'Best of Remodeling' 2012 | Houzz

Posted on by Lauren M

If you're not familiar with Houzz, it's a great visual resource for architects, designers and homeowners. With millions of images in its database, users can browse by style, location or room to create 'ideabooks' that organize and catagorize photos. As professionals, we use Houzz to share information, find inspiration and engage with users- learn more about its features and how to get started here.

Not too long ago, we posted about one of our images being featured on the site, and yesterday, we were pleasantly surprised and flattered to find that one of our projects had been selected as 'Best of Remodeling' 2012 by the Houzz community of over 1.2 million members. More details on the award here.

Since our renovation is included in Best of Remodeling- Laundry Rooms, we thought we'd revisit this fun little project, one of our first design-build endeavors, completed several years ago. Though the remodel was relatively small, it gave us an opportunity to act as on-site construction management, scheduling the work and coordinating the various trades: stone and steel fabricators and installers, as well as woodworkers and suppliers for this completely custom design.


This approach not only allowed for significant cost savings for our clients, but also gave us greater control during construction to ensure every element was built per our exact intentions. With this oversight, the final result was a reflection of precisely what we had envisioned, and more importantly, a space that represented exactly what our clients wanted.

This option, keeping architects actively involved throughout the entire process from start to finish, can benefit all parties; we have several design-build projects currently in the works, and we'll take a closer look at this increasingly popular approach to construction in an upcoming post.


Visit Houzz for more on this specific project, or read the official press release here. Many thanks to Houzz for the recognition, and feel free to stop by our profile for a glimpse into what inspires us. While you're there, start your own collection of design ideas, concepts and products, and enjoy!