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Cabanas: The Ultimate Poolside Retreat

Cabanas are the perfect place for relaxing in the summer. Most of us think of a small hut built with a thatched roof, commonly found in tropical clients, but they can range in size and lavishness. Cabanas are really any temporary or permanent free standing...

Monday Makeover – Outdoor Living in California

A dream home in California isn't complete without a properly landscaped front and backyard. Our clients came to us with a vision to create a space in their backyard that was condusive for play and entertaining while also affording our clients with the same comforts...

A Getaway in Your Backyard: Creating Your Personal Eden

Home remodeling, both the DIY and the contracted variety, is often thought of as exclusively encompassing interior projects. But outdoor restoration projects can fall under the home remodeling category as well. If a project involves architecture, construction or renovation, it nearly always qualifies as a...

Monday Makeover – Garden Retreats

This week’s Monday Makeover focuses on two outdoor restorations, including the recent restoration project of Scripps College’s Margaret Fowler Gardens. The other, a romantic landscape design that completed the look of a beautiful English Country Cottage. [caption id="attachment_169" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="The renovation effort in the Margaret...

Changing Its Purpose: Converting Rooms to Fit Your Needs

One of the most popular categories of home remodel projects is the room/structure conversion. These are projects that involve transforming an existing space (either a room or a freestanding structure) from the ground up, including any necessary renovations. Of course, room/structure conversions can be as diverse...

Monday Makeover – Room for Meditation

Our clients wanted to bring a serene and contemplative atmosphere to their backyard by transforming an old, rundown, brick building in their garden into a warm, inviting area for relaxation, meditation and gathering. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Our clients wanted to bring a serene atmosphere to...

Monday Makeover — A Tudor Facelift

There was no question in our client’s minds as to who could transform their 1928 Tudor Cottage’s tight and compartmentalized floor plan into a more contemporary, light infused and open living space. Now, this small house is alive with color and warmth, reinforced by a...

Think About Your Favorite Places

        The goal of remodeling is to create the perfect space for you.  Look around at the places where you live, work, and visit.  Think about what you like about these places and ways that they can be integrated into your dream home.         So go...

Sustainable Preservation

Our passion for architectural preservation “has won us many reward and a reputation for being the go to…firm for recreating class structures that retain their original essence,” as stated in this month’s Arroyo Monthly. HartmanBaldwin is proud to be a part of this magazine’s monthly...

"Performalism"

Traditionalism. Modernism. Revivalism.  Most of those words are recognizable to homeowners. However, a new word is coming into the public’s glossary: performalism. The “ism” denotes a design movement, but what does it exactly mean for architecture to perform? Well, at HartmanBaldwin, we believe that homes should...

Remodeling Project on the Mind?

       HartmanBaldwin Design/Build wants to change the way you think about home remodeling, show you a smarter way to live in your home, and how together we can improve your community in the process. That’s why every other month we offer The Home Remodelers’ Survival...

Remodeling Kick-Start Kit

Are you thinking of of pursuing that remodeling project you've always been dreaming of? As exciting as this is for any homeowner, it can seem a little daunting. However, with a little help from a designer or a contractor, the decision making process can be...

Will Remodeling Increase the Resale Value of Your Home?

      For most homeowners, increased resale value is a good reason to remodel your home.  That can be true, but much depends on the kind of work being done and the neighborhood itself.  So, keep in the mind the following: Kitchen and bath remodels usually...

"FIRE!" "EARTHQUAKE!" "FLOOD!"

 These are the last things anyone wants to hear.  However, if you're prepared, these natural disasters don't have to be as scary as they are.  If you’ve committed to a remodeling project, be sure to talk with your builder about incorporating disaster-ready alternatives into your home...