Tag Archives: home improvement projects

Zoning and Insurance Requirements

An Excerpt from Paul D. Rugarber’s Forthcoming Book, Architecture to Construction and Everything in Between Dig the well before you are thirsty. – Proverb As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, the planning part of your project can be the most … Continue reading

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Hiring an Architect

(An excerpt from the owner’s forthcoming book Architecture to Construction and Everything in Between) Your Architect will become the quarterback for your team of experts to get your project successfully completed.  When hiring an architect, keep in mind that you … Continue reading

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Bathroom Remodeling

Bathroom remodeling can range from very simple to extremely complicated, depending on your desired amount of renovation. It’s always interesting to take on a project like this; the rooms themselves are small, and yet the components involved – plumbing, drainage, … Continue reading

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Ceiling Design

Ceilings are one of the most overlooked opportunities to customize a space. Whether with a simple trim detail, a complex coffered layout, or a cathedral ceiling, the ceiling is one way to change the entire feel of a room dramatically! … Continue reading

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Exterior Lighting

Exterior lighting is the most popular outdoor living feature among homeowners, and a great way to transform your yard into a dreamscape during beautiful weather! Strategically placed landscape lighting can be used to illuminate walkways, accentuate features like trees and … Continue reading

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Kitchen Design

The single most important room in the house is the kitchen. This is the place where the day begins, where bread is broken at meals, and where guests gather. Many new house designs are removing the traditional “dining room” area … Continue reading

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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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