What’s In a Name?

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Redoing your bathroom? Is it a remodel or a renovation? People use the words interchangeably but they’re not the same thing. And it can matter to the County Assessor’s office, the permit department, property appraisers and realtors selling your home. A dictionary definition of remodel is to reconstruct; make over. While the definition of renovation… Read more »

The San Jose Skyline

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  Did you ever wonder why San Jose doesn’t have a high profile skyline? Architects involved in the construction of the commercial buildings in San Jose know why. San Jose is the 10th largest city in the United States, yet it boasts a modest sky profile. The reason — the city-owned Norman Y. Mineta San… Read more »

Ideas, Guidance & Inspiration For Your Remodel

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Remodeling or renovating your home? Wondering where to start? A couple of good places to look for ideas, guidance and inspiration are my Houzz account and my Pinterest account. Houzz  is ‘the site’ for architecture, interior design and home improvement. Pinterest  is all about picture sharing and is widely used by homeowners, designers and architects… Read more »

The 15 Best Architects in San Jose, CA

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Thanks so much Amanda Miller and BuildDirect for naming me one of the 15 best architects in San Jose. And congratulations to all my colleagues!   “Linder Jones Linder is the principal architect at Studio Linder Architects, where he leads an experienced architectural team that is passionate about taking on any challenging project. Among other honors, Linder has won multiple… Read more »

National Architecture Week

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It’s National Architecture Week. Nice to have a whole week for your own profession. I still love being an architect although it has been many years since I launched my career. I still love working with homeowners, designers and builders to create beautiful and practical living environments. The esthetic quality of a good build in… Read more »

Architect For Your Project?

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So why use an architect when planning your remodel? If you look at the technical side, architects are duty bound to know and apply local and county building codes. Other design professional may not. In fact I sometimes receive calls on a project from the client’s designer to help manage the structural portion of the buildout. … Read more »

Renovate Before You Sell?

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I was asked recently about renovating ahead of a resale. No right answer – it has something to do with the house’s location, condition, the owners expectations for what they want to get out of it.  I told them that they should get a good real estate agent that can help with this because they… Read more »

Good Acoustics

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Many elements go into a well-designed architectural plan, be it a new construction or a remodel. It’s not all visual. It’s tactical, harmonious and now days more acoustical. We’re aware of how outdoor noise pollution affects us in our homes. But a thoughtful design includes considerations on the audio aspects as well. I recently attended… Read more »

Fixtures Can Make A Bathroom Remodel

Posted by & filed under Kitchen and Bath, Linder Jones.

We’re all familiar with the stock bathroom fixtures that contractors pick up at the big box hardware stores. Function – yes, but striking and beautiful – not so much. Besides surfaces I think picking the right fixtures is high on my list and can really make a bathroom remodel stand out. I checked some of… Read more »