Go To the Cave … or Return to Camp?

Go To the Cave … or Return to Camp?

How many of you remember the Choose Your Own Adventure books from your childhood? Go the Cave … Return to Camp? This “concept” works in Design as well.

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Bar Renovation – From Bad to Better

Bar Renovation – From Bad to Better

“Addition by Subtraction” was the theme for the renovation of my bar. Considerate detailing that thought about the entire space resulted in a simple and modern solution.

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Fireplace Renovation – The Long Haul

Fireplace Renovation – The Long Haul

Renovating my house has not been awesome for so many reasons, but slowly and surely we are getting someplace with it all. The most recent item to be added to the “mostly” completed list is my fireplace. Let’s make this clear right from the beginning – I despise my fireplace in the way that Harry Potter despises Voldemort … it is absolute and with malice.

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Kitchen Pantry Design 101

Kitchen Pantry Design 101

Pantries are one of those spaces that exist within every house that either get a lot of attention or no attention at all. With just a few design moves and considerations, you can turn a regular pantry into something amazing.

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Being an Architect Is Hell – Painting and Contact Paper

Being an Architect Is Hell – Painting and Contact Paper

Renovating your home is fun … as long as you have an unlimited budget and don’t have to live there during the process. Unfortunately for me, I don’t have either of those two things and the last two weeks have been pretty rough … not in a “working-in-a-traveling-carnival” sort of way, but I would imagine that both equally unpleasant and would cause you to re-evaluate your life decisions several times a day.

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Being an Architect is Hell – The Renovation Part 1

Being an Architect is Hell – The Renovation Part 1

Being an Architect is hell … I’ve said it before and a lot of you have agreed with me (the smart ones typically). While I think it’s one of the best jobs you can have, being an architect can complicate other aspects of your life, aspects that “regular” people can blissfully go about their lives completely, and at times, blissfully unaware. I am in full-blown renovation at my house at the moment, and I am either a genius or a complete lunatic for choosing this time to tackle the work.

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