A Space of His Own

A Space of His Own Part 10: The Finished House

Building styles in Charlotte have changed dramatically in the past 24 months. The traditional, red brick colonial has been traded in for a more contemporary design style. Even renovations of existing homes in the Queen City are reflecting this...

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A Space of His Own Part 9: Paved with Pavestone

Finding a 2 ½ acre wooded lot may seem like a dream come true to those of us who live in an Urban setting. But the reality is, it adds a lot of work and cost to the price of building a home and developing the land. https://youtu.be/cxALoei4jj4 The property had several...

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A Space of His Own Part 8: Garage Doors

Almost every home has a garage even if they don’t they want one. Garages don’t just protect your car and you when the weather is messy, they also provide lots of storage space for all our garden tools, sports equipment and junk. Due to lot size restrictions, many...

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A Space of His Own Part 7: Organized Living

A lack of storage is one of the top reasons homeowners choose to build a new house. Traditional home plans generally include some type of extra storage space in an attic or basement. Contemporary home designs often feature flat roofs thus eliminating the possibility...

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A Space of His Own Part 6: Hardware

Hardware is the “Bling” of the house. I’ve worked with Top Knobs for years. They have the largest most versatile cabinet hardware selections. Pulls in various lengths, coordinating knobs and even matching bath hardware. Hardware needs not only to be beautiful it must...

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A Space of His Own Part 5: Cabinets

Designing perfect work centers for a home takes skill, knowledge and quality products. As a custom designer, you must know how to maximize every inch of space in what can be a limited area. You must understand building codes and requirements and have a working...

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A Space of His Own Part 4: Power to Form and Function

Building or renovating a home is filled with decisions. Some are easy like how many bedrooms you need, how many bathrooms. But the big questions, many you may never have considered, can end up being the most important long term. What goes behind the walls are early,...

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A Space of His Own Part 3: Material Selections

Blueprints are the skeleton of a home. It lays out the footprint of the design. How large the house will be how it will be divided into rooms, hallways, foyer, bathrooms, kitchen, etc. The “Plans” are comprised of several pages detailing every structural and...

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A Space of His Own Part 2: The Design Phase

It’s like the car ad, it’s critical I know what you like, what you don’t like and what you need. The design phase of any project is essential to its success. The footprint of the house, how it sits on the lot, its size, shape and features need to be completely...

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A Space of His Own Part 1

An exciting new For Your Home project is coming your way. I’m the Project Coordinator for a new residential construction project a contemporary home on a 2 ½ acre wooded lot. What’s a Project Coordinator? It’s the person responsible for the entire project. I bring...

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