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Houzz

Are you considering a residential renovation project? Are you thinking about building a new home from the ground up? Do you daydream about the house you'll have when that lotto ticket pays off? Or maybe you’re a design professional looking for inspiration. Maybe you know what you want but you need an architect to help make it a reality? Help is only a click away. Pictures Worth a Thousand Words In 2009, Houzz.com was created by a husband and wife frustrated by...

Thinking of Remodeling?

Think JOY in Addition to Cost / Value   A few before/after RDM remodel pictures: Olsen Basement, Sexton Stair/Living Room. October 2011Rick McDermott Remodeling magazine has released their 2010-2011 analysis of estimated costs recouped for a variety of home projects - everything from a family room addition to a new master suite. It's an interesting look at both mid-range and upscale projects, and compares our region (West North Central) to the national average. (You can take a look here.) What the...

Aging Gracefully

Adapting Your Home for a Changing Lifestyle (left to right) 1.Grab bars were incorporated throughout the bathroom for ease of movement. 2. In addition to the mirror above the vanity a full height mirror was added. You can also see the entry to the roll-in shower and the shower seat as well as the grab bar at the toilet. 3. In order to make the dishwasher more accessible it was raised to...

The Role of a Residential Architect

TEN THINGS YOU SHOULD EXPECT FROM YOUR RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECT November 2011Rick McDermott 1. Listening skills. After all, it’s all about you. Architects need to listen to your wants and needs before they add their wisdom and talent. 2. Communication skills. Architects must be able to communicate in a way that makes sense to their client. Good verbal explanations are especially helpful with drawings and 3D models, helping clients visualize what the new space will provide. 3. Problem solving skills. It...

About Your House with Bob Yapp – Video

In going through photos and files during the building of the new website we came across a VHS tape of an episode of About Your House With Bob Yapp that featured the Ellis residence that RDM completed back in the late 90's. Filmed over the course of 2 days the video, which featured historically sensitive renovations, shows some great shots of the house and a short interview with Rick. We had the video transferred to a dvd not long ago...