How to determine a budget

I’ve been designing homes for almost twenty years.  In all those years, can you guess how many clients come to us knowing exactly what their budget is? The answer is one. Surprised?    Designing well for clients…

The Future of Real Estate: Boomers

The new subway mosaic at Hudson Yards, NYC According to the US Census, the number of households with three generations under one roof and at least one member the age of 65 and over has grown from 1.7 million in 2006 to 3.2 million in 2016. At…
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The Future of Real Estate

The "Vessel" NYC "The Future of Home" design seminar took place last week in NYC. It was a great experience. One of the most interesting talks was given by Zillow and Curbed entitled "The Future of Real Estate". They had plenty to say…

Statistics to focus on the positive

A Wall Street Journal article cited statistics from The United States of Aging Survey - adults 60 and older were asked to identify their biggest concern about aging: 40% said that maintaining physical health was important; 32% said maintaining…

How we designed it...

Why would anyone what to leave this guest room? Here are the steps we took to create it. We started with measuring and drafting up a basic scaled floor plan.  Our client already had the majority of what she needed for the space, so…
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Our favorite Kitchen and Bath "forever" trend

Last year at the National Kitchen and Bath show there was one feature that stood out to us that we're using in all of our designs: Lighting...everywhere. This "simple" feature combines beauty, safety and function. These products are now…