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Randy Brown
Randy Brown Architects
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I have this step already, but still saving. 3. Find some land. Where do you want to be? How do you want to live? What are you looking for? Maybe you want that house in the mountains or with the ocean view, but it's not in the cards right
that it really does want to shed those avocado-colored appliances, that shag carpeting and those single-pane windows, and you know you're the person to do that. So take heart if you decide to transform that sow's ear into a silk purse. You'll be amazed at the transformation that can take place.
like geometric room--still want a covered verandah--how do I harmonize these ideas--work with builder.
3. Find some land. Where do you want to be? How do you want to live? What are you looking for? Maybe you want that house in the mountains or with the ocean view, but it's not in the cards
“Windows” — suzikeene
Arcanum Architecture
Palo Alto Residence
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10. Do some of the work yourself. If you want to bring up this option with your contractor, be careful to stay out of his way while doing your own work. Maybe you can install the floating cork floor after the room is built but before the finish carpenters and painters come in — you could even do it on
9. Don't do everything now. Stage or downscale the project. Before budget becomes a driving factor, we often get carried away and want to change everything. If there are parts of the project you could do another time without added cost, wait on those. Staging
love the color, would consider doing the windows ion cranberry if I could pull it off
10. Do some of the work yourself. If you want to bring up this option with your contractor, be careful to stay out of his way while doing your own work. Maybe you can install the floating cork floor after the room is built but before the finish carpenters and painters come in — you could even do it on
“Modern!” — marycaroline
Bonin Architects & Associates
7 Reviews
Lake Sunapee, NH View
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Roof has mixture do tin and asphalt
Consider leaves nature's gift to the garden. All you need to do is get them to the right place. Those on your lawn can be shredded with the lawnmower, then either added to your compost bin or put straight back onto the garden as a mulch. Do not cover crowns of perennials, however, as they could rot.
lights — on the ground level if you get no snow or up higher on posts if you do — to remedy the problem. Welcoming lights leading the way to your door will beckon warmly from the road, showing visitors the way.Tell us: How do you spice up your home’s curb appeal in winter?
drainpipes. Depending on your climate, you may want to hold off until later in the fall (when most leaves have dropped) before cleaning the gutters, but doing a visual inspection now is a good idea. If any branches and leaves fell during summer storms, remove them so they don't cause blockages during autumn
“Mixed roof lines.” — jzusel
Mitchell Wall Architecture & Design
1 Review
The Green House
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science term for this type of comparison is "peer proof." “It’s a matter of understanding what your community is doing and feeling a normal interior pressure to do what your peers are doing,” says Roderick Morris, senior vice president of marketing and operations at Opower; he calls Opower a behavioral
back to that street sweeper in the orange experiment. “That one person sweeping the pavement had big influence. The beauty is that it’s one person doing that and giving an example. So you have an influence. And that should be a positive message there,” Keizer says. He's not the only one who's picked
program in the world, analyzing utility data from 18 million homes worldwide. It uses that info to influence people to use less energy. How does Opower do it? For starters, the company tells people when their neighbors are using less energy than they are. The idea is based on research done by Robert Cialdini
“Dark windows, cream trim” — Lauren Melane Design
Bensonwood
1 Review
Burns Barn
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schedules and workloads. And now things are quiet, and your house feels gigantic — your purpose unclear. What should you do? Do you move? Downsize? What if your kids get married and have kids? Do you move closer to them? There’s a lot to consider.
“Most people do very well with the empty nest,” says Karen Fingerman, a professor of human development and family sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. “For marital couples, it is often a period of renewed intimacy and relationship building,” she says. But transitions can be difficult for many
many people, and the empty nest is a transition, she says. “Some people do experience distress when the children first move out. Regardless, most people find their well-being is improved after that initial transition. Parents notice the benefits of more leisure time. In the U.S., where grown children
“Barn house” — berniecarrielee
Forward Design Build
8 Reviews
Baseview Cottage
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completely demolished, and some of it was salvaged to complete the project. You can see more on our blog http://forwardbaseline.blogspot.com please do not hesitate to contact me at Forward Design Build by emailing andrea@planforward.net Thank you again!
front. Many contractors will take on projects only for which they do all the work from start to finish, but some are more flexible. Go down this path very carefully so you are clear about what the contractor is and is not finishing. 7. What do you subcontract? Things vary by state, but usually a licensed
? for Contractor--6. Deal-breaker questions: Will you let me do part of the work? Can you leave the bath unfinished? Will you let me supply all of the materials? If you want any of these or other things that don’t
“shingles siding mixed with regular siding” — merrybethanderson
Fred Martin, AIAP
Fred Martin, AIAP
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What do you like about this photo? Picket fence
list, just cross them off your to-do list. Let them go and any of the other things you wanted to do but, for whatever reason, didn’t. In our home we’re dealing with a few health issues, and this year the list of what I’m not doing for Christmas prep is longer than my to-do List. “Not this year” I keep telling
“Garland” — tammyjohnson1017
OKB Architecture
3 Reviews
Avon Avenue
Ideabooks3,185
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Do the panels have exposed fasteners? Or is it a lap? Thanks
profile. Does it show off the work you do well? It’s speaking on your behalf to prospective clients meeting you for the first time. Is it saying the things you want it to?Never forget that you’re an architect, and creative problem solving is at the heart of what you do best. Put that to use in crafting a
a brand that uniquely speaks to what you do well. Then get to work on that logo of yours.Next: The Basics of Marketing Your Design BusinessMore: 10 Things Architects Want You to Know About What They Do
“Recycled concrete path” — jlhendrickson
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