One of the greatest challenges for young homeowners or pet lovers is to design a space around kids and pets. Keeping in mind the factors of cleanliness, hygiene, comfort, and functionality, it is important to design a space strategically, while considering a few do’s and don’ts when it comes to material specifications, interior decoration items, and space planning. Whether it is smart technology or creative DIY ideas, here is a list of a few ideas that you can incorporate in your homes to aim for a kid- and pet-friendly space.
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As an architect and designer, there is a high demand for technology (tons of screens!) but also a space to lay out large drawings to review, sketch, hand render etc. Additionally I needed a space I could comfortably meet with clients and other professionals. I also needed TONS of storage! Take a look at the highlights of the process and how we, in partnership with Susquehanna Craftsmen, achieved the finished look!
We’ve all got struggles, mine is wearing multiple hats as a small business. I am the owner, designer, secretary, front desk person, accounts department, marketing, contract specialist, and IT. Many hats! While I am actively working to build a team and distribute some of those hats over the next year, here are steps that I have taken to help me combat this challenge and feeling overwhelmed, ensuring I spend let time “pushing paper” and more time spend where I should!
“Hiring an architect is a waste of money.” Yikes. *Opens tub of ice cream and cries a little…* Well… while I will never tell you what to do with your own money, let me just tackle a quick myth: architects should not be seen as a luxury. Architects are a piece of the foundational workings of every construction project and are invaluable! We can also save you money. Here’s how.
Picture this…you’re driving along a mountainous road in Pennsylvania, on the edge of what is known as “The Pretzel City,” when you come across…a seven-story tall Pagoda???
Nothing to lose, everything to gain! Listen to them in the car or while you’re doing the dishes or laundry. Find a quiet spot in your home and dedicate 30 minutes each day. Different authors from different backgrounds, professions, cultures and genders, all sharing a piece of their life’s work… and all extremely successful for it. This is the perfect way to kick-off the year!
Wife, friend and dog mom with 18+ years of education and 12+ years as a commercial design professional. Always inquisitive, creative and empathetic; trying to live each day with intention.