Category: A Space of His Own

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 mechanical detail of the home. The electrical plan, engineering details, foundation, roof, plumbing, doors and window details. Everyone that contributes to the house will use the “Plans” to execute their portion of the project. It’s critical that many of the major materials be selected during the design process. You can change brands, colors and textures...

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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 finalized long before a shovel hits the ground. Bill and builder discussing the lot and tree removal. It’s hard for homeowners to be patient and work through all the fine details it takes to build a new house. As the Project Manager, it is up to me to...

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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 together the team consisting of the general contractor, architects, craftspeople, landscape architect, pool builder and landscapers. I’m also responsible for all material selections and design concepts. Once the house is completed I will also decorate the home and garden. It’s a big job but lucky for me I’ve been doing this for over 25...

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Meet Vicki Payne

Vicki Payne is a nationally recognized designer, home improvement, gardening and decorating expert. Each week, for over 15 years, millions of viewers both nationally and internationally have tuned in to watch her popular television show, For Your Home. read more

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