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In the design of custom homes, we have one overriding goal: The house should feel like home to the family for which it
was designed. This goal has led to the study of many styles of architecture, from classic to contemporary, in order to
successfully draw from the historical precedents that form many of our images of "home".
DREAMING / PREPARING
Start ideas / Project Folder
Gather ideas from Magazines, Books, TV, internet, Photos of renovation projects
Prioritized list of "Desired Renovations"
Renovation Project Sizes
Level One - Small Renovations, bathroom, kitchen remodeling, Decorating, basement rumpus room
Level Two - Medium Renovations, single room addition/garage, basement development and remodeling
Level Three - Large Renovations, second storey or multi-room addition and remodeling
Is specialized knowledge required of the Alberta Building Code and of local zoning requirements, bylaws and permits?
Who would best have this knowledge?
In a word, a successful renovation should be described as "harmonious."
Defining the problem(s) (Owner's Domain)
Defining the solution (Designer's Domain) and
Implementation (Contractor's Domain)
Designer's vocabulary and areas of consideration will be Functionality, Appearance, Aesthetics, Character, Style,
Massing, Proportion, Scale, Site Solutions, Light, View, Volume, Rhythm, Symmetry, Finishes, Decor, and Color Scheme.
Good working knowledge of the Alberta Building Code, civic bylaws and zoning requirements.
Houses are where life happens. Activities need a place to occur; events need the proper atmosphere, proper size, and
Light is the definer of spaces. Abundant daylight and innovatively appropriate artificial light are hallmarks of our designs.
Most of the creation of moods within a home is in the details. The scale and proportion of the woodworking, the proper
selection of materials, the subtle interplay of the constructed elements and the furnishings. And consistency without
uniformity - the concept of "theme and variations" raises a home from a melody to a symphony.
Families don't occur in isolation; neither do homes. We strive to develop connectivity within a comprehensive design:
Indoor spaces connected to outdoor spaces; interior spaces connected one to another. Our primary concern is for the
whole site and home to complement each other and function harmoniously.
Since our primary goal is to create your home, we work hard to keep communications clear. We endeavor to, as best
we can, really understand your dreams and goals. Our communications are not only verbal and written, but illustrative,
particularly when the discussion is a design issue.
A successful project needs a team of like-minded professionals all striving for the same goal. We usually work with
Interior Designers, Landscape Architects, Engineers, and Contractors and Craftsmen to fully utilize their talents and
experience to produce the very best possible home.
A house must function properly. Circulation must enhance the daily flow of events as well as enable the special events
to function smoothly