5 Key Master Bath Design & Construction Considerations

Got a new Master Bathroom on your mind?  Whether you are thinking of remodeling an existing bathroom or designing one for your new home, the most important things to consider are the same. In this post, we will discuss 5 key design and construction considerations that we typically guide our clients on when working on master [...]

By | January 3rd, 2017|Architecture and Design, Construction Quality, Home Designs, Interiors, Materials and Products, Residential|Comments Off on 5 Key Master Bath Design & Construction Considerations

Floating Terrace Deck in the Making

This Pepper Pike, Ohio remodel of a Mid-Century Modern home is coming together.  The new roof structure and roofing membrane are in place and the floating deck is being installed. Deck Going Down...Railing Going Up!   Unlike the old rotted out terrace deck that was removed, this new decking system and the [...]

By | October 27th, 2016|Construction Quality, Homes, Materials and Products, Residential|Comments Off on Floating Terrace Deck in the Making

Green Natural Roofs

These pictures of homes with sloped green roofs were taken during a trip to Denmark.  Many of these homes and roofs are over 50 years old. The homes are located in a beautiful area close to the beach with rolling sand dunes and lots of greenery.  It's fascinating how well these homes fit in with their natural [...]

Edgehill Residence – Cleveland Heights – Master Suite

Warm contemporary master bathroom with natural materials Here's an example of a large Cleveland Heights, OH, home that needed a total refresh to make it welcoming for the homeowners, two physicians with extremely busy schedules. The clients purchased the house with an existing master suite complete with large walk-in closet, master bedroom and [...]

Shipping Container Residence – Cleveland

Street view rendering of container residence. Watch the Video: Shipping Container Residence This residence will be constructed from shipping containers. It will be situated on an existing property on the outskirts of Little Italy in Cleveland and will provide student housing to students attending the Case Western Reserve University. The inspiration for using [...]

Tudor Drive Addition – Cleveland Heights

Two-Story Addition on Tudor Road in Cleveland Heights New two story addition we designed for a Cleveland Heights home is under construction on Tudor Drive. The addition will house a new family room extension on the ground floor which the house was missing. There will also be a new expanded dining room on [...]

Painting in Spring and Fall

If you are thinking of painting the exterior of your house/ building this spring, make sure to follow the temperature specifications on the paint can.  The minimum temperature requirements vary by manufacturer and product, so read instructions carefully.  A general rule of thumb is that the temperature should stay above 40 degrees Fahrenheit for at [...]

By | April 25th, 2013|Construction Quality, Materials and Products|0 Comments

Ohio Energy Efficient Products Program

If you live in Ohio and are looking to purchase new appliances for your home in the near future, you might want to check the energy efficient products program from your local utility company out.  They offer rebates on a couple of energy efficient appliances.  Here's a link to their website:

By | March 19th, 2013|Energy Efficiency, Materials and Products|0 Comments

Should You be Concerned about Spray Foam Insulation?

Have you considered using spray foam insulation in your building project?  If so, there is an informative article you should read.  However, before sending you  to the article, we would like to recommend that you to read the entire article; the reason being that some of the most important information is found near the end, where [...]