Q: “I keep seeing the phrase “Design-Build”. What are the advantages of this kind of service?” A: The design-build philosophy is so influential that virtually all commercial and public works projects are now done this way. This business model is now making its way into
While waterproofing might not be something you want to worry about during your home remodel or construction, it’s crucial that you know and understand why it matters and what should be done about it. What to Know About Waterproofing Before Construction First, there are four
In my 42 years in this industry, I’ve noticed quite a few things about the common experiences we all go through during the design process. Observing and understanding these human experiences, there seem to be four universal truths about nearly every project we do. By
In the 42 years I have been in this business, we have found very few clients that say to us, You know, we’ve just got more money than we know what to do with—you just go ahead and do whatever you think is best. For
So you are considering a major remodel project for your home. You have a pretty good idea of what you want to do and how much you’d like to spend on Construction, but no idea about the costs for Pre-Construction. How Much are Pre-Construction Costs?
Q: “I have a deck attached to my house in Ross, California which is not in good condition and needs to be fixed or replaced. Would I need a building permit to rebuild it larger than it is now? What if I just replace it
Q: “Now that burning fires in a fireplace is frowned upon in California, do you recommend foregoing building a fireplace in a new home? If so, why? Also, any ideas of how to transform old fireplaces into something aesthetic?” A: Does anyone not enjoy sitting