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Sorting the Puzzle Pieces of Design with Your Naples Architect

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Sorting the Puzzle Pieces of Design with Your Naples Architect

Remember putting together jigsaw puzzles from the time you were just a child? These puzzles may contain as few as 25 pieces, or reach to over 1,000 pieces or more. Planning a new home, remodel, addition, or a commercial project has many similarities to putting a jigsaw puzzle together. Similar to a jigsaw puzzle, these building projects range from comparatively simple to highly complex. In both cases we need to sort all the pieces before we can begin planning and assembly. However, architectural projects will contain far more pieces than a jigsaw puzzle, and the shapes of those pieces can change along the way. For now, this blog will address the sorting process. Later blogs will address the planning and assembly process.

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Bringing the Outdoors Indoors with Windows

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Bringing the Outdoors Indoors with Windows

It seems that no matter what the design topic is, regarding residential design in Southwest Florida, it usually deals with our outdoor surroundings. Such is especially true when we work to have the indoor environment connected to the outdoors. Doing so is essential for safety, comfort, and the experience of our usually pleasant weather. It is not necessary to look out onto the gulf or the golf course to enjoy a great view. A garden view can be spectacular during the entire year. However the best choices of exterior door and window selection and arrangement goes a long way to enjoying the outdoor view. (more…)

Protecting Your Home From Hurricanes

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Protecting Your Home From Hurricanes

The 2016 Hurricane Season has not yet begun, but the recent storms and tornados we’ve been having are giving people a lot to think about. You need a meaningful strategy for protecting your home from high winds, water intrusion, floods, the scorching sun, insects, snakes, and intruders, regardless of what the weather decides to do. For now, let’s focus on protecting your property from hurricane damage. As a Naples, Florida architect who has lived in Southwest Florida for over 35 years, I can help during the design process of remodeling, adding to, or building a new home or business. (more…)

Bringing The Outdoors Indoors

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Bringing The Outdoors Indoors

One of the main reasons for living here in Southwest Florida is to enjoy the abundant amount of sunshine. During winter months, we can also enjoy the wonderful weather and the refreshing breezes. Even during raining weather, it is great to be connected to the outdoors. So wouldn’t it be great if we could open up the house to enjoy the views, even if it’s only the gardens in our back yard. No matter what the size of our home is, let’s enjoy the outdoors that Southwest Florida has to offer. (more…)

Naples Architect Design Process To Create Your Dream Home

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Naples Architect Design Process To Create Your Dream Home

Now that you have considered building a new home or an addition to your existing home, and have pulled up my website, chances are you have begun the process of working with a Naples architect such as myself. So, let’s get started by briefly outlining the steps as you work with me, your architect during the process of the designing your dream home or addition. It is most important that you select an architect that you feel comfortable working with. (more…)