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Master Bath Before and After
May 9, 2018
There’s nothing people love more than a good before and after story. There’s just something about seeing how far something or someone has come that makes the final reveal so much more impressive. This project is no exception. The bathroom was dated and because of poor construction it was falling apart…[Read more]

Amanda Holder - Designer
Amanda Holder - Designer
The front of this house just felt awkward and needed updating. The upper level window placement was unbalanced and the scale of the roof pitch wasn't quite right. Trying to find a solution took a bit work, but adding an addition to the front, I was able to move the center point of the entry creating a balanced look with the windows and broke up the massive expanse of the front facade. I also some details like a metal roof over the porch and wooden corbels to add character.
Amanda Holder - Designer
Amanda Holder - Designer
One of the most important goals with an addition is to create a seamless look with the existing house. I think we nailed it with this two story garage addition in Kirkwood. Can you tell where the old ends and the new begins?
Amanda Holder - Designer
Amanda Holder - Designer
Working on a first draft of a bathroom design today. What new designs have you seen recently that you would love to have in your bathroom?
Amanda Holder - Designer
Amanda Holder - Designer
Doing some research for a client and stumbled onto Shades of Light's Mid Century Modern collection. I want it all 🤤
Amanda Holder - Designer
Amanda Holder - Designer
I've been playing around with the design of a shipping container house that has 3 beds/ 2 baths and is around 750 square feet. Because the shipping containers are only 8 feet wide, you really have to maximize your space with murphy beds, but I tried to make the living spaces feel spacious, and I provided a lot of outdoor space.

Why use shipping containers? A used shipping container of this size can range from $3500 - $5000, which can really save on construction costs. By maximizing space and keeping the square footage low, it lowers the overall costs as well. This can make owning a home accessible to more people or even give people the ability to pay off their mortgage more quickly.

What would you do with your money if you didn't have rent or a mortgage each month?