Budget There are two main areas to focus on when it comes to a budget. If you are hiring a contractor or design-build firm directly, be sure to be open and honest about budget starting with the first phone call. The budget shouldn’t be a closely guarded secret. Ideally, the budget should be … [Read more...] about Top 5 Mistakes Homeowners Make When Hiring a Designer or Contractor
In this article, I will describe some of the various steps a client may experience in working with a Design-Build firm for a typical remodeling project. After the initial meeting and a measure of the project space, I render a scaled floor plan of the existing space and then the proposed space, … [Read more...] about Interior Design Behind the Scenes
To Wallpaper or not to Wallpaper? Wallpaper is a subject that many homeowners don’t even want to discuss. I think I know why: they’ve either tried to remove improperly installed paper that literally removed part of the wall with it, or they have an image burned into their memory of that velvet … [Read more...] about To Wallpaper or not to Wallpaper?
Design Tech Innovations We are in an age of technology. The tech world is constantly evolving these days--just when you think they’ve done it all, there’s a new app you can install on your phone that makes life a little easier. Rewind to forty years ago-- computers and high tech gadgets were just … [Read more...] about Design Tech Innovations
A New Age of Digital Design Five designers' tools that have changed everything The existence of blueprints has been common knowledge to the general public since the dawn of man. Ancient Greek architects would provide blueprints for almost every famed structure we know and love today; but … [Read more...] about Digital Design Build Strategies