02.28.19 Architecture & Details / Lifestyle / Thoughts on Design
What is Coastal Style? Is it a look? A feel or vibe? A place? What is it? I found myself asking these questions after Sally and I had received notification from Ocean Home Magazine that Wilson Kelsey Design had been named to their 2019 Top 50 Coastal Interior Designers list – for the fourth year...
02.22.19 Architecture & Details / Bathroom Design / Built In Cabinetry / Cabinetry & Millwork / Kitchen Design / Thoughts on Design
Architecture & Details / Bathroom Design / Built In Cabinetry / Cabinetry & Millwork / Kitchen Design / Thoughts on Design
Sally and I covered some of the hidden costs of construction in our most recent post about our bathroom renovation. In that post we discussed why you need a contingency budget, which is intended to protect you from two major sources of hidden renovation or construction costs. Unforeseen conditions Scope creep There are other hidden...
02.07.19 Architecture & Details / Bathroom Design / Thoughts on Design
“A construction contingency budget? Why should I need one? I mean, what can be so hard about this? It’s four walls, a floor and a ceiling?” our client asked in disbelief. Then the contractor opened up the walls… CONTROL WHAT YOU CAN CONTROL As I wrote in our most recent post, a proper set of construction...
01.26.19 Architecture & Details / Bathroom Design / Kitchen Design / Thoughts on Design
A renovation project, whether it’s a bathroom, kitchen or entire house, is complex, disruptive and can be filled with unknowns and uncertainty. Virtually all of our clients have never undertaken a renovation before. Since most renovations have a life cycle of 25 – 30 years, they may never undertake another again. It’s called a Low...
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