial projects. Crystal & her builderdesigner team work with many of the GTA’s largest home builders.

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