• Design and Planning Blog

    Home Design

    When most people think of home design they conjure up images of HGTV and picking out pretty furniture and accent pieces.  How fun to look at all of the cool kitchen and bathroom fixtures and picking out the tile and countertops.  However, there are many steps to take before we even get to that point. Whether you are building new or you are updating your existing home, it is important to know what you need as well as what you want.  What will work best for you and your family and what is your budget.  However, many people have trouble visualizing what the space will look like.  If you are…

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    Smarter With Smaller

    Smarter with Smaller Millennials, unlike Gen Xers, are more aware of the impact they have on the environment and are doing something about it.  The average square footage of homes is far too large and the millennials are looking for smaller.  They want to reduce their carbon footprint by only living in the space they truly need while still having a comfortable space to call home. It has become reality that this is possible. Multi-family homes, tiny homes, shared spaces are more becoming the norm. There have been many articles written lately that millennials are postponing marriage, they are buying houses with dogs in mind instead of kids, and they…

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    TINY HOME REVOLUTION

    Hey all, I am loving this tiny home movement.  It represents so much of what The Chipman Group stands for.  Reducing the carbon footprint, sustainable living, re-purposing products and building materials. Tiny home living may not be for everyone, but whether you can live in a tiny home or not, I appreciate how it really makes you take stock of what you have and what you really need to live.  I also like the freedom it offers.  Freedom from debt, freedom to move around and see the world, and most importantly freedom to focus on what is really important in life. We have designed two tiny homes and are working…