Category Archives: home design

How To Get A Great House

One of our “typical” client concerns (we don’t really have typical clients, they’re all better than that, but work with me here) is what they need to do to get a great house. “Great” in their minds is a completely … Continue reading

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Building A Compact Home Or Directions To Develop A Diminutive Dwelling

“Our last house was too large.” “I really want to build a house that’s just what I need and nothing more.” “I’m tired of cleaning all of these rooms that I never need, I want a cozy little cottage.” If … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With Kids Today?

Well, based on Celina Dill Pickle’s blog, absolutely nothing! 16 years old, great student, teaches dance part time, interning for a great architect, Ross Chapin and building her own tiny house in her spare time. Read more about her on … Continue reading

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What Color Did You Use On…

Long ago, a friend of mine told me about an exchange she had with an architect. She was so mad that she could hardly speak to ME in a calm voice. (Guilt by association?) She had seen a house in a … Continue reading

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Who Should Interpret The Architect’s Drawings, The Builder Or The Owner?

For those of you who’ve ever assembled a grill, a bicycle or similar item from the instructions, you know that there is nothing like clear drawings that show each step in order. For me, anything less is generally cause for … Continue reading

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Old Age And Remodeling Are Not For Sissies

                        It may appear that I’m going to try to talk you out of that remodel you’re thinking of, I’m not. I’m just trying to help you enter the … Continue reading

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HGTV… really?

There’s a new show on HGTV, “Million Dollar Rooms”. I watched for the first and (probably) last time a few days ago. Frankly, I don’t think how much you spent on a room is an acceptable subject for conversation in … Continue reading

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