house construction, interior design, and renovations

By: Harry Morison Lay, Architect  09-12-2011
Keywords: Interior Design, Builders, Wood Floors

Many elements make up a home. We deal with all of them

  • Putting the home where it wants to be on the site
• Cooking places
• Bathing and relaxing
• Lighting for every room
• Indoor sunlight
• Places for children
• Gardens, porches, decks, gazebos
• Storage
• Attics and Basements
• Interior Design
• Selection of materials (brick, stone, countertops, paint, wood floors and anything
zzelse you can see or touch)
• Window selection (the “Eyes” of the house)
• Heating and cooling. Radiant heating, “warm floors”.
• Garages and coach-houses
• Home offices


We take care to examine each of these elements and assess them in terms of your stated needs. For example, one special renovation -- for a professor who needed to store his research material -- turned a storage problem into a delightful and practical display of 1,000 books.

We manage the project right through to completion of construction. Any issues to do with City Hall -- building permits, variances and so on -- can be handled by our office. Getting competitive bids from builders, and safeguarding your budget are important features of our service. We are on the construction site regularly to review the work as it gets built, which is very important -- we are your professional eyes and ears, determining how the builder gets paid, and what work gets accepted.

Our Fees

Our fees vary, depending on the type of project you are planning. Every project is different! Renovations, for example, are assessed differently from new home construction. A feasibility study, or a preliminary budget to help you figure out what kind of cost you should anticipate for construction, is often performed first for a modest fee, just to help you decide about going ahead. We fit the fee to the project. Call us to discuss your needs, and we can give you a better idea just what your house project involves.

Keywords: Builders, home offices, Interior Design, Radiant Heating, Wood Floors

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