Commense Studio


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Design, BIM, Revit consultation

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Atlanta, GA US 
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Kyle Benedict 
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Atlanta, GA 30312 
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Houzz Tour: A Home Designed to Make Work a Pleasure

A house built for working, cooking, gardening and entertaining opens to the landscape while offering shelter from the summer sun Full Story
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emmatheinteriordesigner
Wow.
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emmatheinteriordesigner
this is an amazing house, I love the cool shape of it. THIS IS SO COOL!!!
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Houzz Tour: Home Expansion Lets the Sunshine In

A Dublin home expands to accommodate a couple’s growing family and their love of entertaining Full Story
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Robin
The color scheme is beautiful. I thought it was a denim blue and am surprised to know it is gray! The rooms flow nicely too.
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tracicol
What is the name of the color used on the shelving and kitchen wall. For that matter, all the colors.
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The Kitchen Storage Space That Hides at Floor Level

Cabinet toe kicks can cleverly house a bank of wide drawers — or be dressed up to add a flourish to your kitchen design Full Story
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mkgulick
Great spatial use and design
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Clever use of toe kicks for storage !
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28 Outdoor Projects Everyone Should Know About

Learn how to refinish your wood deck, make a garden fountain, add a shed and more Full Story
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reupser
Very nice idea book! A couple thoughts. A built in BBQ looks great but remember it is exposed to the elements year round (unless it's under cover). I have yet to see a BBQ that won't sooner or later rust or rot out over time. When that happens you have to find a new BBQ that's an exact fit. I don't know, is there a standard for BBQ's like kitchen stoves? If not good luck! Second, someone wondered if people use their outdoor rooms;the answer is yes. Here in the PNW we use ours 9 months a year, far more often than we use our dining room!
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John Stapleton
Hide the AC unit - Nice idea but be careful not to restrict airflow. Your AC needs quite a bit of clearance to draw in air. Feet - not just inches. Check with your AC service technician first.
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12 Ways to Get a Luxe Bathroom Look for Less

Your budget bathroom can have a high-end feel with these tricks for choosing tile, stone, furniture and more Full Story
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Interesting article and an informative discussion. We're building a house and I learned a lot. Thanks!
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8 Things Successful Architects and Designers Do

Good architects tell a story and engage the senses. They understand the rules — and know when to break them Full Story
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mfwolfe
I do not for a moment regret the money I spent having my new house designed by an architect. I am not a 1%-er and choosing to have an architect did cause us to have a smaller house than we could have had if we would have gone with a simpler design. But my husband and I love our new house and part of the reason is the little things that an architect does. For example, the wood storage cubby outside the front door flows into the hall closet right inside the front door which flows into the books shelves that line the wall of the living room and that flows into the kitchen where the windows frame a wonderful view. There are so many of these little details that make our house "ours."
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Houzz Tour: A Modern Remake Brings Ocean Views Into Focus

Expanses of glass open up 180-degree coastal views in a sleek family home Full Story
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alwzrt
The view could not make up for living in a shoe box and match stick structure with no personality whatsoever. Horrible.
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onthecoast1
I think this house is amazing. I'm a minimalist who leans toward traditional pieces in my own decor, but this house looks so clean and unobstructed that I would LOVE living in it and giving up my traditional furniture. It's the openness, all the glass, and the pretty pool that sells it for me. But I would worry non-stop about the utility bills, property taxes, and window cleaning...... Maybe if I win the lotto.

I would argue that the personality is in the architecture and materials used. Simple, natural, laid-back but elegant.
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Inside Houzz: A Walnut Wall of Storage Opens Up a Kitchen

A 30-foot wall of storage frees up cooking areas and counters for food prep and entertaining Full Story
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granny4five
Obviously, you get a step ladder for an item that you don 't 'to use very often.
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marsia
I love walnut and glossy white. Gorgeous natural yet glam combination. We are going to do our entryway in a walnut built-in closet and a wall of glass cabinets that can get pictures put under the glass so I can make a huge mural that is drawn on paper and protected under a wall of glass doors. It's great to see similar materials so I can tell how ours will look! (I haven't shown my sketches to the builder yet, so they are very rough.)
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Hemp, Hemp, Hooray! This Superplant May Be Legal Again in the USA

Hemp products are durable, sustainable, antibacterial and much more. Will the plant finally get the status it’s due in the States? Full Story
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ebabas
Fascinating article, thank you Karen!

@scarbowcow- it's intriguing,as Karen said, to find out what led you to read about Transylvania, but the diff would be that I have to ask you as I am from Transylvania ;)
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roxieks
DIYers here is an idea I saw on Pinterest. Those round containers used for carrot/celery/veggies and the center is for dips. Pour concrete into each opening, cover so it doesn't dry too fast with the lid and let set the recommended time on the concrete mix. It looks just like a flower. Paint them any color you wish. If you want a stem, wear gloves and make a rope out of the concrete, let it dry on a tarp.
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Going Beyond Technology in the Media Room

The right furniture, lighting and storage will turn your media room into a comfortable place for the family to hang out in Full Story
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jennyhurst
Love the dark walls, couch
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Walls
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Light and Personality Fill a Remodeled London Home

Eclectic and heritage elements mix in a clever extension that adds volume without digging into the home’s foundation Full Story
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ss l
The article says that is Farrow & Ball's Arsenic in the living area, but that seems wrong? Isn't Arsenic a bright greenish/blue?
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hollywoodland
I agree--it looks much darker than Arsenic. Maybe it's the light.
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Trick Out Your Kitchen Backsplash for Storage and More

Free up countertop space and keep often-used items handy by making your backsplash more resourceful Full Story
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gertiedaub
Actually, it is not that my kitchen is big. It is that I have so little in my kitchen. My kitchen is really tiny. I just have what I use and no more than that. That is why my cabinets are empty.
August 25, 2014 at 6:55AM     
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mcvre
Efficient
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Key Measurements to Help You Design the Perfect Home Office

Fit all your work surfaces, equipment and storage with comfortable clearances by keeping these dimensions in mind Full Story
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Dura Supreme Cabinetry
schin - You're welcome. I hope it helps.
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samanthita
Desk and bookcase
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Home-Buying Checklist: 20 Things to Consider Beyond the Inspection

Quality of life is just as important as construction quality. Learn what to look for at open houses to ensure comfort in your new home Full Story
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lc29
bighouse169, you bring up a good point about checking cell phone reception. My sister's new house has metal framing and foil sheathed insulation, they have to walk outside to get a cell phone signal.
We once rented a house a couple of blocks away from the 101 freeway in LA, we couldn't hear traffic noise........but, LAPD and the local news stations love their helicopters! So if there is a car chase or a big accident the copters will circle around the entire neighborhood trying to get the perfect video for the news. Morning rush hour was the worst, I'd try to catch a few extra winks after a cross country trip and the helicopters would be circling over the house. Now I live close to the beach instead of the freeway, but those stupid helicopters have followed me to fly over the beach on summer weekends, can't win!
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Amanda Rogers
Be sure to check the water source. If it's well water, get it tested. If it's municipal water, check the water quality reports and find out where the water comes from. Where I live in the California, the next town over has very hard water that is a mixture of Delta water (pollutants and pesticides have to be removed) and well water. Residents there have to get water softeners and can still have problems with the water corroding plumbing and appliances. Whereas, the town I live in gets it water straight from the mountains. It's much cleaner and doesn't have the hardness issues. Also, with the drought problems in California and other areas, make sure that the water source is reliable. Some small communities have already ran out of water making their properties worthless if they want to sell. If the house is on well water, does a nearby farm also draw from the same groundwater basin? If so, you may find yourself running out of water. It's already happened in some areas of the state.
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Kitchen of the Week: Organic Modernism in Seattle

Craftsmanship from top to bottom gives a linear kitchen overlooking Puget Sound a natural feel Full Story
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FINNE Architects
A slight correction: the "before" kitchen was somewhat closed to the Puget Sound view prior to the renovation, since there was a wall with an opening between the kitchen and the dining room. After the renovation, the view of Puget Sound from the kitchen really opened up since the wall was removed.
August 25, 2014 at 1:56PM   
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marjie1059
Finne, your explanations help make sense of the room. I still am not sure how the pots and pans underneath, but yet in plain view, add to the simplicity of the room--I would find that detracting for me. But I totally get the idea of opening up the space, particularly when it increases efficiency, flow, and personal contact, and/or when there is a lovely view to maximize such as what they have here.
Your simple comment about the panel installed because of the neighbor's bright yellow house says it all to those who, like me, were puzzled by the reason for that panel being in that specific place. Totally makes sense, and the style of it goes well with the other style components.
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Just a Few Things for the Dream-Home Wish List

A sunken hot tub, dedicated game room, tree house, hidden wine cellar and more. Which of these home luxuries would you like best? Full Story
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lenoraanna
Hello Artistexclusive, Thanks for you comment. And, to answer your question, Shelter-Kit is a company (it's been around for some 35 - 40 years, with an excellent reputation. It's been featured in hardbound coffee table books & in various magazines as well as a story in the NYTimes) that makes post & beam kit buildings. Theses are then shipped to the customer who may either assemble the structure themselves or hire someone to do it….no building experience needed! The most amazing thing, besides the quality of wood & products used, is the fact that every board, post, nut, bolt, nail, siding, roofing, windows, doors & stairs (if having a 2nd floor) is all part of the kit. Everything is pre-cut or drilled so electricity is not needed & there is no waist. Our house is just over 3,000 square feet….3 barns, of different sizes, are combined to make the house. Shelter-Kit engineers took our ideas & brought our dream to fruition & the process was fairly quick & fun. I love our house ! FYI - Shelter-Kit ships overseas, certainly throughout the US, & Canada. They have helicoptered cabins onto high cliffs & into canyon floors. Many of their houses & cabins are delivered to islands. This is particularly cost effective for islanders because everything comes at one time, no one ever has to go back to the mainland for a "part" & there is no construction waist to clean up & dispose of. And apparently their engineers are skilled at earthquake code designs (for those who live on a fault line)!

Well, I guess I've sung their sterling praises. You can find this company online at Shelter-Kit.com, or something pretty close. Happy trails!
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artistexclusive
Hi lenoraanna thank you so much!!! I'll check them out they sound fantastic! So happy you love your home and it turned out so well!!
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Houzz Tour: Family Living in 980 Square Feet

In a place known for going big, a family of 4 opts for creative space savers and subtle luxuries instead Full Story
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Nancy Cooper
this is fantastic, especially that you did it inTexas. Even with the popularity of The Not So Big House, and Pattern Language, developers and home seekers are still going for Big for the Buck, and it drives me crazy. even on Houzz, when I look for ideas for small rooms, what some people call small is still huge.
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somedaybytheocean
For this reader, a visual confection, delightful in every way, utterly pleasing, clever, and endearing. How lovely! And to this: "The couple floated the home off the ground to protect the root structure of the trees," I can only say, bless you.
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Key Measurements for Designing the Perfect Living Room

Learn the numbers that will allow good circulation, flow and balance as you fit in all the furnishings you want Full Story
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@reedb56, I wasn't sure of your question. Are you buying a sofa in addition to the Ethan Allen chairs you have? Would need to see the room or layout. If you start a discussion, post on here and let us know and I promise to hop on the discussion. Thanks.
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Interiors by Tracy
Awesome information
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Yes, You Can Use Brick in the Kitchen

Quell your fears of cooking splashes, cleaning nightmares and dust with these tips from the pros Full Story
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Suzann Lauer
When a room has a wall that is 'the real' brick, I think that it adds such raw beauty to the room. Love it!
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bunnit
Looks lovely, but give me something easy to clean - mirror, glass tiles. Even ceramic tiles weren't as easy as what I have now. (glass tiles). If I can't wipe it down quickly to keep it clean I don't want it.
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10 Cool Ideas for Backyard Retreats and Playhouses

Get away from it all without packing a bag, by setting up an outbuilding tailored to your imagination Full Story
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I built this one..
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Houzz Tour: A Big Sky Country House Embraces Wide-Open Views

Generous glass opens this Montana home to the rugged scenery, while wood keeps the look warm and inviting Full Story
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rezchick1
At first I didn't like this house but reviewed the pix and I do love many of the elements, wood, glass, etc and location. The bridge is scary awesome but I do see there is an alternative walkway leading up to the steps. I live amongst rattlesnakes and yes they do travel. I have found some in the pool trying to cool down. (Having several cats, 12-14, took care of that near the house and pool area). I enjoy living close with nature and having concerns over resources and conservation, I question the excessiveness in building these days. Lovely home though.
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johsmi
Just wonderful!
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6 Tips From a Nearly Zero-Waste Home

Lower your trash output and increase your quality of life with these ideas from a mom who did it to the max Full Story
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I am glad to see that this post is generating such interest and passion among Houzz readers. I encourage those of you who have questions to visit Bea Johnson's blog (http://zerowastehome.blogspot.com/) or her book, where she addresses all of your questions and concerns in detail--including her struggle deciding to write a physical book about being zero waste! (She recommends checking her book out from the library, buying used, or re-gifting it).

Also, for folks who are not into the color white, Johnson has more images of her home both on Houzz and on her blog, which includes colorful wall paint and bright pillows, as well as a decorative "living wall" in the living room. I feel remiss for having omitted those in this post.

I appreciate the comments from Sally Benjamin and others who have given kudos to a homeowner who is living a unique lifestyle. I encourage readers to take what works for them, and try to refrain from making judgements about the family that inhabits this space. It is counterproductive to shame homeowners and designers who are kind enough to share their projects on Houzz!

I've found this home to be inspiring, and I hoped it would inspire others as well to think about how design choices impact our consumption habits.
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Ruth
Hi Bea,
What's in the bottles on the bottom shelf of your pantry? I've just started fermenting vegetables (not canning) and will eventually make fermented drinks. Like your home and lifestyle. I'm working toward that.
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Materials Workshop: Channel Glass Finds Its Groove in Homes

The commerical world already knew its benefits. Now channel glass is bringing diffused daylight, privacy and more to residences Full Story
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Folding Designs Make the Most of Your Space

Look to furniture and doors that fold to increase usable living space without crimping your style Full Story
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Lauren Fernandez
Drying wrack
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Good drying place .... Saves space
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Kitchen of the Week: Industrial Design’s Softer Side

Dark gray cabinets and stainless steel mix with warm oak accents in a bright, family-friendly London kitchen Full Story
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Nice chatting with you, too! If you require honest advice in the future, you know where I am! Take care.
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Funke Odutola
It is warm,friendly,down-to-earth.I love the use of bricks which makes it rustic.
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Cool Color Palettes: Enviable Green and Blue Spaces

Freshen up tired interiors with dewy to inky hues that harmonize even as they help each other stand out Full Story
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Christina
Stacy Miles...may I ask to what your comment is directed?
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nkapteyn
Saw the bedroom in person! My girls and I loved it. I even took a picture! Love the aqua and lime together - it's relaxing without being too mellow.
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An Award-Winning Landscape Embraces Bay Views

Once overgrown and lackluster, these California garden areas now thoughtfully enhance the incredible view Full Story
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Mountain View Window & Door
Awesome remodel! The sliding doors offer a wonderful option to see the beauty outside, are they Fleetwood doors?
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Stunning!
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Review for nestliving - CLOSED:

Does Nest-Living still exist? The site seems to be down which is unfortunate because they were one of my favorite online sources for great modern furniture.
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