Category: Architecture & Design

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The Future is Flexible

Too often, designers and homeowners think of a home renovation as a finished product. In reality, the most successful renovations are those that are driven not by images or broad …

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2019 BRAG Fall Remodelers Home Tour: SUCCESS!

Another one in the (record) books. It was our pleasure to participate in this year’s BRAG Fall Remodelers Home Tour with a beautiful manufactured remodel in the Wines neighborhood. An …

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Embracing Awkwardness in Your Home

Feeling awkward in your own home? If you cringe every time you look at a space in your house, here are some tips for embracing awkwardness and making those spaces …

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What’s Up with Stairs?

Stairs . . . they’re both the bane of and the reason for a designer’s existence. Almost every project we work on has at least one set of them. Staircases …

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

When most people hear the word “green” used in conjunction with home remodeling, their first thought is usually saving money on energy costs. However, at Meadowlark, we know that being …

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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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Ypsilanti Farmers Market - Growing Hope with a Blue Barn Door

Ypsilanti Farmers Market – Growing Hope with a Blue Barn Door For a couple of years we have been working with some of the folks at an organization in Ypsilanti, …

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Home Tours and Haikus

Aside from her many talents in interior design, our very own Marsie Surguine is a whiz with haiku. She can rattle off a haiku in the time it takes most …

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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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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

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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