I recently attended a fascinating seminar that featured Ellen Cheever, CMKBD, ASID, CAPS, who is an award-winning kitchen and bath professional.
The Americans with Disabilities Act, which passed two decades ago, does not apply to private residences, but it has encouraged us to focus on improving access in homes, as well, making universal design almost a given.
Client wants and needs are evolving and remodelers must adjust to the trends
I frequently receive e-mails seeking my thoughts on profitability and pricing.
Qualified Remodeler columnist Michael Menn gives advice on greenwashing in his Design Lab column.
Qualified Remodeler columnist Michael Menn gives advice on putting together winning design contest entries
Columnist Michael Menn gives design tips for Qualified Remodeler readers
Qualified Remodeler Columnist Michael Menn shares the equation for success in design a successful remodeling project
Green or sustainable design depends on a variety of factors.
In my June column, I said there were only two green options for lamps.
Good lighting design transforms ordinary spaces and makes them spectacular.
I use lighting as an integral part of everything I design, whether it is a small powder room or a large
two-story family room.
Because the project was located in an apartment building, we had to investigate what, if any, plumbing could be relocated.
I would like to start my second year providing insight into the design side of remodeling by talking about a design subject near and dear to my heart — lighting design.
Every once in a while — every once in a great while — the stars align and you get a job that reminds you why you went into this profession and why you love it.
Even though the economy has its ups and downs, there is always a demand for luxury kitchen and bath remodeling projects.
Architecture remains a social art. It can have a profound impact on the people it affects not only at creation, but for years to come.
As architects we were bombarded in college about “form following function.” We wondered: “Does that really occur in the real world?” The answer is yes, as we are all finding out when we work with “aging-in-place” clients.
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