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Case Study: 640 Maple Street, Part 3

Now Complete! In case you missed them, here’s the two preceding parts to this blog series.  Part 1: The Vision and Design Process Part 2: Construction Progress Our extensive remodel project converting the old Schroeder Sheet Metal shop into a … Continue reading

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Residential Design: Include your pets in your plans

We consider the needs of children, possibly aging parents/in-laws, and our client’s tastes and desires when designing or remodeling homes.  But what about the furry family members?  Pets are a big part of our lives and making homes comfortable, secure … Continue reading

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Just for fun: Different viewpoints on property value

By Lorianna Kastrop, Vice President, The Kastrop Group, Inc., Architects   Since the Bay Area is experiencing another one of our dramatic rises in property values, I thought it would be fun to pull out this old joke. I think … Continue reading

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Landscaping: It matters more than you think

By Lorianna Kastrop, Vice President, The Kastrop Group, Inc. Architects I admit it, I dislike gardening. I’ve tried, really tried, but it’s not something I enjoy doing. So, our yard frequently became overgrown. When we had a lawn in our … Continue reading

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