Design Category

iPad Pro For Construction Pros

Many years ago, iPhone changed my professional world. Now iPad’s Pro version (and corresponding fine-tip pressure sensitive stylus a.k.a. Pencil) plus apps like BIM Viewer and Adobe Sketch (shown in this video) are absolutely taking it to the next level. Additional add ons available these days (such as the Canvas App) are literally unbelievable. Enjoy! Doug Cameron is a Healthy, High-Performance […]

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10 Dead Design Trends from the 2000’s

  1- Beige: Specifically the paint color “beige sand” or “builder beige” (as we called it in my production building days), but beige in general is out. White still rules, but greens and and blues are sizzling hot right now. With paint stay cool literally, and gain your warmth from intermittent pops of color like art, […]

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Cement Tile, a Time Honored Tradition

Cement tile is a fantastic way of adding color, personality, and excitement to any space. Authentic cement tile is hand poured by artisans from around the globe; no single tile is exactly the same. Big box stores have caught on, and now produce ceramic tile that mimics some of today’s most popular cement tile patterns. Ceramics are less costly and […]

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Beam me up Scottie! Infrared Sensors & Hidden Media Cabinets!

Media Cabinets are a must have for any major renovation or new build.

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Artisan Tile…Yes Please!!

So I REALLY love modern-rustic design. Tile of Spain’s new line of distressed wood tiles completely blew my mind. These tiles are uber sustainable, and can be used in places that might not be ideal for wood(due to increased levels of moisture)like a kitchen or bathroom. Check out their website for more amazing artisan tile […]

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"Common Sense" Design Elements- Exteriors

Design elements are huge when it comes to increasing a buildings efficiency. For a few pointers, take a look at this ad we ran locally in Austin Fit Magazine. And this is just the exterior… My personal favorite are big overhangs(4′ minimum). Thanks Bioloom Design for your help with this!! Doug Cameron is a Healthy, High-Performance […]

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Refinishing Cabinets

We love to re-use whatever we can, but it’s got to look good!! This master bath remodel is a great example of refinishing existing builder grade cabinets(over 20 yrs old), to put a modern touch on this classical bathroom. Do this on a larger scale(like we did in this home..in the hall bath as well […]

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3-D Studio:Design 2013

Technology is moving at such a fast rate these days, that our computers become obsolete within a few years. The new one’s are inherently quicker, faster, and able to provide more information. Well, the same thing is happening in the building world. People are more informed than ever about topics such as building science and sustainable design. http://www.ecosafespaces.com/

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