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Lighting Up New Smyrna and Port Orange – A New Business Model in Lighting Showrooms: A Boutique Lighting Studio with Emphasis on Design

Mid-Century Modern Lighting May 2022 Mangrove Bay is springing into lighting! What we find lacking in the New Smyrna Beach and Port Orange Area is notonly a Lighting Showroom but one that offers design with true professionals inthat showroom. Clients... Continue Reading →

Container Homes: Don’t get Romantically Involved with the Idea of This Kind of Stewardship.

When I created my first website 11 years ago I randomly had a request for a container home design. I dove in deep and did a ton of research. As it happened a friend of ours on Costa Rica was... Continue Reading →

The Buzz About Sconces in a Bathroom: A Better Choice for Better Lighting

I know I sound like a broken record when it comes to having a space function to its highest potential, but for most people our home is our largest investment asset, so why not make sure it gives us back... Continue Reading →

3-D printed houses: technology and building

I read some random stuff pretty regularly. I just landed on an article from The Economist about 22 Emerging Technologies for 2022 that talks about a new process to use a giant 3D printer to build a house. Pretty incredible... Continue Reading →

Our Design Process and Timeline in a Nut Shell… In a Perfect World

One of our most asked questions is "How long will this take?". There are many moving parts to the design and build process. What we can do is speak to our processes and do our best to help others along... Continue Reading →

Dresser to Vanity Project

Accessory Buildings: what’s allowable and what’s not has to do with use and ordinances (the accessory dwelling unit)

backyard guest house Here we are post Covid 2021 in Florida and the housing market is still on fire. Some agents feel that the tide may be turning over the next couple of years to be more of a buyers... Continue Reading →

New Codes for Residential Construction in New Smyrna Beach: an Educated Client is a Happy Client

https://library.municode.com/fl/new_smyrna_beach/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=PTIICOOR&showChanges=true 3d illustration of crane over house plan background with code sign There is a lot to know as a building designer. We do our best to have a general understanding of local codes and ordinances. The tricky part is... Continue Reading →

Benjamin Franklin: “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”

The quote in the image is something my therapist told me once. I am a people pleaser, to a fault at times. I want all of my clients, contractors and tradesmen I work with to be happy. BUT I cannot control what I cannot control. And that is a lack of planning by others. ...

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