As craftsmen, listeners and partners, we're always making comparisons. Which material works best for this installation? Which features accelerate our client’s initial vision? What haven’t we considered? Where have I seen an example that shows what I’m trying to explain?
For me personally, comparing the options and looking for innovation is a quest that redirects with each new challenge. Our News is a warehouse of this steady research, and my thoughts along the way.
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Tim and Cathi were making progress on renovating their kitchen. They were working with an architect, they had their drawings, and they were getting close to starting….when Cathi found a house just up the street that was absolutely perfect. Perfect for a growing family if you could look past the abandoned homes’s crumbling patio, the failed windows, the bombed out kitchen…and that its most recent residents were 6 or 7 feral cats. At this point who is counting…Oh by the way did I mention how much experience our owner’s had with renovating? Zip, zero, nada.
So how did it go? Joe Mackin from Period Architecture crafted a plan that preserved the best elements of the exterior, added dormers for functionality and aesthetic appeal and completely reconfigured the 2nd floor into a modern space that can be used and enjoyed by parents and children alike.
It turns out Tim and Cathi were excellent at renovating, Cathi was great at blending traditional design with fun a few eclectic choices that just rock. More than once I would see a light fixture and wonder how is she going ot pull that off and sure enough the rest of the selections would show up and wow, it looked awesome.
And now….drum roll please.
Close to the end of her project Cathi even participated with us on a 12 person Rittenhouse Builders team in a 200 mile Ragnar relay running race. In the beginning of a project we have clearly defined identities, client, builder, architect, by the end we still have specific jobs to do but we are one successful team. I think we all hit the lottery working together.