Fitting In

How should a modernist live in a traditional town?  In an area abundant with beautiful older homes, a more modern residence can often look out of place.  Even though they may wish to express their inner modernist, many homeowners are concerned that a modern design...

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Allowances: Pricing the Unknown

While working through a project, it is important to keep your budget front and center.  A great way to do this is by requesting construction estimates from contractors early in the process.  With that said, reviewing construction estimates at this stage can sometimes...

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The Keys to Starting a Project

Are you ready to get going? If so, the next few months hold both excitement and plenty of tasks to keep you busy. To assist, we’ve put our experience in residential design and project management to good use for you. The Keys is our guide for the motivated homeowner,...

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The Value of Time

Over the years we have learned that the lifespan of a project is a black box to most people.  While they may have a basic understanding of what it takes to build a house, they are unaware of all the steps and details required for turning their list of desires into a...

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The True Cost of Construction

When planning a project it’s important to be aware that there is more to a comprehensive budget than simply the final construction costs.  A Construction Budget, the cost of labor and materials required for constructing the project, and a Project Budget, all the costs...

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