Category: Renovations

Master Bath Renovation–New Owner, New Ideas

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One of the fun aspects of having a firm founded in 1985 is that we regularly get an opportunity to renovate our prior designs for new owners with new ideas. We designed the house in the mid-1980s. The prior owner wanted very modest windows into the master bath since they were located on the entry side of the house. Privacy was also a concern to the new owners but with Read more…

Reduce energy costs by remodeling your home

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Living Green Magazine posted a great article with simple tips for homeowners who want to reduce energy costs by remodeling. To get the most for your money consider your home’s envelope: insulation levels (especially in the attic/roof) and caulking and weatherstripping around windows and doors are a good place to start. (Photo courtesy Living Green Magazine)

Bathroom Renovation Guest Column in Fine Homebuilding

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Samsel Architects’, Duncan McPherson wrote another guest column in the Fall/Winter edition of Kitchens and Baths by Fine Homebuilding. As part two of the bathroom renovation series, McPherson specifies the best materials and methods for choosing the right finishes to complete the renovation of a master bathroom. To read the entire article, click here.

Reems Creek Log Cabin Renovation

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How do you turn a historic log cabin into a modern energy efficient home? Samsel Architects recently completed an addition and renovation to a historic log cabin in Weaverville that achieves just that. The design allowed our clients to maintain the historic character of the log cabin that they loved, while also improving the functionality of spaces and providing the comforts of modern living. The addition includes a new kitchen, Read more…