Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Planning on building? Free cost analysis and estimate!

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Friday, October 19, 2012

French design vs. American design

Bert Notch just completed a French country architectural plan for a client in Chatenoy le Royal, France. ˙e found it quite interesting as most homes designed in France, keep their water-closet (toilet) separate from the rest of the bathroom facilities.
 Unlike the bathroom designs in the U.S. where the water-closet is within the same areas the sinks, tub and shower. (No need to walk down the hall to wash your hands.) Other features included a 2nd story loft. Cabinet designs were also included as in France, cabinets are not considered a part of the house and are taken with each homeowner. Notch completed all plans in Metric.


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Creativity in Living 10/16/12

 Creativity in Living Blog post                                                                                                10/16/12

Creativity in Living Inc. hosted contractors and clients with a tour of custom home's they designed and built by notch along with developers in the Lake Sherwood Estates and West Lake Village areas in California, just North of Los Angeles. Home styles ranged from Craftsman, Mediterranean, Tuscany at a cost of $400 to $850 per sq. Ft. The tour was topped off with a brunch at the four seasons resort. 

Check out more of Top Notch's work at http://www.houzz.com/pro/topnotchstudios/creativity-in-living-inc

Friday, October 12, 2012


Notch just contracted with another client who chose Creativity In Living because of their pre-estimate breakdown program.

- "Unlike the designers I met before Bert, they only gave me a lump sum guesstimate. I like the fact that I can shift my cost around and make different choices now, before I get into the costly engineering phase. It's great!" -L.S. Thousand Oaks, CA.

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