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A functional kitchen is the key to a happy home. In today's family structure the kitchen is often the heart of the home where all the activities originate and gatherings happen. The kitchen needs to be practical, have an appropriate work triangle, and be flexible enough to allow for one cook to m...
11/29/2011
Energy Costs are rising by an average of 6% every year. So what is a home owner supposed to do to keep up? Energy efficient options are all around your home, you just need to know where to look. A solar hot water system costs around $2,500 to install, has a annual savings of $280 and a payback in...
11/27/2011
Many developers are looking for new solutions to their traditional projects in this new economy. From live work spaces that allow for small business to start on the lower level and for the owner to live above to smaller footprint lots, innovation is happening. We have recently done projects that ...
11/27/2011
No matter what your goals, you can design a house around the way you live and for your site. This home has a jacuzzi on the roof to take advantage of the views and the way this client lived. While a house this specific to one person may have an issue with resale, if you are designing your dream h...
11/26/2011
"The SAVE Act" is legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colorado) and Johnny Isakson (R-Georgia). This bipartisan legislation is intended to improve the accuracy of mortgage underwriting used by Federal mortgage agencies by ensuring that energy costs are included in the underw...
11/25/2011
The process of design is a mystery to many. The first step is to develop a budget, program, and schedule. With these parameters, you then move into site analysis including zoning and code reviews. These are the first steps and the backbone of any good design. You often are asked to develop schema...
11/24/2011
On this Thanksgiving Day, we are reminded of all the opportunities we have had this past year, all the clients we have been able to serve, and all the friends we have made along the way. Thanks to all that have given us a chance to work for you, to help you solve design problems, to help make you...
11/24/2011
I know when we were looking for our first home we never talked about the monthly electric bills. We were pre-approved at the bank for our mortgage, we had our cars paid off, we both had steady income. I thought we were set and understood how it all works. However, nobody ever asked us about our u...
11/22/2011
For those looking to build a new home, what is your motivation? Do you want a house that is new or do you want a new home that is specific for your needs? A custom home should be designed around the way you live, work, and play. It should work with your site and not simply sit on your site. It sh...
11/21/2011
The first impression of a home is often in the foyer. In many homes today the front entry is forgotten and the wow factor has been moved into the living room or kitchen. Your clients immediately form their impression of the home when they enter it so not taking care to make the entry sequence wor...
11/20/2011
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