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Planning is critical

by Tim Schrock 0 comments

Design/Build Fun Remodeling

You've heard the adage "plan your work, work your plan" right? Sometimes, one should just "go with their gut" and do something, but I don't think that should apply to remodeling or building in most cases; especially if you are doing structural alterations. I've heard of, and seen, too many projects where the plan was "Fire, Aim, Ready" and the project languished, and everyone was suffering because of it. Lately, we've had the opportunity to give a "master plan" type of service to several remodeling clients, and I wanted to share some of these ideas with you today. Two of the projects are residential, and one is a commercial project to build townhouses.  

Making Technology Work for You

by Tim Schrock 1 comments

Business Communication Design Fun

app store iconWe recently purchased some new technology to expand our capabilities and options for communicating our passion for good design and good business. This new direction has placed me square in the middle of a black hole of options now. Who can I follow? Where can I follow them? What is going to be my practice so I don’t fall into the black hole of social media wherein one can waste so much time? Searching for articles on iTunes apps for designers and business has yielded few results. I’ve even suggested this topic to a magazine editor today. Then, the thought flew into my mind, “Why don’t you write down what you’ve found in your searching, and list the few that look like they could help?” So, here I am… Mind you, this is a list of iPhone and iPad apps. Sorry Android, I did switch to the other side.

  • Social Media
    1. Flipboard This has been a great find, and, I think, helps to reduce the time in the black hold of time wasting while maximizing what you want to see.
    2. Pinterest I’ve had fun getting on this one and just sharing some great looking pictures.
    3. Houzz Do I need to say more?
    4. Facebook
    5. Facebook Pages
Final comment on social media. You do need to connect to an account on all major social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc. I list Facebook and Facebook Pages apps above so that you can connect to your business Facebook page.