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Work Space Design: Choosing Amenities to Keep Your Employees Happy

On average, Americans will spend one-third of their lives working their days away in the office. That’s a lot of time to be stuck at a desk, and companies such as Google have taken steps to make that time a little more enjoyable. To ease the stresses of the day, Google has gone over the […]

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An Acoustic Evaluation of Open Floor Plans

There are advantages to the open floor plan for home and work spaces, but there are also a hefty dose of disadvantages that become increasingly apparent as the trend is starting to die down. The most notable downside being the amount of noise that comes with an open floor plan, and how that noise can really […]

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Difference Between Luxe and Essential in Apartment Bathroom Design

Most clients interested in an apartment bathroom remodel approach the table with space – or lack thereof – at the forefront. They often feel like a small apartment space means they can’t achieve the luxurious aesthetic trending in spa-like bathrooms for residential home designs. In fact, by applying professional bathroom design tips, you can forego […]

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A Look Into the Rise of Microhouses and Modular Guest Houses

Tiny houses and space-efficient floor plans are a penchant of ours. How can you not love them – they’re clever, affordable, space-saving, eco-friendly – need we go on? With the costs of real estate and construction on the rise, micro-housing offers a unique guest house design idea. Looking For Unique Guest House Design Ideas? Consider […]

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Silence: The Newest Trend in Luxury Design

Thanks to modern technology, the world just keeps getting noisier and certain businesses are taking note. Perhaps that’s why luxury resort Parrot Cay by COMO, located in the Caribbean’s Turks and Caicos Islands, changed their motto to: Silence is the new luxury. Leverage Luxury Design Trends: Add Quiet Spaces to Your Home or Office Design Open […]

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Modern Bathroom Trends: Why We're Opting Out of Separate Tubs and Showers

For the past several years, the master bathroom has trended towards a luxurious day spa retreat space, complete with large walk-in showers and oversized soak tubs. Lately, those empty tubs have been collecting more dust than water, and owners have wised up. If there is another bathroom that has an available tub, homeowners are more apt […]

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Color Trends: A Look Back on Pantone’s Colors of the Year

We’re pleased to see the Pantone Color of the Year is Marsala – a warm, rich hue, completely functional in multiple residential and commercial design applications.  The new color can be used more as a background than an accent (as opposed to 2014’s Radiant Orchid…).   We love trying to use the new colors in a creative […]

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Guest Post: A Response to LED Lighting in Religious Settings

We recently posted an article on the importance of lighting design in places of worship, pointing out that lighting in these spaces must attend to several goals, not the least of which are safety, task/utility, ambiance and energy efficiency. We’re posting a response to that article by lighting designer Carrie Slife. Carrie works for Sladen […]

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Painted Roof vs. Green Roof: Which Energy-Efficient Roof Design Is Right For You?

Some of the most energy-efficient improvements you can make in your home take place at the top. One of them involves your roofing system. The solar heat gain that accumulates via hot roofs causes your HVAC to run overtime, which also keeps those energy bills significantly higher than necessary. An energy-efficient roof design mitigates solar […]

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The Importance of Lighting Design in Places of Worship

Thoughtful lighting plans should be a foundation of any design, but they play a particularly important role when it comes to designing places of worship. The physical building plays multiple roles for a spiritual or religious community.  For this reason, the lighting plan is a critical part of how the building functions. Take a Holistic […]

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