Location can make or break a business.

So when Jennifer Kraner decided to relocate her interior design business to our new Bradley Creek Station development, she knew that she had to get it right.

Big Sky Design is a full-service interior design business right here in Wilmington, North Carolina. They’ve spent the last 23 years off the beaten path on Masonboro Loop Road, where they design for both commercial and residential clients. Regardless of the client, their philosophy remains the same: advocate great design in home and office environments.

Big Sky offers up big design to big projects.

With projects ranging from $200,000 homes to multi-million-dollar medical facilities, Big Sky Design is far and away, the local leader in interior design. They’ve been so successful that they decided to open the Big Sky Shop & Collaborative Studio two years ago.

“Through the shop & studio, we encourage people to follow their dreams through finding our resources or by getting help by a designer when they need it for any portion of their project,” Kraner said. “We purchase directly from manufacturers and extend our trade resources and discounts to our clientele at the shop & studio and our Big Sky Design clients.”

[Check out some of Big Sky Design’s beautiful before and after photos here!]

So, after nearly two and a half decades in their original location, and the successful launch of her shop and studio space, Jennifer Kraner made the decision that it was time for an upgrade -but it wasn’t all that easy to pull the trigger.

“I was very nervous at first,” Kraner said. “Deciding to move was a BIG step for us. Especially for me as a business owner because the business means everything to me and my family. We had several concerns about the process, finding the right property, and everything else that comes with moving your business.”

A business location is one of the most critical variables in determining potential success.

That’s where SAMM Properties comes in. We work with our clients every step of the way to make sure that the process is as smooth and painless as possible. “Working with SAMM properties has been a very positive experience,” said Kraner. “This is a BIG step for us, and they have been supportive and informative along the way. It means a lot to work with a company that cares about the future of our business, especially given what is happening in the world right now.”

But it wasn’t all scary for Kraner and Big Sky Design! “To be able to redesign our office space where we meet with residential and commercial clients gives us an amazing opportunity to practice what we preach, elevating our day to day experiences in our work environment by creating a space that inspires all of us.”

Big Sky has done some fantastic things with commercial clients such as Hampton Inn and Suites, WWAY TV, NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher, First Bank, Corning, and many more. While her residential projects span the coasts North Carolina, including Wrightsville Beach to Emerald Isle, and everything in between. We can’t wait to see what the future brings for Big Sky Design as they settle into their brand new office space! Check out their website to see more about their many stunning commercial and residential projects.

Be sure to contact Jennifer and the team at Big Sky if you’re ready to take your home or business to the next level.

And stay up to date with the progress being made at Bradley Creek Station by liking the SAMM Properties Facebook page.

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