Designer, Anthony Anderson of MAK Design+Build describes in detail the process of this project and how the team worked to achieve the homeowner’s needs, goals and more. The vision/need the homeowner wanted for just this room and the overall theme. What wasn’t working for them? And what things did they, or you, feel could solve the problems?… read more
A home built in 1964 is remodeled to keep its architectural roots while gaining modern function and style. He found it in July 2013. She looked and said “no.” Then she thought, “OK, maybe.” Wendy Allen well remembers the day husband James came home from a run and said, “You have to come look at… read more
Growing up in Mumbai, one of my hang-out places was sitting at a window seat in my friend’s house. She lived on the 10th floor and had a view of the surroundings. It was not iconic beaches or fabulous skyscrapers but just generic cityscape. But it was not about the view. What I loved… read more
We were awarded 3 Contractor of the Year awards from the Greater Sacramento Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. Here are before and after images from one of the award winners: NARI Sacramento
We’ve had an uptick in calls from out of town folks moving to Davis and looking to remodel a home they’ve purchased. I often have variations of the same conversation with them: wow, Davis houses are expensive, and they all need so much work! It’s true: much of Davis was built out in the 50’s,… read more
What is Universal Design? A smart bathroom design incorporates safety, efficiency, and usability for all potential users, while bringing efficiency and beauty to the hardest working room in the home. Universal Design is so named because the goal is to create spaces that can be used across generations and abilities. Bathrooms are particularly useful places… read more
An interesting chronology of modern window technology in this article: From Energy Sink to Energy Efficient: A Walk Through Window Technologies. Worth a scan or a more thorough read if you’ve ever wondered about the difference between glazing, coatings, and insulated glass!
This blog post has been a tough one to write. I attended a Healthy Homes Conference in May, hosted by Build It Green. It was a breakneck tour through the world of indoor air quality, chemical exposure, and toxin build-up. And it was hard not to feel the doom and gloom. I admit I go… read more
Learn about the cutting-edge green finishes and furnishings that MAK selected for the Honda Smart Home in this video!
Back in the summer of 2012, we were approached by Michael Koenig of Honda Motor Corporation. He proposed that we join a team of sustainable design consultants for a demonstration house Honda was planning to build on the UC Davis campus to utilize the best possibilities of sustainable residential building. This was certainly outside of… read more