'YOU CAN'T MAKE A SILK PURSE FROM A SOW'S EAR'.....OR CAN YOU?
PHOTOGRAPHS OF A FINISHED PROJECT CAN BE INSPIRATIONAL
BUT UNDERSTANDING WHAT A PROJECT IS BORN OF IS MUCH MORE USEFUL!
NORTH CAPITOL HILL RESIDENCE
WEST SEATTLE RESIDENCE
a silk purse... ~ west elevation
I am so sorry this took so long!!! I wanted to offset the white kitchens I've shown with some colorful options, however, it was not an easy endeavor. I had a few, but I wanted to show a large range to cover everyone's style....
I had imagined splashes of vibrant colors, but those were usually on the walls offsetting white cabinets.
Ceilings aren’t usually the first things that come to mind when you think of your home’s décor, unless they’re awful. In fact, ceilings are one of the most overlooked (or maybe it’s under-looked) areas in the home. Most people just settle for safe, although boring, textureless, white ceilings and don’t even realize the multitude of options open to them. If you’ve been thinking about a change but aren’t quite sure where to start, use our guide to see what’s out there.
There is an unwritten standard in the "Design Build-Home Building" world that has been kept somewhat quiet, and this standard is the design and cost estimating of homes “by the square foot” (BiSqFt). This means that each trade (electricians, carpenters, painters, etc) price their services according to the number of square feet a project claims to be. In short, the cost of their services are calculated based on the size of the home.
Ask any architect about the details of their work and you will quickly see how complicated it can be. Coordinating building layouts, structural frames, materials, finishes, and countless other components means a change in one area affects every other aspect of the building. So when something comes along that can simplify this process, it is prudent to examine its possibilities. (It took 5000 years to put wheels on luggage.)