Michael A. Thomas, FASID, CAPS

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One Trend That Outlasts The Others: Good Design Is About Good Design Process.

With more than three decades of practice, I have come to a couple of conclusions about life in the desert valley. But it doesn't matter where one is …

Who Is Happier When It Turns Out This Well: Client or Designer?

Honed and sealed stone floor is the perfect background.<p>After having worked for this one client for a long number of years, this last one she says is …

The Design Collective Group, Inc.

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Design Collective Group Blog

UPDATE: This has been one of our most popular posts and we've updated it with new information. Check it out.<p><b>W</b>hether a single space or a complete …

Palm Springs Designer Helps Aging Stay in the Home

Handles, rather than knobs on cabinetry and appliances, are easier to grip; glass-fronted cabinets offer an easy peek at contents.<p>Jim …

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More than half of U.S. homeowners plan to remodel this summer

While some hope to spend a lazy summer lounging by the pool or cruising the lake, many American homeowners intend to be more industrious. According …

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NAHB Survey Shows Changes in Home Remodeling Priorities

As we have seen in more than one survey and study recently, people are becoming increasingly interested in having home remodeling projects done. This …

FLW's Hollyhock Getting Major Restoration and Visitor's Center

The <b>Frank Lloyd Wright</b>-designed <b>Hollyhock House</b> in Barnsdall Art Park is having yet more work done. Workers have started in a two-year project "restoring rooms and structural elements to their state in 1921 when oil heiress Aline Barnsdall was in residence," says the Los Feliz Ledger (the house is …

10 Best Bathroom Remodel Tips and Ideas

Even a small bathroom can require costly materials for a complete overhaul. But this project doesn't have to break the bank. We recently remodeled a bathroom for about $2600, plus what we paid a plumber to move some water lines. Here's what we learned that could help you with your renovations.<p>Even …

10 Space-Saving Tricks for Small Kitchens

You can do a lot with just a little space.<p>A well-designed kitchen has minimal clutter and maximum efficiency. Whether you're redecorating or totally remodeling, here are the best ideas for small spaces.

Move-Up Or Remodel? How Do You Decide?

The signs have been there for a while. You walk in the house and a flood of toys clutters your path or your kids are wedged like sardines into a single bedroom. Your home office is more like a home closet. At odd moments, you catch yourself dreaming wistfully of another bathroom or find yourself …

Taiwanese Interior Design

• 1 |<p>With its natural palette and organic elements, this bathroom offers a serene environment for self care and rejuvenation.<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>4 |<p>This …

Bath Fittings & Accessories from Dornbracht

• 1 |<p>A living wall filled with foliage, moss and fern fronds provides a natural focal point in this modern bathroom. A rainshower fixture is lighted …

Modern House Interiors With Dynamic Texture and Pattern

• 1 |<p>A spiderweb-like chandelier offers tiny points of light and a unique design element in the living room.<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>A grid design area rug brings both …

Reconfigured 1950’s House in Beverly Hills

Argentine architect Pablo Jendretzki was hired to reconfigure a 1950’s Hal Levitt house located in Beverly Hills. The main goals: to open up the …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

We're building a comprehensive, firm-wide resource for project specifications.<p>This is what great architecture looks like today.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>José Selgas and Lucía Cano explore the possibilities of plastics.<p>The Silo is a unique example of adaptive …

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10 Things Not to Do When Remodeling your Home

In most homeowners life there will come a time when remodeling and upgrading your current amenities will be a way of life. Whether you are wanting to …

Paul Rudolph’s Orange County Government Center Still at Risk

Despite a 15-6 Legislature vote in February that ruled in favor of preserving Paul Rudolph’s brutalist landmark in Goshen, reports indicate that …

Help Your Parents Join The Aging In Place Revolution

This week, we once again celebrate our country’s independence. But freedom from another nation’s rule, or the dictates of a king, is just one kind of liberation. There’s also a more intimate type crucial to our parents as they seek to grow older in their own home and community as long as they can, …