At last, the momentous day has arrived. You and your designer have agreed on a plan for your project, the drawings are done, and you’re ready to start building. But wait – you still need to choose a contractor. Whom do you entrust with the all-important job of turning your dream into physical reality? [Read more…]
Home Is Where the Hearth Is: Designing Your Kitchen
The poet Byron wrote, “Since Eve ate apples, much depends on dinner”. It follows naturally that much depends on the kitchen. Of all the areas you live in, the kitchen may have the biggest impact on how accommodating and comfortable your home feels. Resonant with the history of simple family meals and great feasts alike, it’s a place where memories are made. [Read more…]
Householding: another kind of cohousing
I’d like to present you with a novel twist on the cohousing theme: the intentional shared household. Also known as “householding”, it can be thought of as cohousing in miniature. Unlike the typical roommate arrangement, this type of shared household allows the participants to have an equity stake in a home, but for a much smaller investment than usual. [Read more…]
Our friends at 1stview.ca did a feature recently about “relationship-centred design”, the philosophy that drives what we do here at Gower Design. Thanks to Nora for the wonderful job she did to convey our message. Just thought we’d share the link to her article:
Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving everyone, and as we give thanks for what we have, let us remember those who seek shelter.
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