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3 Steps To Start Planning A Home Office

When thinking about a home office renovation there are plenty of variables to consider.  This article should help get you going in the right direction to get the most out of your renovation, and make home your own.  This article is pertinent for those who use their home office for their full time profession, or just when they need some quiet time to get something done. keep reading

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What Does An Architect Need to Know to Help?

If you are at the stage of your project planning where you have realized it is time to get help from a design professional, how do you kick off that process?  First and foremost, please consider the three legs of a good project, as every architect will want to know these things coming in.  If you don’t have everything figured out, that is perfectly normal, as the design professional should be available to help fill in the blanks. keep reading

Planning

The 3 Legs Of A Successfully Organized Project

A colleague once explained to me that a successful project is like a three-legged stool.  The three legs of a successful project are Scope, Schedule, and Budget.  In this article I will explain each leg, how they can affect each other, and why they are the critical components of a successful project. keep reading

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Should I Do This On My Own?

With all kinds of DIY options around us it becomes easy, and attractive to consider undertaking home renovation, or even addition projects on our own.  Some of us are lucky enough to have the skills to plan, and execute a home renovation project, and have it turn out flawless.  Unfortunately not all of us can be renaissance people with a myriad of skills.  This article is intended to help you determine whether a DIY project is for you, and if it is best to start calling professionals to make sure your money and time is well spent. keep reading