The not so glamorous side of transformation

When it comes to creating, nothing puts the damper on things like waiting for the Permit and Resource Management Department, or PRMD.  That is who approves building or remodeling when you are outside the city limits.  And that is who we have been waiting on for the last couple of months of 2014, so we could begin the renovation on the Vintage River Cottage project.

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Layers are not just for fall and winter anymore…

This past year has been an interesting reminder that good design is about “big picture” thinking. I spoke a little about this in an earlier post discussing a plan starting from the entry on the property, up to the house and all the pieces surrounding. This is true whether you have acreage or if it is a city lot, you don’t need to put in place all the pieces at the same time but you do have to have a plan or a design strategy in mind so you can make good choices as you move along in the project.

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Welcome to 2015 – I can’t wait to get started!

My social media guru, Jenna Evans of Evans Real Estate Concierge Services, thought it would be of interest to interview me about my business and chosen profession. Hopefully, you find an interesting tidbit or two. It turns out we had a good laugh while going through the process. Thank god she didn’t want to video tape the interview!

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The Design Trio

Here is the create piece. The last two weeks have been very busy and full with a trio of residential design/renovation projects. One is in the waiting stages. We chose a redesigned floor plan that added square footage and function, made decisions on the majority of the material specification and dropped the permit set plans off at the County to get the go-ahead to start demolition and reconstruction.

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