Renovating a residential property can be both stimulating and daunting — not to mention the potential for making a short-term profit that it provides. From discovering unique features hidden under years’ worth of dust or the chance to put your own signature on something — or perhaps the best direction to getting a bigger house in a better area than you would otherwise be able to afford.
The success of renovating a residential property strongly relies on being prepared for what lies ahead and, to a certain degree, an expectation that there will be some surprises and risks.
Total design has two meanings: first, what might be called the implosion of design, the focusing of design inward on a single intense point; second, what might be called the explosion of design, the expansion of design out to touch every possible point in the world. In either case,the architect is in control, centralizing, orchestrating, dominating.