Everybody loves large glass windows.
It’s almost as if they don’t pose a danger of (trigger warning) breaking into gigantic skin slicing shards of death. I mean, one careless drunken headfirst crash could have you swimming in your own plasma, right?
Well, yes and no.
Yes, technically, large shards of broken glass are the perfect monstrous blend of sharpness and weight to rend flesh. (see – Alaskan Glass Knives)
No – large breakable glass panels have no place in a home.
If you’ve ever run into a clear glass wall and bounced back, chances are tempered glass has saved your life.
Small spaces are a special kind of challenge for architectural presentations. Simple VR presentations could go a long way to help communicate the essence of a small space.
There’s nothing like the beginning of a year to inspire you to get things in order and spring clean. I was prepared for sorting through the sheer amount of things I’d collected over time, and the emotional toll of letting go. Clearing room to create more room for focus would be worth it, after all. What I didn’t expect was dust.
Designers may be amazing creatures, but they’re very rarely mind-readers. To build your house, talk to your architect. Describe your hopes and expectations for the spaces you’ll need, and how big you want them to be.
“How much?” is the wrong first question.
While it may sometimes be the simplest way to think about options, asking how much it will cost isn’t necessarily the best way to start thinking about designers.
Design isn’t an object purchase. It’s not a finished fixed product. It’s a personalized service that’s catered to your particular needs and requirements.
When you hire a designer you’re taking on a partner to hold your hand through the programming, walk you through generating schemes, advise you on material selection, create your working drawings, and to represent your interests on site as your house is getting built. You have to know who they are, how they work, and what they stand for.
We grow up wanting mansions with rooms for everything. Over time, we recognize the realities and responsibilities that go with that dream. And things don’t seem quite as dreamy as they’d once seemed. Alternatives may just offer more of whats important for much less –
Small Homes: 7 Big Gains to Thinking Small
Its been years, and that condo unit you bought at the pre-selling stage is finally ready! Your agent is telling you that all that’s left is to accept the unit and you’re ready to move in.
What they might be glossing over is that you have to accept things as they are first.
There’s actually one more thing you have to do before signing off on the turn over –
The Punch List