Design After Disaster

Your space is said to reflect you as an individual, right?

So, what happens when you lose that space, or the belongings in it, due to a tragedy caused by the unforgiving forces of nature? Fire, water, mold, and wind can create major damage to your home, leaving you lost and confused about what to do next. After a flood has claimed your space for its own, or after a cooking fire has ruined your appliances in your kitchen and caused smoke damage throughout your house, the only thing you can think of is “what do I do after this fire?” or “how do I dry out a damp, flooded basement?”

Not only can dealing with these scenarios on your own be completely exhausting, but the work you try to do on your own could result in overlooked or missed content, which could turn into a more serious problem. Fortunately, Trident Restoration has a team of professionals with years of experience in fire, smoke and water restoration that will be there to guide you along the way, so you’ll never feel alone. Design guidance is also offered for your interior and exterior spaces to help bring your home back to the authenticity you originally had.

Choosing paint, flooring, countertops, etc., can be extremely overwhelming; especially when dealing with loss. A designer will walk you through color schemes and material options to make this activity more of an adventure than anything else. The space you thought you lost will come to life again, and your restored space will truly reflect your individual style as if there was no damage at all.

Meet the Designer

My name is Jessica Stephens and I am here to help you bring back color and a sense of originality to your damaged space. I want you to feel at home again! Having experience professionally and personally, I truly understand how important it is to have your home designed exactly the way you want it. I hope that you find comfort in knowing that helping and guiding you is a true passion of mine.

I was born and raised in a small town in Ohio called New Philadelphia. I moved up to Northeast, Ohio to pursue my degree in Interior Design at Kent State University. Living here for almost 10 years, I have fallen in love with the area. I currently live in Stow with my boyfriend and 2 cats. In my free time I like to hike, paint, read, and bake. On top of designing for Trident, I also have worked at Rays Place for over 8 years. While working there, I’ve gotten to know the Kent community, inside and out. I never would have expected that bringing the rural knowledge and lifestyle of my hometown to the Stow/Kent area 10 years ago would lead me to building a future here. And don’t be surprised if I show up with some cookies for your new space too!

Developing My Unique Style

While studying design at Kent State, I learned the aspects of design and how it can impact people on a personal level. I’ve taken some time to build my own distinct perspective on design techniques. I have also found that living near a national park has been a major influence of my design approach. The Cuyahoga Valley National Park has been an incredible place for me to explore and has helped build a style that works well for what I do. Designing with nature in mind has become one of my main focal points throughout my application. I strive to bring harmony and tranquility into your home. This can be reflected in simple ways from the color you choose for your walls, to the space planning inside your home.

A beneficial aspect of the design guidance I provide is digital 3D modeling. With this technology, I can create a digital version of your space. Using either the materials and colors you’ve personally picked, or ideas and color schemes that are well known throughout the decorating world, I will help you visualize your home or space. This tool is very helpful in pulling everything together, so you can see the work in progress, and watch the planning become a reality.

If you’ve ever had damage from a cooking fire, experienced water damage from your toilet backing up, (which later could result in mold invasion), wind damage to your roof from high winds or a fallen tree, or even if a vehicle has caused major damages to your property, just know that it’s not the end. Any obstacle you see in the damage is an opportunity for me to relieve that stress from you. There is always a light at the end of the tunnel, and with a new coat of paint, we can get there together!

About Us

Eric Long and David Bradshaw started Trident Restoration with a vision to provide property owners with the ability to make one phone call and feel assured that their property would be restored to pre-loss condition with as little stress as possible.

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