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SOLUTIONS

CHALLENGE 3: PROJECT PIVOTING DURING A PANDEMIC

The client had purchased the home in December 2019, and the plan was
for the designer to visit once a month to oversee the renovation. But the
project kicked off in March 2020, which forced her to work remotely as
the pandemic limited travel.
It meant a challenge for the client, too. His plan had been to go to Florida to
do the demolition then return to Kansas City while construction took place.
Instead, he remained in the Florida home throughout the process.
" We just found a new way to do things, " said Meyers. " We learned
to make very effective use of all forms of digital communication and
virtual meetings. "
The renovation did not stop as Florida allowed essential workers to continue working, and construction fell under that umbrella. Because the project
began early in the pandemic, they did not experience many of the supply
chain issues that cropped up later.
Despite the surprises, the project was photo ready when Meyers visited in
November 2020. The 1990's ceramic tile was skim coated and covered with
wood-look LVT throughout the first floor. The designer chose a chocolate
stain for the cabinets and a slab of Fantasy Macaubus quartzite with mineral
streaks that mimic the movement of wind and water and a palette reminiscent of sand.
" The design worked for a variety of reasons, " said Meyers. " It's nautical,
and it's more masculine, and he has incredible light in the home. We were
able to use some darker finishes, and despite the size, it does not feel closed
in at all. "
As with any project, there are going to be challenges. Your experience as
a design professional should arm you with the solutions to working around
architectural surprises, functioning remotely when necessary and every other
surprise you may uncover.
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ABOVE Formerly closed off

by a floating wall, the kitchen
is now visually open to the
living area.

RIGHT The designer packed
high-end appliances and
extra storage into a kitchen
with a footprint that was even
smaller than expected.

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Tech Savvy
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Balanced Budget
Special Section
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