Most of my commissions are renovations of existing spaces with a focus on kitchens, bathrooms, and custom millwork. They involve solving spacial problems inherent in older residences by moving walls to improve circulation and functionality.
In addition to the architectural aspects of a full-scale renovation, I am sometimes asked to select new furnishings to fit the new space. Knowing the clients and how they live is paramount in knowing what to select.
Central to my practice is well-designed kitchens that are multi-functional, encourage cooking at home, and create a dynamic connection to the living space.
A well-documented trend has been the spacious, open-plan kitchen as secondary living space. Central islands and custom built-in banquettes play a large role in creating the kitchen as the heart of the home.
Bathrooms come in all shapes, sizes, and budgets yet, at the end of the day each of my clients have one common goal: to re-design their old and dated bathroom by improving it's overall function and bringing it into the 21st century.
I start by ascertaining the client's needs, aesthetic preferences, and whether additional space can be acquired (ex: a hallway) to accommodate storage or provide more fixtures.