Author Archives: Jodi Laumer-Giddens

American Standard Meets Not-So-Standard Concrete Countertop

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AMERICAN STANDARD MEETS NOT-SO-STANDARD COUNTERTOP, AND IT’S LOVE AT FIRST SITE AN IDEA As architects, my husband and I often get the question, “What kind of house would you design for yourself?” Up until about a year ago, the answer was, “I don’t know. We haven’t really thought about it.” As is often the case, […]

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Deconstruction and Re-construction, DIY Renovation Part 2

I have one word. DUST. My inner neat freak (ok, maybe not so inner) has been put to the test during the renovation of our Atlanta condo. Everything involved some sort of dust. When I was constructing the barn door, which turned out beautifully, I could walk away from my Dad’s wood shop where we […]

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DIY Renovation of Architect’s Condo, Phase 1: Design

As architects, Chris and I are often asked, “If you could design your own home, what would you design?” A reasonable question when you have two architects in the same household. Also reasonable to think we would have a definitive answer. But we don’t. Although I am practiced at interpreting the needs and wants of our […]

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