With our kitchen finally being finished, I found myself in this space which feels like something different than what I’d usually do.
Let me elaborate.
First of all, maybe it’s because I don’t currently work as an architect, but my ten-year-long love for all-white interiors with a hint of raw concrete might have faded away.
Could it be? It used to be so strong… Continue reading “New apartment: kitchen reveal”
Looking back, my bathroom remodel was more like a chain of decisions than one carefully designed solution.
Probably because the designing process lasted more than a year. And because I was constantly finding myself stubbornly stuck on something I wanted even though it was quite clear I should do the opposite.
So we thought, maybe you’d like to read about my personal battles during the remodel process (while checking out how it turned out). It might be helpful, in case you’re going through something similar with the architect/designer you hired – except this was quite ridiculous since I – the client, was fighting with me – the architect.
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We like to say that the basic idea behind our blog is client education. That being said, the truth is this: a private interior is very personal – if you think about it, you can tell very much about a person after seeing hers or his apartment. It is natural for people to be involved in the process of their apartment design but as architects, we sometimes feel frustrated with too-involved, stubborn clients. Ideally, clients would say what they want and what they like, and then give us some freedom to work our magic.
My very first out-of-the-college project was a reconstruction of our family summer house attic. What I learned then, I still find to be true – working for a family member is one of the most challenging tasks for an architect, at least for a young architect. Continue reading “An attic reconstruction”
You have decided to remodel your kitchen. You found some inspirational projects, you read about basic rules for kitchen design, you set the budget. You thought about your habits – which you will not change for your lovely new kitchen, and you thought about what is bothering you in this kitchen and what would you like to change.
Great start! That’s exactly what I did. Continue reading “My kitchen remodel – one phase of a single-family house reconstruction”
There are so many great blog posts and articles about beautiful studio apartments that makes us wish we lived in one. They are all clutter-free, bright and cozy.
People who live in studios might be surprised by the fact that we really believe that those gorgeous apartments are not just make-believe scenes for photo shoots. Of course, there are few important things to have in mind while designing a studio apartment and it can be very helpful to pay attention to those details when you see photos of an interior that you like.
Continue reading “3 things to have in mind while designing a studio apartment”