Category Archives: Ask the Architect

Built-In Cabinetry

Ask the Architect Built-In Cabinetry Paul D. Rugarber, AIA Question:  We have been thinking about having cabinetry built in our family room for a TV, storage and bookshelves.  How should we go about planning and executing this project? Answer:  Built-in … Continue reading

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Kitchen Renovation

Ask the Architect Kitchen Renovation Paul D. Rugarber, AIA Question: We would like to renovate our kitchen and would like to alter the layout slightly without doing a major amount of construction. Any suggestions for a kitchen remodel? Answer: Kitchen … Continue reading

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Finished Basements

Ask the Architect Finished Basements Paul D. Rugarber, AIA Question: We would like to finish our basement to add some extra living space. What do I need to know about this and what will it cost? Answer: Basements are a … Continue reading

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Ask the Architect

Question:  I have a limited budget this year, but would like to do some “Green” projects.  What can I do to help the environment and save my pocketbook? This is a great topic that a whole book can be written … Continue reading

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Ask the Architect

Question: My basement floods each spring. What can I do to fix this? Basement and crawlspace flooding is a common problem in the springtime, so much so that March 15-19 is National Flood Safety Awareness Week! The melting winter snow, … Continue reading

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