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Do I Need a Building Permit?

Occasionally, a prospective client will tell me know that he doesn’t intend to obtain building permits for his remodeling project. This is not a good idea and the homeowner may be putting himself and his home at risk by doing so. In this article, I will address this situation and explain why it is in the best interest of the homeowner to insist on investing the time and money up front, to obtain permits for any home remodeling project. Continue reading

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10 Important Questions When Interviewing a Designer

Are you overwhelmed with the number of choices you have in choosing an Interior Designer? Don’t know where to begin? Here are 10 important questions to ask when you interview potential designers. Asking the right questions will help you choose the right designer for you. Continue reading

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What Exactly Do We Do?

This is a question that we hear often. “How do you work?” “What exactly do you do?” In this article, I’d like to share some insight about the day-to-day design process. I will show you examples of how we interact with our clients as well as the types of documents we prepare for our clients, building departments and our contractors.
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3 Ways to Avoid the Rest Home

WE THINK YOU’D RATHER LIVE AT HOME AS YOU AGE. ARE WE RIGHT?

If so, you are among the 82% of Americans who would rather continue to live in their homes than move to some type of assisted living. With a few savvy design changes, it is very possible. Continue reading

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Tips for Creating Outdoor Spaces

It’s only September and in Los Angeles, we are just beginning our hottest season. Why not enjoy it? Is your patio ready for you to unwind and relax? Take a look at our latest photos posted to our website. The category is “Patios and Outdoor Spaces”.

Here are three tips to freshen up your outdoor space: Continue reading

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