Just shot the final renders for Urban Golf Performance over to the team. What an exciting opportunity to help a blossoming company with such a cool program! Head over to my newest page to see some of the images! Just click here.
Have a fun and safe 4th of July weekend folks!
updates 7 | 03 | 15
Demo is done and the entry from the dining room to the kitchen is opened up and amazing. We have everything selected and now it's just a matter of getting things in and done. It should be a quick go, so stand by for an exciting before and after update in the next couple of weeks!
We are also in the process of preparing to relocate to Renton, officially signing our lease on the 15th. It's busy and crazy, but all in the best ways possible!
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The Albert Kitchen is entering it's final stages of design and we should be starting demolition within the next week. We have the cabinets finalized and will be picking out the remaining items next week. I've also been hired by UGP Golf in Los Angeles to do several conceptual renderings of home golf simulation rooms that they offer for install in homes. Very excited to be on board working with a newer company that is doing well and has so much potential!
We will be relocating up to the Seattle area towards the end of July, hopefully the new location will provide a better market to obtain new potential clients as well as make it more feasible to find work within an existing office.
The food bank has been put off a little, it sounds like the exterior improvements downtown wont be happening until next spring and I have no idea as to when the warehouse remodel will happen. The designs are pretty much done, they have an excellent starting point, it's just a matter of funds and time. I am hoping to get some things wrapped on the downtown exterior over the next two months, but we will see.
My client in Walla Walla seems to have canceled our contract, after they moved I made several attempts to coordinate a site visit to finish the space off and they neglected to get in touch. I can only try for so long before I have to write it off. That's how it goes sometimes, I think with the budget crunch they just had to call it quits for the time being. I was excited to get some finished pictures up, but it is what it is. I still did a fair amount of work and got paid accordingly, so no harm no foul.
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Well, a late Happy New Year is in order, among my apologies for not having posted any updates or new for awhile. The year has started as one big bang, which of course comes with it's good as well as bad, but that's the excitement of living!
The Albert Kitchen remodel is moving along nicely. We nearly have our cabinet designs completed, and I should be receiving a bid from my general this week. Once we have an idea where we are in terms of our budget after our construction costs, we will start narrowing down our slab choices and making our remaining FF&E selections! I'm getting really excited. It's going to look spectacular, and the client is beyond pleased with the design.
The food bank is still going. I've been scaling down the design proposal for the new warehouse space to allow us to do it in phases as they continue their ever on-going efforts to raise money to serve our community. I'm hoping to get a bit more movement going in the downtown facility once the counter is installed. Mark, owner of Polished Concreteworks, should have that for us here pretty soon!
I'm honestly more busy than ever between the transition with my new position merchandising and my projects than I have been in quite some time, and it's awesome! So, while again, I do apologize for not posting, work comes first!
updates 12 | 30 | 14
Our meeting to review the preliminary design concept for the new kitchen went swimmingly. The client loves the look I'm beginning to create, but before we can start to hammer out the details of finishes and tile, we need to select our granite. Hopefully when she returns from Bend after the new year we can take a day trip up north.
Last night, Jonathan (the project manager at the food bank) and I began remodeling the ladies restroom. A fresh new paint color and brand new storage shelves were painted and installed. We will be painting and installing shelves in the mens room next week, then we can start adding a little flare to the restrooms.
Lots of exciting things happening, and I'm excited and ready for the new year to begin so we can start to watch these projects come to life!
updates 12 | 15 | 14
The Albert kitchen remodel is moving along nicely. I've finished the preliminary design plans for proposal which we will be reviewing tomorrow morning. We will be setting up time to go slab shopping for our counters soon and I've been meeting with contractors and vendors to start selecting cabinets and other items for the kitchen.
The Simmons project is looking nice, we've gotten the colors picked for the walls and picked out curtains, pillows etc. I'll post some pictures once we get the walls painted.
Keep your eyes open for more to come!
updates 11 | 27 | 14
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
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The Hatch residence is seemingly on hold on my end for a moment, they are officially moving into the home so I'm on standby. I'm still way excited about the progress though and am looking forward to going in and adding the final touches for them. The builder did an amazing job on everything he designed, and though I would have done certain things differently, it is still all in all a magnificent space. I am confident that with my magic touch now that the home is ready, it will truly be their dream oasis!
In the meantime, I signed a new contract with a client today to take on a full kitchen remodel here in Olympia. I am very excited about the project, and have been given a pretty nice budget to work with. We will be looking into working with several local and talented contractors we know and are aiming to get this finished by mid spring. So I am now fully busy beyond belief wrapping up in Walla Walla, starting a new project, and still in full swing with the Food Bank. I'll try and post some pictures of the current kitchen soon on the Facebook page.
updates 10 | 15 | 14
So many things to do! I wish we could have an extra day in the week. I've been busy meeting with contractors and potential vendors for bids at the Food Bank. The break room should be moving along soon, and we will be working on revamping the bathrooms over the next month or so. We almost have everything to begin the official submission for our exterior permits.
The Hatch residence is still moving along nicely. The client has sent several pictures, the colors look fantastic. I can't wait to get in there and get the place set up!
updates 9 | 05 | 14
With social media and marketing becoming such a demanding piece of any market, Hart Design Studios has decided to jump on the online band wagon and offer a fully comprehensive "iDesign" service.
iDesign Consultations: I will work with you, no matter where you are, to help you move in the right direction for any space in your home. We will select colors, finishes, textures and materials, furniture, fixtures, and create a cohesive design approach for you to do at your leisure. This package includes a functional floor plan of the room, specifications for furniture (where to buy, cost, etc), color palettes, accessories and more. I will help you reach your design goals over the course of the conceptual phase - then you can make design come to life as you see fit within your own schedule and budget. The cost for this service is $350 a room. Please feel free to submit any questions regarding this package through the contact page.
Temporary Discount: For the launch of this service, now through the end of September, I will knock $100 the first room!
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Well my surgery for my gallbladder went well last Friday and each day I feel a little better. I still have a ways to go before I'm fully up and running, but I'll be trying work out on Saturday to see how I do. In the meantime though, being a little stir crazy and the such, I've cleaned as much as I can within my restrictions, I've set up my new home network of my two laptops and newly acquired desktop pc from a family member, and so today I set out on baking. I actually attempted to bake a cake a few days back, but totally botched it. The flavor was amazing, but visually it looked... sad.
So behold to your left a fresh cobbler... there is literally fruit growing everywhere in the neighborhood, so I shuffled down the street and grabbed some fruit and set to work in the kitchen.
I know typically I don't post more personal updates like this, but It's one of a few things I can do right now to occupy my time laid up. Happy summer! More business related updates soon to come.
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Mottman Industrial Rendering
Lots of new and exciting things are happening with summer approaching quickly. I am currently revamping the image and brand of my business with the aim of attracting a broader clientele - I don't just do consulting. I dream. I design. I create. Therefore the new business name Hart Design Studio fully encompasses all various areas of my expertise without limiting myself to just "consulting" work.
The Food Bank is ramping up to begin construction and the board of directors, staff and myself are eagerly awaiting things to start to fall into place. It will be absolutely spectacular to watch as my months of design work unfold into reality. There are also a few potential new projects and clients lining up for the summertime, so this should be a very creative and exciting summer. Keep your eyes open for new updates and hopefully some pictures of projects to come!