Ann’s Story

Ann - Nov 2015-1Living in Charlotte since a young teen, Ann considers herself an “almost” Charlotte native.  She attended Charlotte schools and stayed in North Carolina for college. What a great place to live as the city has grown and become nationally recognized and respected.

Ann Smith Hodges “grew up” in the family new home construction business.  From typing building specifications on a manual typewriter as a teen-ager to becoming one of the owners of the family business as an adult. Ann enjoyed working with the homeowners to choose finishes for their custom homes as well as providing exceptional after-market customer service. This background in new home construction served Ann well as she branched out in 2003 to start her own company, Sensible Space.

As the design industry has evolved so has Sensible Space.  Residential clients may request any service from paint consultations to full room designs. An in-home consultation provides the opportunity to learn more about the client’s design esthetic and what they would like for us to help them achieve.  Commercial clients have become a vital part of the business.  The team thoughtfully considers the space and how it will be used in order to provide the most appropriate design.

The Realtor community employs Ann’s skills to perform listing evaluations.  Having a third party eye and a detailed report to offer the seller enables the sales agent another valuable sales tool for their clients.

In recent years, the “graying of America” has presented yet another great opportunity to serve the community.  Senior adults are now transitioning to 55+ communities as well as independent living or assisted living communities. The Sensible Space Team works with the Senior and their family to achieve a stress free move.

In addition to a busy work schedule, Ann always has time for volunteer work within the community.  Ann served as President of the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary from 2014 – 2016.  She is currently serving as an Advisor on the Auxiliary Executive Board.  There are also numerous opportunities to work at the Center of Hope – the homeless shelter for Women and Children – and, Booth Gardens – Senior Adult housing.