Posts tagged "construction"

Your Own Project: Get It Started!

Your Own Project:  Get It Started!
At some time, everyone needs to redo.  You can call it “refresh”, “modernize”, but it’s actually more like “maintain”.  A project to maintain the quality of the appearance of your home can be intimidating…or maybe Not. First, make an assessment of what you WANT to do.  I specifically said “want” previously because that might be... Read more »

Planning A Design Project for 2014

 Planning A Design Project for 2014
Is summer really coming?  Based on today, yes!  It is!  It’s time to look forward and check out what’s happening in the Design World for the new season. Some aspects of the construction/design/architecture industry are on an upswing again.   It seems that folks are recognizing that the projects they have been denying and avoiding are... Read more »

On Shopping & Appreciating Design Project Pros

On Shopping & Appreciating Design Project Pros
This entry is at the behest of my co-workers, those professionals and contractors that I work with day.  It’s always in my mind and, yes, this is not the first time  in my blogging life that I have chosen this specific topic. When you decide to embark on a design/construction project, you have the ability to... Read more »
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Get Design Problems Fixed With "Honey & Vinegar"

Get Design Problems Fixed With "Honey & Vinegar"
A client once  said to me (famously–because I paraphrase it so often):  “I don’t really expect everything to be perfect the first time.   I just want the person who’s responsible to come back and take care of it till it’s right.”  The expression is: “you attract more flies with honey than vinegar”,  but I... Read more »

Tree Houses: Awesome For Grown Ups

From CBS Sunday Morning: Tree Houses have reached New Heights!! The care and detailing in these homes is amazing! What a wonderful way to “get away from it all” and not really have to be too far away from the rest of the world (if you’re lucky to have a place for one!). These are... Read more »

What To Expect When You're….Re-Doing

What To Expect When You're….Re-Doing
Here are a few pointers and reminders if you’re  improving your office or your home.  Any of these items will make the process easier: 1.  The most important reminder:  Get some help when making costly decisions.  There are professionals all around, and there is no question that they will save you what they cost you. ... Read more »
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It's All About the Team

This is topic has been beckoning me since I started this blog.  It’s been many years since I started working as a Designer and the longer I work, the more I believe this:  it’s all about the TEAMWORK to get the project “right”. Usually, a Client hires the Architect or the Builder/Contractor — occasionally the... Read more »

Under Pressure?

  This is a gorgeous sunny afternoon.  Time to keep looking forward!!!  In these past couple of weeks I have learned an amazing amount about the Design Industry by investigating, watching, talking and networking in many new ways.  I have set up my Facebook Fan Page all by myself and have learned to manage all... Read more »

Designer? (or not really)

About 10 days ago, an architect asked me the difference between a Decorator and a Designer. A week before I was told by a contractor that one of the best known local “designers” has to take an assistant to every meeting because he can’t read blueprints.  It’s so aggravating, I won’t even go there.  That’s... Read more »
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