renovations

Renovating Without Plans? What DIY-ers Should Know!

Renovating Without Plans? What DIY-ers Should Know!

Design intent can be tough to convey; it is comprised of any number of ideas and goals, and all of the implications of achieving them successfully.  It can be tough for owners to express what your intent is if you’re not fluent in the language of building - and why should they be?  I can’t speak the language of medicine, or astronomy, and no one is expecting me to.

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Reimagining of a Habitat For Humanity Houseplan

Reimagining of a Habitat For Humanity Houseplan

This project is a great example of how a few simple customizations to any structure can add value, and that value is amplified when we avoid using the bulldozer as an 'easy' out to our housing needs.  The most sustainable solutions for new buildings are far and away those that involve repurposing and upcycling our existing stock of housing, and even our stock-plan builder home neighborhoods could become more interesting places if housing was allowed to evolve and grow in as unique a way as its inhabitants.

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Studio BKA's guide to interior selections

Studio BKA's guide to interior  selections

If you are feeling stuck while trying to select finish and fixture package for your renovation or new construction project, have to no fear. Material and fixture selections can feel overwhelming. "Where do I start?" "I like everything?" These are some things I hear from my clients. This step-by-step guide is a simplified and short version of the process I use to select finishes and fixtures for my clients. It can be applied to residential and commercial projects. 

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