making over manufacturing: from mechanization to makers’ spaces; a modern day renaissance (part 2)

Making over manufacturing: from mechanization to makers’ spaces; A modern day Renaissance Part 2 By Brett Marlo DeSantis Is the Maker movement the versatile response to the industrialist revolution we are in search of; innovation in our backyards? Yes! Maker culture is diverse, equitable and accessible culture. Generations thrive by working together. Resourcefulness and sharing   […]

making over manufacturing: from mechanization to makers’ spaces (part 1)

Making over manufacturing: from mechanization to makers’ spaces; A modern day Renaissance Part 1 By Brett Marlo DeSantis We are living in amazing times! In this modern day Renaissance, we are in the process of shaping the future of human civilization. From water-wheels to clocks to the steam engine, humans continued to work toward improving the design […]

City of Gig Harbor’s New Welcome Center & Lift Station#4

Posted on Jan 15, 2015 in Brett Marlo Designs
City of Gig Harbor’s New Welcome Center & Lift Station#4

We hope you didn’t miss the open house to discover the possibilities for the City of Gig Harbor’s new welcome center + Lift Station #4. Brett Marlo Designs submitted 2 concepts that we would LOVE to share with you!   Here’s the link for more info: http://www.gigharborguide.com/ghg-events.php?event=30341

Farmhouse bathroom before-n-after

Farmhouse bathroom before-n-after

Imagine a silo. You are now standing in it! This remodeled bathroom exists within a silo attached to the client’s home. We kept the footprint as is (really, who wants to structurally change a silo?$?) We updated this compact bathroom to be low-maintenance and beautiful! Here’s what we accomplished: we upgraded the cabinets and layout, employed a […]

Gig Harbor Condo bathroom before-n-after

Posted on Aug 6, 2014 in bathroom, before-n-after, Brett Marlo Designs
Gig Harbor Condo bathroom before-n-after

Remodeled to sell and looking great on a tight budget: This typically bland (almost institutionally designed) apartment style bathroom is transformed into a modern upscale, low maintenance, water conserving bathroom suitable to this condo located on prime real estate.

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa, By Brett Marlo DeSantis Santa baby, just slip some organic produce under the tree for me; Been an eco-friendly lady, Santa baby, So hurry down my sealed ductwork tonight. Santa baby, a compostable bin too, light blue; I’ll wait up for you, dear; Santa baby, So climb through my triple-glazed windows tonight. Think […]

Gig Harbor condo kitchen remodel before-n-after

Posted on Feb 6, 2013 in before-n-after, Brett Marlo Designs, kitchen
Gig Harbor condo kitchen remodel before-n-after

Well you know we believe that building trends is what resale depends upon and this project was aimed to sell! Our client approached us with selling in mind. And while we designed to their tastes, we also kept the market in serious mind. Their goal was to update this condo while also getting the most bang […]

Pt. Hadlock fireplace wall – before-n-after

Posted on Aug 1, 2011 in before-n-after, Brett Marlo Designs
Pt. Hadlock fireplace wall – before-n-after

This new look contemporized both the kitchen and living room spaces in one fell swoop, adding warmth visually and physically (INvironmentally.) So you want a new look for your fireplace? Are you considering more efficiency while also getting more comfort, better views, and making life just plain easier? In this project, Brett re-used the current location of this one-sided […]