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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057: Renovating your House

057: Renovating your House

Leaving your mark on the place where you live is built into the DNA of most architects and designers. This can manifest itself in many different ways but for many of us, working on the place where we live is the most obvious choice. Today we are talking about Renovating your House – the good, the bad, and (hopefully not) the ugly.

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Going Dark on my Fence and Deck

Going Dark on my Fence and Deck

Should you paint your fence black? I came pretty close and settled in on a charcoal color (which was a nice change from the previous color of “raw hot dog”) and I’m here to tell you that going dark can be a very good thing.

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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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