design_play - LIVE A S.M.A.R.T LIFE by Annabelle Guldner

Have a look at the video below. It’s a quick 5 minute clip that asks the right questions…

These ideas are not new, this TED TALK happened was in 2011. And what has happened? Out footprint has grown even bigger. We have accumulated even more stuff, and spend even more money to store it. Why? Status? Reputation? Fear of missing out? What is it that makes us so eager to live in spaces that account for every occasion that might never actually happen, and ever so willing to spend money on the unknown. Wouldn’t that money be better spent on you and your actual every-day lifestyle? On the things that you DO use every single day. On the quality craftsmanship of finishes. The ethical manufacturing and sourcing of building materials? On features that cut utility costs and reserve energy? On the functionality and efficiency of space?

We can live better on a smaller footprint. But the design has to offer that. Have a look at the 1200 SF home for a retired couple. One level living, a gorgeous kitchen and nice master suite, everything is accessible, everything is designed for how they use their home. And the heart of their home is the kitchen. They are no wasted spaces, no hall ways. Their passion is cooking and entertaining. If you look at this 1200 Sf home can you see how through prioritizing, rationalizing, and analyzing we can arrive at a result that creates a smaller footprint and gives them exactly what they want and need. Why not S.M.A.R.T.?

sMALL - mULTI-FUNCTIONAL - aNALYTICAL - rATIONAL - tIMELESS


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The things we become attached to are so ephemeral in comparison to the experiences we want and need to have in our homes. They are what make us happy. The activities within our home and how well they can be acted out is what counts. And bigger spaces are not the solution. Smaller, multi-functional, efficient and SMART spaces are the solution. They are the sustainable solution. S.M.A.R.T. - Small, Multi-functional, Analytical, Rational, Timeless. Live a SMART life and be happy!

If you are interested in talking with us and brainstorm about down sizing and SMART living environments please get in touch with us!

reno_play - WHOPPING TILES by Annabelle Guldner

Here is a peek into our renovation and the progress in the master bath! these tiles are 16 x 32 and 1/2” thick! We love the look of them and they are also going up on the shower walls… this is bound to look impressive!

construction_play - IT'S GOING UP by Annabelle Guldner

Here is an update on the house we designed in Colorado Springs. It’s taking shape and roof trusses are going on tomorrow!! You can recognize the curved wall elements already and the views are phenomenal! We are starting to work on the kitchen and the interior finishes next week!

design_play - TRANSFORMATION in PROGRESS by Annabelle Guldner

The renovation in the Broadmoor area is in full bloom and we are moving ahead with all our structural modifications! The electrical rough in is almost completed with all new lighting, switch and outlet locations! The plumbing rough is done!

We are super happy with the progress and love seeing this baby develop into something special!

construction_play - DEMO DAY by Annabelle Guldner

renovation in colorado springs

kitchen, master bath and great room remodel

it’s demo day!

We are finally starting on the Broadmoor reno and we couldn't be more excited! This one is going to be quite a transformation and we will be blogging about progress as we go! First day on the job site today! Let's break some stuff!