art_play - FOCUS ON THE GOOD by Annabelle Guldner

design_play- OUT OF THE 80'S BASEMENT by Annabelle Guldner

we have been delighted to work with a fabulous intern, hannah kohl, this summer who has brought so much fun energy to our team and supported us by designing and drafting drawings for one of our most exciting architectural projects! she will soon be graduating from colorado state university with a major in interior architecture and design and a minor in construction management! we can’t wait to see what the future holds for this promising young designer and general contractor! here are several drawings she designed for our OUT OF THE 80’S basement. we can’t wait to get started on it and bring it to life!

this design features a linear fireplace with a metal accent that wraps around the corner and extends the length of the fireplace. the curved step will be custom built to extend the staircase into the basement area and link it visually to the upstairs where the curved steps are a cool feature. the bench to the left side offers a cozy reading nook while the shelves to the right offer storage and display space. the nook where the shelves will float and the riser of the step will be adorned with penny tile, again tying the downstairs to the updated upstairs spaces. the bump out for the fireplace will be painted a barnwood grey on a smooth sheetrocked surface to offer an appropriate backdrop for the TV. the rest of the walls will be matched to the upstairs, where we picked cloud white by sherwin williams for a bright yet cozy atmosphere!

magazine_play - designATplay ranked in best kitchen contractor category in colorado springs by Annabelle Guldner

we are beyond thrilled and excited! we are ranked in the best kitchen remodel category in the national “GC (General Contractor) Magazine”!! they found us and loved our retro-classic, modern, and artsy kitchens! the one they featured here is an example of the latter. this particular kitchen emphasizes bold lines, contemporary fixtures, and metallic elements. love the sleekness of this design! we are so thankful for our team! teamwork makes the dreamwork!

we are beyond thrilled and excited! we are ranked in the best kitchen remodel category in the national “GC (General Contractor) Magazine”!! they found us and loved our retro-classic, modern, and artsy kitchens! the one they featured here is an example of the latter. this particular kitchen emphasizes bold lines, contemporary fixtures, and metallic elements. love the sleekness of this design! we are so thankful for our team! teamwork makes the dreamwork!

design_play- ANGLES IN THE BOX HOME by Annabelle Guldner

check out these 3D photos of one of our most innovative architectural design projects yet! this design is currently under construction and coming to life! can’t wait to show you photos of the finished home!

below are the floor plans. even though the exterior design is kept simple the space planning on the interior showcases angles and interestingly shaped spaces to reflect the vast nature of the landscape and its views where this house will be located. at 1600 SF this home is a perfect example of efficient living.

floor plans for the ANGLES IN A BOX HOME

floor plans for the ANGLES IN A BOX HOME

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

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.?

sensible - multi-generational - analytical - reasonable - thoughtful

lets’s start a conversation and make it important enough to inspire a change within residential design and construction!

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