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Remodeling in Phases – The Beauty of Master Planning

Interior Design | Kitchens & Baths | Whole Home Remodeling

Remodeling in Phases - The Beauty of Master Planning

You know you need to make some changes in your home but the thought of all the planning, the construction process, the overwhelming decisions, not to mention the cost just …

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3 Expert Design Tips For Giving Your Home A “Facelift” by Melissa Kennedy

Architecture & Design | Whole Home Remodeling

Working with Houzz - Our Expert Designer Tips for Making Mood Board

Recently, we have had quite a few inquiries for our design team to add curb appeal to the exteriors of homes. I am always amazed at what our design team can come up …

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Home Design: Hand Sketching vs Architectural Drawing – Talk to the Hand!

Architecture & Design

Home Design:  Hand Sketching vs Architectural Drawing - Talk to the Hand!

Architectural Drawing vs Hand Sketching in Home Design – Talk to the Hand! Architects throughout history have been trained in drafting techniques that communicate three-dimensional ideas on a two dimensional surface, i.e., …

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One-Room Schoolhouse Restoration

Architecture & Design

One-Room Schoolhouse Restoration

Restoring a Historic One-Room Schoolhouse in Ann Arbor Drive by Meadowlark’s offices at 3250 West Liberty Road, and you can see the nearly complete exterior renovation of the former Arabelle Wagner School, …

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Architecture of Italy

Architecture & Design

Pantheon Rome Italy

Iconic Images of Italy Since I’ve recently started working among architects and designers, I’ve started to notice and care about architecture in ways I hadn’t before. I find myself wondering …

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Architecture in Shakespeare’s Time

Architecture & Design

Globe Theatre

A Blast from the Architectural Past Meadowlark is exploring the world! I recently returned from a trip to the United Kingdom, where the landscapes and wide architectural styles thoroughly satisfied …

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For Home Remodeling Don’t Delay – Start Today!

Architecture & Design | Whole Home Remodeling

Couple on couch looking at computer.

Implementing ideas takes a great deal of communication. Communication takes time. Communication takes thought. Communication takes compromise. Communication takes emotions. A home remodeling project is just this – a full …

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Building Better with Science

Architecture & Design

Building Better with Science

I was first introduced to Joe Lstiburek several years ago. I’ve had the pleasure of hearing him speak a couple of times and it is always interesting, especially considering the ease with which …

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The Classical Architecture of Boston

Architecture & Design

The Classical Architecture of Boston

I recently visited Boston, Massachusetts, with my husband for vacation. It was my first time visiting the city and I sure hope wasn’t my last! Boston is a beautiful city …

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Downsizing and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Smith House

Architecture & Design

Marsie Klug

Downsizing is appealing to some; the motivation to downsize can be fueled by wanting to reduce environmental impact, or striving to save money, or an attempt to live more simply …

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Add Some Curb Appeal

Architecture & Design | Whole Home Remodeling

Melissa Kennedy

Recently, we have had quite a few inquiries for our design team to add curb appeal to the exteriors of homes. I am always amazed at what our design team can come up …

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The Living Laboratory

Accessible Design | Architecture & Design | Custom Homes

Katie MacGillivray

How would you like to build a home as a research tool? Rosemarie Rossetti and her husband Mark Leder did exactly this when they created the Universal Design Living Laboratory. In …

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