April 26, 2012
Dear Expert: What is a landscape design/build firm?
A: The term landscape design/build gets thrown around a lot in the landscape industry, yet many people don’t fully understand the meaning. Landscape design/build refers to the landscape contractor’s ability to do both the designing and installation of a project within the same company. That way, instead of coordinating project logistics between multiple outside sources, a design/build firm can provide you with a one-stop shopping experience.
What are the benefits of hiring a landscape design/build firm?
A: One of the biggest advantages to working with a landscape design/build firm is that the entire team is working... Read more »
April 12, 2012
Dear Expert: We love our old house, but need more room. How do we add on with integrity?
A: As architects and interior designers, we know that expanding old houses is an exercise in discretion. We don’t design additions that scream, “Look at me!” We understand the language of old houses—their designs, proportions, space relationships, and materials used. So we begin by listening to the house and incorporating the rules of the existing building into our designs, whether addition or remodel. The new kitchen, mudroom, and laundry room speak the same language as the house, extending the living space and adding the amenities you want, but preserving the historic character you love.
—David Heide,... Read more »