Room4Refinement is owned by Calgary certified decorator Cat Hackman.

Cat provides interior design and decorating services in the Calgary area. Cat's clean aesthetic and easy demeanor will help you create a welcoming, stylish, comfortable and practical home.

From renovation design to furniture arrangement, Cat's skill set is broad and projects of all sizes are welcome.  Let Cat help you the way she has helped hundreds of homeowners to make their homes special and welcoming.

 
Remodeling and Home Design
Remodeling and Home Design
Remodeling and Home Design
Remodeling and Home Design

INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICE IN CALGARY, BY INTERIOR DECORATOR CAT HACKMAN

Need help with interior design, redecorating or refreshing your home? A Room4Refinement consultation is always a collaborative effort. The goal is to provide you with refreshed and reinvented rooms that truly feels like home, and if you like, by using the furniture and items you already own. If you are looking for new furniture, I help you make the best choice for your home, comfort and lifestyle.
 

GETTING READY FOR A RENOVATION

Starting a renovation can feel like a daunting task. Where do you start? How do you know the renovation will turn out well? Where do you spend the most $ and how do you save and stay within budget? There are so many questions so why not get professional help to ease your worry. Cat can help you from conceptual drawings and 3D plans to choosing materials for all surfaces. 

 

CHOOSING COLOUR FOR YOUR HOME

Choosing paint for a room or an entire house can be daunting. I can help you choose paint colour for your rooms that truly reflect your lifestyle and desires. I also work with great professional painters.
 

ROOM PLANS AND 3D ROOM DESIGN

Need a room plan with measurements so you can purchase the correct size furniture. Having trouble visualizing your finished room? I create 3D room designs to help you see the end product while providing you with a shopping list of sizes and styles.

STAGE AND SELL YOUR HOME FASTER 

For homeowners or realtors who want to sell quickly and increase the value of a home, I can help you make instant changes that will make a home ready for an open house, using furniture and items you already own.
 

GIVE THE GIFT OF DECORATING BY ROOM4REFINEMENT 

Are you wondering what to give someone special? Give a gift that lasts; a gift certificate for a room refinement or simply for helping someone hang art or accessories. Perhaps a friend needs help picking colour for their home or get their house look its best to sell fast.  

A CALGARY INTERIOR DESIGNER AT HEART

Ever since childhood, Cat has been interested in interior design and decorating; arranging furniture, painting walls and re-decorating her own rooms. Growing up in Finland, she is inspired by simplicity, but with a major focus on functionality. "I am guided naturally by practicality," says Cat. I like Scandinavian design and the use of white in the home, it is calming (I love colour too). I am not a minimalist, but I try to encourage clients to de-clutter by getting rid of things not in use, and especially things you don't really like."

Cat is a certified interior decorator (CID) and a certified Interior Refiner, trained by Lauri Ward, founder of Use What You Have Interiors® in New York. 
 

Most important to us was Cat’s demeanor. She is personable, considerate of our time and very patient. We initially hired Cat to decorate a few rooms; we have now used her for every room in our home and are very pleased with the end result.
— Aneta Zuczek, Calgary, AB

WHAT TO EXPECT AT AN INTERIOR DECORATING CONSULTATION
At this collaborative consultation we will:

  • determine your needs, i.e. what you like, how you use each room we are working on (entertaining, working etc.) and what you hope to achieve;
  • discuss and recommend improvements to your home/rooms including paint, window treatments, lighting, floor, furniture and accessories;
  • identify the ten most common decorating mistakes so you can learn and be mindful of them in the future;
  • if feasible, move furniture and refine the use of your accessories; 
  • develop a to-do plan going forward or
  • if you want to implement the improvements yourself, you should take notes to help you when time and finances permit.