Cultivate culture by salvaging structures. Part one.

Posted on Aug 28, 2015 in inspiring INvironmentalism

“Protect the past. Shape the future.”-DAH&P By Brett Marlo DeSantis   Why would we want to preserve buildings? Well, frankly it’s a good thing; good for you, your community, your pocketbook, our nation and our environment. Whether it’s a house, barn, theater, notable fishing site, garden, sculpture or commercial building, we quite literally shape the […]

Is your home really a good investment?

Posted on Jan 2, 2015 in inspiring INvironmentalism

By Brett Marlo DeSantis The average American is getting older and the average American household is getting smaller. Most of us want to age-in-place where we developed our social connections and invested in our community. We are looking for financially sustainable lifestyles as solutions. And luckily, for some of us, ADUs are that answer. An […]

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.

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 […]

Building trends on what resale depends

Posted on Dec 15, 2012 in inspiring INvironmentalism

Building trends on what resale depends By Brett Marlo DeSantis I love to keep you in the know so this month let’s talk about trends. I aim to enlighten in 650 words or less! The design build industry is taking hold of sustainability trends and employing them in a various ways. Let’s begin with the […]

SMART gadgets = SMARTer consumers

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 in inspiring INvironmentalism

SMART gadgets = SMARTer consumers By Brett Marlo DeSantis Gadgets, gadgets, gadgets, oh my! And smarter than ever, at least that’s what they have named them – SMART gadgets. You may ask (and I hope you do) if electronics are really smart. Do they show a quick-witted intelligence? In the tech world, SMART often refers […]

Free building materials, why not?

Posted on May 8, 2012 in inspiring INvironmentalism

Free building materials, why not? By Brett Marlo DeSantis Wouldn’t it be fantastic if you already have the materials for your next project right in front of you? Did I mention they are already bought and paid for? Imagine removing an entire wall and transporting it to be reused as an entire wall. That’s just […]

You are what you breathe.

Posted on Jan 4, 2012 in inspiring INvironmentalism

You are what you breathe. By Brett Marlo DeSantis Did you know that most of us are indoors ninety percent of our day? While we are inside we (or at least I) imagine what our world we be like without the repercussions of the industrial age–a world where humans live their lives aligned with nature. […]

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 […]